April 28, 2009

Best of Intentions

This past weekend did not go as planned. I blogged a couple of weeks ago about how excited I was for April 25th because it would be my first Saturday off in a really long time. Well, I definitley had the day "off." I actually never even got out of bed. Sounds relaxing, right? Wrong. Somehow I ended up with a horrible case of food poisoning and spent the entire weekend indoors. I couldn't have missed out on a better weekend. It was sunny and 80+ degrees the entire time!

My poor to-do list sat untouched and continues to build. That's life, right? Had I been well I would have attempted to cross off the following items:

1. Buy ferns to hang on front porch.
2. Prime and paint rocking chairs.
3. Touch up / stain window shutters.
4. Tackle mountain of dirty laundry.
5. Try a new recipe
6. Buy new bedding / paint for the guest bedroom (I have given up on our bedroom for now because I can do the guest bedroom much cheaper!)
7. Start planting garden.
8. Take a lazy Saturday nap - this I can check off. I took an 18 hour nap - I think I'm good.
I did get to one of the items on my list, although it wasn't technically over the weekend. I was finally eating solid foods by Sunday evening, so by Monday I was eating everything in sight. The weather was gorgeous and Todd and I had yet to use our patio furniture, so the two of us made a new recipe last night and ate outside. It made up for my horrible weekend. I could eat outside every meal if the weather was nice enough.
We made chicken pasta primavera. Yum! My husband is a great chef. I greatly appreciated his help, and together we made a delicious dinner.


Work is as crazy as ever, and my to-do list will continue to get longer and longer, but I'm at the point where I don't care that much. I'm always going to have one more thing to add to my list. This weekend won't be about what I need to do. It will be about who I need to spend time with. This weekend will be filled with great friends, good food, and the new Jennifer Garner movie. It doesn't get much better than that!


  1. 1. I am so so SO sorry you were so so SO sick.

    2. I can't wait to see you this weekend.

    3. When can you make me that yummy-looking pasta? I'm willing to pay...

  2. sorry you were sick! glad you're feeling better. i love how you ended your blog. what a great perspective! way to get what really matters. you are remarkable! - ash