Favorite (Saturday) Things

I have been eagerly awaiting this weekend. I’m not sure why, either. I don’t have anything special planned, no big event or party. I think that, with the onset of spring and pregnancy, I am just enjoying my weekends more.

When I was a kid, Saturdays represented freedom–freedom from school and teachers, the freedom to sleep in, and the freedom to sit in front of the television and waste hours of my day watching Saturday morning cartoons. Go Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Cats!

Saturdays still hold much of the same freedom, but they also include time with my lovelies and time to rest–both of which are greatly needed. So, here’s to Saturdays and My Favorite (Saturday) Things…

Sleeping in. I already mentioned it, but I’ll say it again. The weekends are for sleeping in. The sad thing is, I rarely do sleep in. I have two little people who spring from bed like jumping beans, ready to play, talk, and eat–all at the same time. My hubster, though, is kind and does let me sleep in on occasion. He drags himself from bed and feeds the little monkeys while I cover my head with a pillow, grasping on to another 60 minutes of sleep. Heaven.

Errands. For those of you who have seen Old School starring Will Ferrel, you will know what I’m talking about…”Bed, Bath and Beyond…I don’t know. I don’t know if we’ll have enough time.” I love running Saturday errands. Maybe it’s a chick thing, but a nice trip to Target can set everything right (Home Depot ain’t bad either). Thankfully, my husband is usually game, too. We drag the kids along, load up my purse with a variety of snacks to keep them entertained, and away we go.

Pancakes and bacon. I usually reserve this breakfast for Saturday mornings. The house begins to smell so delicious. We sit down and pig out. Saturday bliss.

House church. This is a relatively new event for me on Saturdays. Our current church leadership is meeting on Saturdays for the time being, which means our house is filled to the brim with kids, some adults, and lots of food. We fellowship and then it looks like this: “When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.” 1 Corinthians 14:26. (I’ll be sharing more in the upcoming weeks about how and what God is doing.)

Naps. Um, needs I say more? Oh, and if you can score a nap on a day you also happened to sleep in, well then, you are my hero. Enough said.

Family events. Usually one weekend of the month is filled with some sort of family event, whether it’s a wedding, a birthday, a graduation, or a time to just hang out. I love my family and love spending time with them, especially on Saturdays.

Lounging around. I am really good at lounging around. I’m a professional lounger, in fact. There was nothing like a first trimester of pregnancy to help me perfect the art of lounging, either. There were days when neither myself nor my kids were taken out of their pajamas. I’m not proud, but at the time, I was satisfied. Our family lounges well on the weekends. We watch movies, eat popcorn, read books, sit on our patio, and enjoy the day. Basically, we do nothing and it is so good.

We are only given 52 weekends a year (give or take). We should make them count. What are your favorite Saturday things? What do you love to do? Heck, while we’re at it, anything you dislike about Saturdays?

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4 thoughts on “Favorite (Saturday) Things”

  1. Two words: LIE INS. (Or sleeping in as you funny Yanks say). Particularly in winter but still delightful in summer. To me, there is almost nothing as delicious as waking up slowly, cosily, and knowing that I can stay in bed for as long as I want. Rolling over and snuggling with my duvet and my teddy bear (his name’s Blacks, since we’re on the subject). It’s even better in winter because I can have my electric blanket on, keeping me super-warm while it’s cold outside!

    Now I want a lie-in. But I have five university assignments due in the next 11 days, and I have SO MUCH to do. So tomorrow I’ll be up at 8am, ready to start work at 9 and work through till gone midnight… I did choose this, right?!

    1. Gosh,
      I love the expression “lie in.” It is so appropriate too because half the time I’m not really sleeping, so much as just lying in bed trying to sleep, drifting between laziness and grogginess.

      Well, Rachel, I hope once assignments are over and you have worked your booty off, you can enjoy some great lie-ins!

  2. Saturdays are pretty good days. I usually take them as outside time if at all possible. I plan a trip to the local zoo or park or museum with outside stuff. We pack a picnic and go.
    It’s also the one day I know my children’s father is usually around, so I love the extra help I get.
    A new love, which I am completely hooked on, is I usually take Saturday’s to bust out some ZUMBA (which is an exercise dvd). Makes me sweat and feel great, saves me a drive to the gym and cracks me up to boot, watching a 3 yr old shimmy.
    Netflix on Wii, and a lot of marathon gaming around here. LOL
    A good book and some lounge chair time. Ok, I’ll admit it. I have very few vices. Sunbathing is one I hold onto in small amounts. I do put on sunscreen but I also lay out. LOL
    A good bottle of wine with supper — which is usually something fun like homemade pizza or amazing like apple pie. :)
    Time to catch up on the internet!!!

    1. I know quite a few ladies who are hooked on Zumba. They have tried to convert me, but alas, I prefer sitting on my rump.

      I also love sunbathing. I put on a little sunscreen, for wrinkle prevention, and then soak up the rays. So nice.

      I love your list Ade. Always so creative and fun.

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