I was a bum this weekend. Okay... truthfully, I was a bum for half the weekend. I can't talk about Sunday because a) it isn't Sunday yet and b) I'm hosting Easter dinner with the family at my house on Sunday, so I won't be bumming tomorrow.
But I was a bum today. Slept in until 9:00 or so, then watched Part II of Gone with the Wind (I watched Part I last night, before I went to bed), followed by The Holiday (better than I expected and I'm not a huge, huge fan of Jude Law, but I thought he was very Cary Grant in this movie), Curse of the Golden Flower (which was okay; I liked Crouching Tiger, Hero, and House of Flying Daggers better), Ice Age (hadn't seen it before now; also turned out to be better than expected for that type of movie), Frankenstein (the Branagh/DeNiro/Bonham Carter version; only okay; not as scary as I thought it would be), and, finally, to round out the movie watching, Casino Royale (for, like, the 12th time. I must say, I think the new Bond movies are far more sophisticated than in the past and this one is no exception. I really like this Bond film.)
By the time I finally showered and dressed, it was well after 7:00 p.m. and then I ran off to the store to buy the various sundries and goods I'll need to make tomorrow's dinner--pork tenderloin with roasted granny smith apples and butternut squash on the side. It's a new recipe and I thought I'd give it a whirl, as the family didn't want the standard ham or lamb. We'll see how it turns out.
But that's not really the point I want to make with this post. The point I want to make is, ever since I started working full-time again, I've felt as though my weekends have been overcrowded with things that are MUST-DOs rather than WANT-TO-DOs. Does that make sense? For some reason, during my 10 months of unemployment and leisure, I somehow unlearned how to get everything done on the weekends that I need to, while still leaving time for a little play and R&R. My only saving grace this weekend is that our Boston-Irish-Catholic Veep decided to close the office yesterday at noon in observance of Good Friday. So, I went to Costco yesterday and got that out of the way, which then only left cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and laundry for today. Of those, I managed to get two out of three done between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. I'll finish cleaning tomorrow and then will start cooking in the afternoon.
Still... I get to Mondays and think, "How come I feel so tired?"
I also, before the lengthy hiatus, use to run a lot of errands in the evenings after work, but now, I come home so tired, I rarely go out in the evenings. What's up with that?!
Anyway--enough about all this. I'm off to put my PJs back on and watch another movie. Maybe I'll watch Casino Royale again...