This weekend was a little bit of a lull in the holiday season – I had a lot to do last weekend, and next weekend is shaping up to be busy, so I was glad for a somewhat low-key couple of days. Here is most of what I did (assume all gaps filled with napping and/or HGTV):
Had a coffee emergency (as in, there was none) and therefore started Saturday at the Safeway.
Did laundry (all the weird stuff this weekend, like the shower curtain, bathmat, and the rubber thingy under the litter boxes).
Attempted to do some online shopping for Christmas but couldn’t seem to make any decisions, so gave up. (Related: had sticker shock at the cost of “classic” — that is, non-plastic — Lincoln Logs. More than $50? Whoa.)
Watched the second and third periods of the Caps-Lightning game on tv, and got to see Nick Backstrom score a natural hat trick.
Had brunch and baked Christmas cookies with my friends and their kids. (I brought fixings for gingersnaps. Obvs.)
Went to Eastern Market and somehow only came home with soap, potatoes and yogurt, which will not a week’s worth of meals make. (Especially the soap.) This will come back to bite me, no doubt. But I branched out and got maple yogurt instead of my usual plain, so that’s exciting.
When on staycation — especially when there is a holiday in the mix — it’s hard to decide where the weekend begins, but for the purposes of this post, I’m going with Friday.
Enjoyed some quiet snuggle time with my nephew G., when he snuck upstairs to see if I was awake yet. (I was.)
Had my favorite breakfast of the year: apple pie and stuffing, a/k/a Thanksgiving leftovers.
Cracked up watching Baseball Bloopers with my nephews and brother.
Discovered that chocolate goldfish crackers with tiny, cereal-style marshmallows exist, courtesy of my cousin Susan’s legendary snack tray.
Spent many hours catching up with Susan and her family.
Marveled at how adult my nieces are becoming. How can that be happening?
Forgot to take any family photos.
Watched my Caps squeak out yet another shootout win.
Listened to my brother share depressing stats about how few actual, regulation wins the Caps have.
Drove home, too tired and too late, but made it safely.
Spent a whole day in my pajamas, being unspeakably lazy.
Got up early to go see Stormtroopers — and, as it turned out, Darth Vader — down by the Capitol with my nephews and sister-in-law. (They were filming a promotional piece for a proposed Museum of Science Fiction.)
Checked out the Capitol Christmas tree.
Took my nephews on their first visit to what I call “the bouncy walkway” at the National Gallery of Art. (It’s the unusually springy moving sidewalk between the East and West buildings, and also a piece of installation art called Multiverse.)
Saw an exhibit on Byzantine art (because D. wanted to see something “very old”) and stopped by the Calder mobiles.
Ate brunch at one of my favorite neighborhood joints, the Argonaut.
Did the boring weekend things: laundry, dishes, etc.
Considered buying a Christmas tree, decided to wait until next weekend.
Watched PBS’s new Downton Abbey recap episode to get ready for season four.
Tuned in for a little bit of the Sunday night football game, wherein the two teams I like were playing each other, with the goal of determining which is actually the worst in the NFC East.
Stayed up later than planned.
What did you do this weekend — no matter when it started for you?