Mellow Weekend

I’m up early on a Saturday and feel like I should be getting ready to go for a run (or to the gym), but it’s a rest day. I barely know what to do with myself.

This time last Saturday I was starting the 4-hour drive from Vancouver, WA to north Seattle. We had a whirlwind day of outlet shopping. The next morning I made the round trip back by myself to catch a flight home.

I intend to keep things much more mellow this weekend.

Last night we went to the movies. I hate the way movies either start during the dinner hour, or at my bedtime. So what did we do? We got some sushi takeout (again) and snuck it into the theatre. At first I felt bad and waited until the lights dimmed before whipping out my spicy tuna roll, but the couple sitting next to us had chips/salsa and burritos stashed in their bag so I didn’t feel so bad after all. :)

We saw Horrible Bosses.

It was hilarious, disturbing and had a great cast. Going into the flick, I didn’t know anything about it, but I left liking it much more than I thought I would.

Today will be spent doing a gazillion errands and projects around the house that I keep putting off every weekend. My goals are to:

1. Organize and file bills and paperwork and shred old receipts. There is a year’s worth of crap piled on to my desk that I just can’t look at anymore.
2. Read the pile of mail that has accumulated over the past 2 weeks.
3. Figure out what the heck to do with my running bibs and medals. They are sitting on a bookshelf, driving me crazy.

I’m sure you can imagine the messy piles that are spread throughout my house.

I want to get all of this done today so that I can enjoy my Sunday. I’m planning on running in Golden Gate Park again. There’s a group of us running our own different distances and paces, but we picked a time and place to meet to have Ramen for our post-run lunch. It’s becoming quite the Sunday tradition.

Practice Gratitude 365

Last week I was overwhelmed with stories of trials and tragedies that others have endured. It made me realize that I have had a pretty great life and I should be thankful for it every single day.

If I don’t “write things down”, I likely won’t remember it, so I created this web site for myself.

At the end of every day, I take a moment and pick one (or more) things that made me happy, or I should be thankful for. I don’t write long posts, but I added a link to it in the bottom of this site. It’s mostly just for personal reflection, and it’s a great way to end the day.

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