Though running errands, cleaning, working out, and working were all on my agenda this weekend, my top priority was finishing my Valentine’s Day celebration with Eric.
We were supposed to go to the outlets, per our Valentine’s Day tradition, but since we had just taken a road trip last weekend, we decided to postpone. Instead we had a pretty nice but typical Saturday, getting back to our routine of going to the farmers market, running a couple errands, browsing a few stores for fun, and then spending the afternoon at home. Late in the afternoon, I did a 45-minute Power Yoga podcast. After both of us had worked out, we spent about an hour cleaning the first floor which was a huge relief. It’s amazing what an hour of housework can do! I was happy to have a nice clean house for our date night, which consisted of ordering takeout from our favorite Chinese restaurant, eating cupcakes, and watching “Skyfall.”
I had wanted to see “Skyfall,” and I liked the majority of it. But approximately one hour and 45 minutes into the movie, they lost me. I just reached my breaking point for totally improbable situations (OK, well, I kind of reached that during the opening sequence). Every fight scene began to feel like the ongoing Peter Griffin vs. The Chicken fight from “Family Guy” — like they were dragging it out just to fuck with us. And every time I thought, OK, this has to be the final fight scene…it wasn’t. Also, Javier Bardem’s Katie-Couric-circa-2009 hairdo made it difficult to take him seriously as the villain. By the final few scenes, I just couldn’t contain my irritation. And it was all leading up to…the most over-the-top and somehow still anticlimactic ending I could have imagined. Ugh. Fuck you, Jim Bond. I knew we should have watched the Beyonce documentary instead.
Despite my frustration with the end of the movie, we actually had a really nice day and a good date night. I slept in until 8:00 and then got started on my day. In between working at my desk, I managed to fit in some healthy activities.
After breakfast, I worked for about six hours, and then took a nice 30-minute walk with Eric (it was gorgeous outside!), did a 30-minute Twisting Out Negativity and Doubt podcast (I wasn’t feeling particularly negative or doubtful, but it was a good workout in any case), and then got back to work while Eric made dinner. The chili was delicious and I feel so relaxed and satisfied right now. I’d like to call it a night but I have a couple more articles to finish tonight and we’re getting very close to “waited till Sunday night to do my homework” territory, so I’m going to get back to it!
How was your weekend?