I started the weekend in the normal way; cleaning, laundry, shopping and at least this Saturday, dog bathing. She’s a medium sized dog and not too much trouble in the tub, but it takes both me and my husband to trim her nails once a month. I finally fell in bed completely exhausted about 10:30 after quickly scanning emails. But my chores were done and it was a long list. The clean was in balance with the dirt in just the right amount to make me happy.
That freed me up for Sunday. My daughter and I met for a pedicure and a little “girl time.” She brought my handsome teenaged grandson who has decided to outgrow me (physically and emotionally). He is in high school band this year and was in need of a black suit jacket. So, in grandmotherly fashion, I offered to buy one. We went to the boy’s department, and it didn’t take long to determine that we should be in the men’s department where the coats fit much better. I still found one on sale and he will get a little use out of it before it miraculously morphs into a much smaller size in his closet.
After finishing up with my family I met my great friend and author, Lucie Smoker, for coffee and a little book browsing. She is a novelist turned book reviewer and it was time for something new. But mostly we just needed to catch up. We don’t get enough time together. Our personalities could not be more opposite and maybe that is why we balance each other out so beautifully.
I am always in search of balance in my life. But the most important thing that needs to remain in balance is my relationships – and I have some of the best. The weekend was too short.
What did you do this weekend to help keep balance in your life?