Tuesday, September 07, 2010

labor day weekend adventures

I'm back, after a long and relaxing staycation here in good old Nacogdoches. We briefly considered a day trip to Houston, but them remembered that we're going to a wedding in Massachusetts this month and decided against it. It's all a part of my renewed effort to get my finances under control, pay off debt, and save money. Nathan and I have been talking about the future a lot lately, and saving money is much easier when you have tangible goals and a life plan.

So: no trip to Houston. Instead, we made our own adventure at home, socialized like veritable butterflies, shot guns, ran many miles, drank an extraordinary amount of coffee, and had a date at the park with mimosas and the two best dogs in the world. It was, in a word, perfect. In order, roughly:

Saw the First Friday Film Addicted to Plastic at the Cole Art Center and got depressed; brought some friends home from the film for beer drinking and music listening and felt better; went to Saturday morning yoga and got my stretch on; traveled to Lufkin in hopes of finding the perfect dress to wear to the Massachusetts wedding; did not find a perfect dress; baked chocolate chip cookies, black bean chili and cornbread and hosted game night; forgot that Belgium is a country and not a city that begins with B; came in second place at Scattergories; woke up early on Sunday and ran ten glorious miles in cool weather; drank mimosas at the park with Nathan and the dog after the run; realized I still needed to eat actual food and devoured a vegan pizza in about seven seconds; drove to Mark's land and shot guns at hand drawn targets; made vegan potato salad and rode bikes to E and G's little house, where they prepared a delicious feast on their homemade grill; had the best ever grilled bread; ate so much good food, I thought I would explode; became amazed at the fact that even after six years, we are still meeting good, interesting, funny, and kind people in this little town; slept until nearly 8am on Monday; went to yoga at 10 and then had coffee after with three wonderful girlfriends; rode my scooter a lot, and felt confident; borrowed a perfect dress for the wedding from Eralda; made a favorite dinner (chickpea cutlets, roasted potatoes, and asparagus); took the dogs for an evening walk; watched three episodes of Battlestar Galactica; went to sleep tired, happy, and in love with my weekends.

How was your holiday?