Happy Memorial Day! I've been so enjoying this long weekend, and although looking at my "to do" list for tomorrow makes my head spin, it's been amazing to have a nice long break from the computer and actually live life. Friday night I drove out to my mom's for an awesome grilled veggie dinner and some serious relaxation time. Saturday, my sis was in town, and we sat outside for lunch (and massive amounts of coffee) with my mom at one of our favorite restaurants, then hung out with my grandma and uncle for a few hours, had pizza for dinner, and went shopping. Very low-key, which is kind of how I prefer things to be these days. (Side note: Morgan stole my super cute Vivi Dot Blue Blossoms Ring for the day!)
Yesterday morning I got up super early and drove down to a music fest with my friend Annie. Her husband is the guitar player in the band Robbie works for, and they were headlining and had shows all three days, but we opted to just spend the day there. It was a long drive for a day trip, but we listened to music and talked and before we knew it, the three hours had past. It was ridiculously hot and Annie is 7-1/2 months pregnant, so we spent the majority of the show on the side of the stage where there was a nice breeze. When Robbie was done working around 5:30, we drove home, ordered pizza (again), and watched Mad Men. And I fell asleep on the couch, which never happens. I'm feeling some subconscious pressure to catch up on work today, but I'm going to try to force myself to do as little work as possible and finish the long weekend off by gardening, running errands, and having some beers with friends. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of stepping away and making time to enjoy life.
I hope you've all been getting to enjoy life today this weekend too!