How I Blew My Four Day Weekend

If you’re anything like me you are in denial that it’s Monday already. I’m staring at my computer screen feeling a combination of sadness, anger, confusion, and fatigue. I feel betrayed. Betrayed by the weekend for ending. I don’t have much to write about as a weekend recap because, newsflash, I blew my four day weekend.
I am nothing if not predictable. I always do this. I look forward to having a few days off, make a small list of things I want to do or accomplish, then end up doing nothing on my list. I spend each day thinking about how I need time off to rest and live while simultaneously not really resting or living.
For my weekend recap you won’t see pictures of me on the trail or at the mall scoring Black Friday deals. In fact, I’m going to spare you from any pictures at all because nothing about my life at this exact second is pretty.
A dust bunny just floated past my face. I am not even kidding.
I never did get around to vacuuming this weekend. I did, however, relax. I spent a lot of the weekend with my dog curled up on my lap. What can I say? She encourages laziness. And if you look directly at her you’ll soon find yourself doing whatever she wants.

You almost went out and bought kibble didn’t you? She is a master at turning on the charm. I really could learn a thing or two from her.
Ok, so, I didn’t accomplish my to-do list. The good thing about a to-do list is that it’s extremely patient. It has waited all weekend for me and it will continue to wait. If you’re struggling this morning and feel like you didn’t make the most of your weekend, my dust bunnies and I are right there with you.



  1. Divya on November 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

    This is something I struggle with a lot. I feel like I’m not used to just SITTING and not DOING. But I did do exactly that on Sunday. Harry Potter marathon! It’s amazing how good it is for your future when you sit down and do nothing now.

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      I got sucked into a Gilmore Girls marathon myself. It is kind of amazing and I do feel rested and ready for the week!

  2. Charlotte on November 27, 2017 at 10:47 am

    WOAH, Courtney! just saw your comment come in just as I was visiting your page, coffee mug in hand. We are in sync this morning 🙂

    I’ll be honest… my pup prevents me from doing most of my to-dos on the regular. LOL, they’re good at that. Also, I could never resist your pup’s face… what kind of kibble does she prefer? 🙂

    It’s okay. The to-do list can wait. Sometimes we just need to enjoy a weekend for what it is. To lounge around in our pajamas and enjoy the stillness and some time away from the nagging pressures and everyday stresses. I’m glad you had this time to reflect, relax, and stay away from cleaning. Lord knows the dust bunnies will be waiting for you in the morning 🙂


    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      We are in sync for sure! I love your reverse bucket list post!

      Oh yes, the dust bunnies are still waiting for me. They are having a party and it looks like they invited some friends. 🙂

  3. Beth on November 27, 2017 at 10:58 am

    You know what? There is absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing! Sometimes we need to take that break too and just chill. The upcoming month is stressful and busy enough, so re-energizing before then is perfect. You’re to-do list absolutely will wait.

    And I can’t resist that sweet pup’s face either.

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      You are so right Beth. It was a great break and it was nice to relax before a busy December! She is irresistible. She has even won over our neighbor and he is a tough crowd.

  4. San on November 27, 2017 at 11:44 am

    “I spend each day thinking about how I need time off to rest and live while simultaneously not really resting or living.”

    Oh my, you’re saying a mouthful…. I feel that way all the time. I have no idea where the weekend went. I mean, I enjoyed it and I was productive (in some ways), but I often get to the end of my weekend and I am thinking “but I wanted to relax more AND do more”…. there just is never enough time, is there?

    Well, at least you had supercute company. I wish I could blame it all on a dog (or cat). 😛

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      I did indeed have very cute company! As I was writing this post I was thinking about what I can do better next time. I think tackling some or all of my to-do list on the first day of my weekend would help. I think I would have more quality relaxation time and feel better overall if I know I was productive. Plus, a dust-bunny free house is always nice!

  5. Robin Kramer on November 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Ha! I feel the same way, Court. I was productive for a short while, then not so much, then not at all. Weekends always betray us by ending!

    I love the timing of your dust bunny, by the way.

  6. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries on November 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I never just sit around and do nothing, but I ended up doing a lot of that this past weekend, and miraculously, I don’t feel that guilty about it! We need more long weekends, I think!!

  7. Sheryl on November 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Resting is just as important as doing and that face pulled me in!

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Resting was nice and her cute, little face was hard to resist!

  8. Cara on November 27, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Our weekends either look exactly like this, or exactly the opposite, where “relaxing” is not on the to-do list and if it’s not on the list, it doesn’t get done. We’ve been focusing on finding that happy medium where we get to Sunday night and not immediately feel betrayed by the weekend ending.

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Yes Cara, there must be a happy medium out there somewhere. I’ll let you know when I find it!

  9. ShootingStarsMag on November 27, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Omg, your dog is adorable. I will totally buy them all the kibble they want!! *talks to them in a baby voice* I had a pretty mixed weekend; equal parts busy and lazy so it worked. But sometimes full on laziness is what you need!

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you…yes she is adorable. She has my husband wrapped around her little…paw? It was definitely a full on laziness weekend here! I’m learning that a medium laziness weekend might be better for me. I’d like to have been more active and gotten more done but, eh. It’s over and the holidays are here so it’s all good. 🙂

  10. Heather on November 27, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I think expecting productivity after Thanksgiving was your first problem! That cozy Christmas vibe sets right in and I spend as much time snuggling with my kids and puppy as I can. The dust can wait until January with all the other resolutions! 🙂

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Ha ha, Heather you are correct. I should have set my expectations for the weekend firmly at puppy snuggles.

  11. Erinn on November 28, 2017 at 10:51 am

    This is the story of my life. I love going out and doing things, but I really need my time to relax….I always say I get social hangovers 😉

    • Courtney A. Casto on November 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Me too Erinn. Socializing takes a lot out of me sometimes!

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