Our weekend and the week ahead

I am feeling very refreshed from the weekend. I have two more days until I return to work and there really isn’t much dread or anxiety about it like I thought there would be. We had a great weekend, a perfect mixture of work and play.

I had a girls night Friday night with one of my best girlfriends.

Saturday we started the overhaul on our backyard.. Our backyard is a bit of a jungle, it is beautiful, but it is consumed by monstrous tropical plants. Only about 1/3 of our property in back is even accessible. For us this layout is just not functional. We have way too many gatherings that take us out back around the BBQ for games and we need the room. Not to mention that the kids always want to play outside when they come over and it certainly does not allow for that. Plus at some point we will want to get a dog and will need the room.

Saturday we were having our morning coffee and watching a recording of the Daily Show when I decided it was time. We have both been very intimidated by what our backyard currently is and the amount of work that will go into its transformation but I got it in my head that it was time so I jumped in and started. I started hacking down elephant ear leaves and roots until finally I could actually see the fence in back. Sunday Todd came out and chopped up all the big roots and we hauled them away together. We were both exhausted and covered in dirt by the time we called it a day but the sense of satisfaction made it well worth the trouble.

Saturday night we went to dinner at my favorite restaurant and then to a concert downtown. After the show we went to the bar where we had drinks on our second date after dinner. We had not been back there since our second date. It was a perfect date night.

Sunday night we did our grocery shopping, made an awesome dinner, folded laundry and watched The Walking Dead.

It was a great way to spend my last weekend before things become quite busy. This week is jammed packed already.

This morning I got up early to start my chores. I want to have everything done for the week today so I don’t have to worry about it later this week when things get busy. This afternoon I am having my girlfriend from school over for tea and to get to know each other better. I am looking forward to it.

Tomorrow after class I have lunch plans with one of my best girlfriends. She is pregnant and due any day now. Technically her due date is Thursday, which also happens to be Todd’s birthday, however her doctor is certain she will go longer. This will be our last chance for time together before baby girl comes and I start back to work. I can’t wait to see her.

Wednesday I start back to work and then Thursday is Todd’s birthday. Tomorrow after lunch I will get the few last-minute things I need for Todd’s birthday.

Then next weekend we will go out to celebrate him. I am very excited.