I kind of miss my weekends sometimes. I work for one church but attend and serve at another one. They are part of the same community so most Sundays the message is relatively the same. One of the services is on Saturday evening and the other is on Sunday evening. I love them both and am honored to be a part of both but I often find myself missing my weekend. I typically "have" to arrive by 3pm both days and don't end up leaving until 7 or 7:30. There are no complaints here, its just hard sometimes to find time to play or rest. The day has to kind of be scheduled closely. Now that summer is here, the desire to go do things is greater. This weekend, we somehow found a way to do all that we wanted to do and still feel like we had a weekend.
On Thursday, I had someone order one of my Etsy Elephants. I posted it back in January from one I made a friend for her baby shower. After being encouraged to start selling them, I posted it on Etsy. I asked my friends what they would pay for a hand knit elephant. They all encouraged me not to under sell which is often where i lean on my knitted projects. 6 months later, someone purchased one. I was beginning to think the price was too high. So I have spent many hours in front of the TV working on the elephant. I am now about 70% of the way through. With work and life, it takes me about a week to do. Its about 12 pieces sown together to make an adorable grey elephant.
On Friday, this guy showed up at my house. A present from my amazing parents. It was my mom's birthday and fathers day last week/weekend and they got ME a present. I am so spoiled! While I was home, I mentioned I needed a new TV. My current one worked and was fine for this poor, struggling artist but it is 10 years old, the picture is off and the color, distorted. It was on my list to one day get but paying rent and eating trumped such a frivolous purchase. When the delivery guy showed up with this, I about took him out. I think my loud words were, "Are you Freaking Kidding Me?" He got a good laugh out of it. I think I probably was his happiest stop of that hot summer day.
The above TV is our old TV. I think he weighed about 50lbs. He was left on the street and was gone within a couple of hours. He found a new home :)
Later that evening, we had dinner at some friends' house. Its a couple we've grown pretty fond of. We try and get together once a month. In New York City, that's hard to do. Scheduling 4 people's schedule regularly is sometimes impossible. We totally enjoy their presence. We never laugh so hard as we do when we are there. They cooked this amazing meal and then we played this game, "Ticket to Ride." I WON! Its a great strategy game that doesn't take too much brain power. KEY for the end of a week, in a food coma kinda night.
On Saturday, we got up at 8am to go for a run. We are trying to do better at running. We do this every year. We run a half marathon in March and then don't run consistently again until the fall... But this time the added pounds are helping motivate us!
After the service that evening, we got to have a spontaneous dinner with another couple whom we completely adore. We call them our NY Parents. Its our pastor and his wife. The sweetest, most authentic couple you'll ever meet. I wish I had a picture of them cause I'd love to show them off to you!
On Sunday, we decided we'd take advantage of the gorgeous weather. After a leisurely morning and little bit of shopping, we went to Central Park and enjoyed the warm rays of sun! We played lots of cribbage... Again, I WON. No I am not competitive.... :/
Lovely weekend! I can't wait to do that more often!
What did you do this weekend?
I really wanna know!