A Quiet Weekend Awaits

by Ginger on August 23, 2013

in Downtime

It’s Friday, thank goodness, and I am more than ready to spend the weekend with my family. I plan to go to the pool or the beach, paint my nails, play with my makeup, go on a date with my husband, play with my kid. I’ll probably have a beer or two. Oh, and write a few blog posts. It’ll be a rollicking good time.

You know, sometimes I wonder what it’s like to have a different life–a more exciting one, filled with adventure and excitement, marked by things that one might put in a memoir. My memoir would be pretty tame, filled more with what I thought about than with what I did. I mean, who really wants to hear about that weekend where I painted my nails? But then I remember that I like this life. I like the quiet, and the calm. I am blessed with what I have, and though I wish for things sometimes (more travel! more food! being two of the big ones), I ultimately live a lucky and charmed, if quiet life. And that makes me smile.

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Today, in honor of my not-memoir worthy weekend exercise of painting my nails, I’m going to give away a couple of bottles of nail polish.

Polish giveaway
Sorry for the terrible picture.

Julep Bunny is a white with a faint gold shimmer that I’ve been somewhat obsessed with this summer. Zoya GeiGei is a ballerina pink that just looks dainty and pretty*. To enter, just leave me a comment with your weekend plans by 9 am PST on Saturday, August 24.

*Reminder, these aren’t sponsored–I bought these goodies with my own dollar bills. Or, more accurately, with my own credit card number.

Danielle August 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

Fall soccer kicks off (you see what I did there?) tomorrow, so we have four mini-soccer games followed by a birthday party. The usual weekend gauntlet of laundry, grocery shopping, house cleaning. Followed by a church picnic Sunday. A quiet weekend sounds pretty good from where I’m sitting!

Ana August 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm

I love quiet weekends, too. Well “quiet”, I guess, because the noise level in our house, 24/7 is a bit higher than I’d like… Swimming lessons, hiking at a nearby trail, frisbee at the park, and the usual assortment of “have tos”. I’ll try to squeeze in a nail-painting session—I did my toenails and my boys’ in turquoise last weekend, maybe we’ll try purple this weekend (got to use them all before sandal weather disappears).

Audrey August 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I’m going to a wedding tomorrow afternoon, and hopefully spending the rest of the weekend finishing up some house projects — new playroom for the toddler, and framing and hanging family photos. Not the quietest of weekends, but still pretty low-key.

Erica August 23, 2013 at 3:47 pm

No weekend plans here! Maybe a visitor for the baby. Just chillin.

Katherine August 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Work, do laundry, clean. As usual.

Sheila August 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I’ll either be working for my folks tomorrow or staying home with my kids while Jeremy continues to get our house move-in ready. Then mass and naps on Sunday. QUIET=GLORIOUS. That pink is gorgeous, and if I don’t win, I may go out and buy some for myself.

Jody Yarborough August 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Love the polish colors! Here at Chateau Yarborough we are opting for quiet. I’m going out of town next week so I will be prepping and packing. Our big outing is going to be grocery shopping at Whole Foods! Woo-hoo! I hear what you are saying on the whole “what if my life were..” but on the whole I love my life too. Sometimes I get frustrated or impatient with how slow time goes… and then overwhelmed with how many things I want to get done. But then I just remind myself to take things one day at a time, and be thankful for where I’m at. Have a great weekend!

Kristina August 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I’ll be attending husband’s ball tourney with the little ones in the morning, and then I hear tell my in-laws have offered to babysit so we can have a date night -wonder of wonders, I’m way too pumped.

Older mom August 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Quiet weekend, most are usually filled with chores. Tomorrow mom and I go for pedis, first since her hip surgery, so she is pretty pumped. Then I will take her to lunch. After that catch up on chores and go in to the office to do some work. Definitely going to have a couple cocktails too! Have a great weekend Ginger.

Andrea August 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

The first half of my weekend was crazy, as we were finishing vacation and had two flights with a five and one year old. But today is oddly calm and relaxed, and I am loving it. Getting to catch up on a week’s worth of blog posts that I missed. 🙂

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