Over the Weekend

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You know what, I figured that since the holidays are over, I’d be much more relaxed and much less tired once everything got back to normal. WRONG! Last week felt like the longest week EVER! And I have no idea why! Needless to say, I was quite thrilled for the weekend to arrive!

Accomplished on Friday:

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Over the Weekend…

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I have been looking forward to this weekend so much! It was supposed to be a good one! Christmas was over, I wasn’t running in a million directions at once, I didn’t have any huge projects to work on, and I was totally looking forward to seeing more friends who were in from out-of-town and some catching up in the sleep department.

Yeah, well.

Accomplished on Friday:

  • Dinner with friends in from out-of-town
  • Half of the grocery shopping. (I had to stop at 10:00 p.m. because the store was closing.)

Accomplished on Saturday:

  • Cleaned the entire house. (My plan of doing little things here and there throughout the week so I wouldn’t have to spend an entire day of the weekend cleaning did not work this week. Between Christmas and my husband getting sick, there was no time left to clean.)
  • Used up 4 hours for a photo shoot. (Travel time each way was 1.5 hours.)
  • Finished the grocery shopping

Accomplished on Sunday:

  • Sunday School, Choir and church
  • Lunch with friends
  • Blog planning
  • Photography business organizing. (I shut down my photography business for the entire month of January to attempt to catch a breather from the crazy months of October – December, and it takes a bit of doing to get it ready to be left alone for a month!)
  • Cooked dinner (anybody ever had Cheeseburger Soup, or should I share that recipe here sometime?)

Honestly, I’m pretty disappointed with the lack of stuff that got done this weekend. I’m so tired. I really just want to quit everything and go sit in my big ol’ walk-in closet and do NOTHING. Even when I try to sleep I can’t, because my brain won’t shut up. Hence the reason I got no nap on Sunday.

I had forgotten how ridiculous I get at the end of the year…but I’m right back to it again. I am so exhausted of everyone needing everything from me, and there always being SO much to do ALL THE TIME. I guess the theory that “I’ll rest when I’m dead” applies now, right? Right now I’d like nothing more than to quit my full-time job, close my photography business forever, quit blogging for good, and find a lovely rock to climb under.

This is what an overly-tired overly-extended Kristen sounds like, y’all. I’m sorry for the jolt of realism in today’s post, and I think the only thing to do is try to hang on and get through it. Please tell me someone else feels the same way?

Over the Weekend

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Can you believe it’s another Monday? The weekends go by WAY too fast!

Accomplished on Friday:

  • Dress rehearsal for the weekend’s Christmas production
  • Dinner with friends

Accomplished on Saturday:

  • SLEPT IN!!! (<—Wohoo!!!)
  • Cleaned the entire house (I know you guys probably won’t believe me, but I had not cleaned the house myself from top to bottom since before Thanksgiving. I know. It’s awful. I have just been running so nuts with all the photography and Christmas prep…it was filthy. So it took longer than normal, but I was SO happy to have it clean.)
  • Christmas production performance #1

Accomplished on Sunday:

  • Sunday School
  • Christmas production performance #2
  • TOOK A NAP!!! (<— Wohoo!!!)
  • Changed out all my Fall plants on the porches for Christmas plants!
  • Put the finishing touches on the Christmas decor inside the house. I’ve got to say, it took a LOT longer than I thought it would this year! We went from a 1-bedroom apartment to a 4-bedroom house this past year, and I had to re-arrange and add a lot of decor! So I’m happy that it’s finally totally done, and now we can enjoy! I’ll show you everything later this week!
  • Made a home-made dinner for my husband. I’ve been so busy lately that he’s just been eating whatever, and I was happy that I was able to get back to normal a bit and cook for him!

Things are slowing down just a bit around here! Hope they are for you, too! It’s time to enjoy the season!

What did YOU do over the weekend?