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.


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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.

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… Read more »

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.

“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… Read more »
Robin Kramer

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.

Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

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!!


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


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.


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!


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! 🙂


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 😉