Saturday, January 22, 2011

Quiet Saturdays

When Hank and I were first married, I 'bout drove him crazy on Saturday mornings.  I wanted to go...go shopping, go to the market, go to the movies, go out to eat. When the children came along, I could still keep up a pretty good pace. Early on, they learned to appreciate the wonderful culinary experiences of Charleston as well as the King Street shopping scene. I guess we ought not complain about their fondness for the high life, at least in South Carolina Lowcountry terms. No question...our kids like to live large...but that's beside the point.

The point is that these days, I want to stay home on Saturdays...except during football season. We're crazy busy during the week...but no more crazy busy than when we were working and raising children, running the road almost every afternoon to lessons and practices and games and competitions. I guess we're just getting old. Last night as Hank was kicked back in his chair and I collapsed on the sofa, I remarked, "Lordy...I don't know why I'm so tired."  Hank confirmed my suspicions by replying, "You're almost 50."

THIS from the man who is almost 53!

I threw a pillow at him. Then I feel asleep by 8:15 while we were watching The Mentalist on DVR.

In my defense, he started snoring before I fell asleep.

Today has been a quiet Saturday.  Hank went to Hometown to start cleaning out things in his mother's house as she prepares to move to Green Grove in a couple of weeks.  I stayed home and wrote two article reviews and created a promotional PowerPoint for a grad course I'm taking.  It's been a busy day...but a quiet day.  I worked in sweats and didn't put on any makeup. I didn't leave the house.  I loved it....except for the writing and creating part, but that's all done.

Life is good...


  1. I'm 29 and fell asleep last night at 8:30pm... I didn't even realize I was that tired, but my husband said that the second I hit the couch I was out, haha! Mybe my bodies aging faster than the years state :)

  2. I am asleep by nine...hubby, too. Sometimes we get up at 3:00 a.m. and watch a movie. We do everything backwards. The days can be so short, the sun down at 5:00, bedtime just seems earlier!!


  3. I can't wait to get to bed! And nary a stitch o' makeup on this face today!

  4. I'm with you honey. I've added one more day a week at work + this week was my first full week since before Christmas due to all the snow days, so I was exhausted Friday eve. :-) But I wouldn't have it any other way; would you? :-) xoxo

  5. Have been totally lazy today...did not even venture out of the house! Did some necessary house cleaning and that was it!

    A nice reprieve from a very busy and intense week!


  6. Sometimes life is just like that dontcha know? I appreciate the fast and the slow days.
    Today was slow and it's a good thing. I read a 400 page book today. All 400 pages in one day.
    I don't know what kind of reading you like, but I guarantee you'll love this one. I couldn't put the flippin book down, obviously and I was even annoyed that my family expected me to make dinner for them. I used to say that I didn't like mysteries, but no more.
    "Caught" by Harlan Coben...check it out, you'll finish it in no time, I bet Hank would love it too. Definitely read to the end. Enough twists and turns to make yur head spin, but it gives definitely closure in the end.

  7. I had a very similar Saturday...except for writing and creating. I did do laundry though. LOL


  8. I love lazy days too. They are few and far between, so I really appreciate them when they come around. I'm usually nodding off by 9:00 anymore, but I think it has more to do with the short days than it does my age. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it:) Kat

  9. Is it bad that I'm 31 and want quiet Saturdays?? Life is so hectic during the week, that I just want to completely chill out. Maybe the weather doesn't help :)

  10. Great post- I must say I have slowed down too. Most Saturdays are spent doing chores and projects around the house. I love the slow pace of life in a small town, but we are never at a loss for things to do.

  11. More weekends than not I don't leave the house from Friday night 'til Monday morning. Don't know if it's being 50 y/o or what, but there's nothing better than quiet weekends!

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  13. I need to wear make-up every day, but I sure do love it when I can stay @ home & not HAVE to wear it. Sounds like u had a lovely and productive w/end.
    Thanks for everything!
    Sweet Tea w/Cindy

  14. Goodness...I am always in bed early!! It's so funny just how much you appreciate your sleep as you get older:):):)

  15. I love quiet Friday nights and Saturdays. We're the same way-we are crazy busy during the week, especially during ball season. I cherish our low-key weekends.

  16. Hopefully by the time you see this, you will both have been able to have had many restful nights.


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