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Low-Key Weekending

Low-Key Weekending
This photo is not actually from the weekend, but that’s OK.

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).
  • Went ice skating (and to dinner) with Brian, Jen, and the nephews.
  • 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.

How was your weekend?

Weekending along with Pumpkin Sunrise.

Weekending/Make a List

Stormtroopers at the Capitol!
Stormtroopers at the Capitol!

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.)
Bouncing along!
Bouncing along!
  • 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?

Blogging along with Amanda, on both her Weekending them and her December prompts.