Well – as the title would suggest – I didn’t really do too much this weekend. I suppose every weekend can’t be filled with grand adventure and exploration…and I can never quite decide if the weekend passes faster with things to do or faster with nothing to do. What I can attest to is that it passes much quicker than I’d like, regardless of my plans!
We closed up the office at 3:00 on Friday and so my weekend began early – and I was honestly thankful because I’d been dealing with a headache for most of Friday afternoon, so I hopped on my couch and took a nap when I got home. Talk about kicking off the weekend with a bang, am I right?
We grabbed some delicious dinner at our favorite local Mexican restaurant and then made a Target run, where I purchased Batman vs. Superman and Justice League. After returning home, I sat outside on the deck and watched the birds feasting at the feeder for a while and then curled up on my couch to watch Batman vs. Superman – and decided that I liked it a lot more than I remembered.
I slept in on Saturday and while I’d originally not thought about tagging along… I decided at the last minute (sort of) to join my parents for breakfast at a new(ish) cafe in nearby Strasburg. I’m not a huge breakfast eater, so I just had coffee and a yummy coffee cake muffin. We grabbed some orange creamsicle cupcakes to go and headed back home, where I just spent the rest of the late morning and early afternoon doing a whole lot of nothing. I mean – that is in the title y’all, what did you expect?
My Mom and I decided that we needed to do something to pass the afternoon and so my Mom did a bit of investigating and we headed about twenty minutes up the road to Berryville to explore some of the shops on Main Street. We perused a fair trade shop where I grabbed some gorgeous earrings and my Mom picked up some wee chocolate bars, I found a new favorite shop called Modern Mercantile and I also picked up a key fob that has the line “I solemnly swear I am up to no good…” from Harry Potter.
My favorite purchase from the day though were my terrariums, filled with delightful little bromeliad, moss, rocks and decor. Modern Mercantile had a station set up where you could choose a container, choose a plant, choose fillers and put everything together to make a hanging terrarium. I’ve been intrigued by air plants and this seemed like the perfect time to finally get myself one…or two. I created two little hanging terrariums and we headed back toward home…
We did; of course, make a stop at the mall and we were both lured in by Hallmark’s ornament premiere and a sale at Bath and Body Works, ha-ha! We grabbed some dinner at Macado’s on the Winchester Walking Mall and then went back to the house – where I watched Justice League and Watson questioned what exactly we’d brought him from our afternoon of adventuring…
Sunday morning I could have slept…and slept… but I got myself up, had coffee and breakfast and got myself to church for the second service. It starts at 10:30 and I’d bought a ticket for the 12:00 showing of Ant-Man & the Wasp – but my church is quite close to the theater and I assumed I’d easily make it from one to the other with plenty of time to spare. Well, the sermon went a bit long and there I was – the person creeping out early – on the Sunday the pastor preached about patience. There’s some irony there – I know.
I thoroughly enjoyed Ant-Man & the Wasp and I almost thoroughly enjoyed my time at the movies – the perils of going to the movies alone means you never know who might sit next to you – sigh. I headed home and continued to be a bum, watching the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale and the premiere episode of Sharp Objects on HBO before taking a bit of a nap… It was raining outside, so it was the perfect weather for napping!
The evening was rounded out with a trip to nearby Newtown Creamery for ice cream – because it was National Ice Cream Day – so it was kind of a requirement, right? I got a lemon cone rolled in rainbow sprinkles and it was divine! I closed out my weekend with my customary Sunday evening bubble bath and some reading before I crashed.
So – as you can see, the weekend wasn’t exactly packed with activities – but it was a good weekend all the same.