Contented weekend / Reverb 16

A day in the life.  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays can be busy days and they can also be lazy recovery days.  Tell us about yours (or your plans for a day this weekend) from top to bottom.

What my couch looks like on the weekend.

My weekend plans tend to be up and down. Sometimes I’m busy, sometimes I spend the weekend in my apartment knitting and drinking tea. I need a balance of going out and staying home to be content. This past weekend was a good example of what I mean.

Last Saturday, I drove up to New Hampshire to knit with a couple of my friends! I left my apartment at 8am and arrived just before 11, and I pulled up a chair, pulled out my knitting, and chatted while we listened to Christmas music and crafted. It was pretty great.

After knitting, I drove down to Portsmouth and saw a couple other friends. I got beers with one friend of mine and then got pizza with another friend. I left Portsmouth at 10:30 and arrived back home at 1am. Late nights are so not my thing anymore, but I’ll do them every once in awhile. Seeing friends is the best.

By contrast, Sunday was pretty low key. I lazed around at home, knit, and drank lots of tea.  I wrote in my journal and burned a Christmas candle. My Sunday differed so much from my Saturday, but that’s my favorite kind of weekend. I like time spent with friends and time spent by myself. I feel my best when I get to do both.

(Man, I need to make the time to write these blog posts! Hopefully this coming weekend I’ll get some writing done!)

Gifts I like / Reverb 16

All right, I’m back with a Reverb question today! I’ve never liked writing about gifts but eh, here goes.

White Elephant: What are the gifts you’re looking forward to giving, or hoping to receive?

Well, I’m not going to write about what I’m giving people, because they might stumble across this blog! Let’s just say that I’ve crafted a few handknit things for people… Instead, I’ll focus on what I’d want to receive. Why not?

The biggest gift I’d want to receive would be a new apartment. I’m not the biggest fan of where I live right now and man, it’s hard going back to not having a washer and dryer in my unit. I’d also like a place with central air because it wasn’t fun spending the summer in an apartment that got up to 90 degrees. My dream apartment would also be within walking distance to restaurants and bars AND have off street parking, but I know that’s pretty unattainable here at a reasonable price. I can dream, though.

More realistically, I’m not one for fancy gifts. Give me chocolate or tea or beer and I’ll be happy. Take me out to dinner, for delicious adult beverages, for anything consumable. Eating food while spending time with loved ones is my favorite gift.

I like giving the gift of experiences to people, too. I’d rather go out and do things with people instead of buying them things. In the future, I’d love to give gifts like that. Now that I’m living near my family again, this is much more achievable.

Just some random things.

I didn’t know how to answer today’s Reverb16 question. Honestly, I’m struggling with writing anything today. I’ll still post something, even if it isn’t the prompt of the day. I really want to blog again and the only way I’ll keep up with it is to, well, actually keep up with it. Today’s post might just be randomness.

  • It snowed yesterday, the first real snow of the season. We only received an inch or two, but apparently the roads were a mess. One advantage to working from home is not having to drive in the snow if I don’t want to! I do feel pretty cooped up in my apartment and plan on leaving it today, but yeah. I enjoyed watching the snow fall from my apartment.
  • Knitting is the best. I started my Christmas socks on the day after Thanksgiving and I’m already almost to the heel of the second sock! I’m glad I started this tradition two years ago and I look forward to having an entire row of Christmas socks in my sock drawer.
  • I’m going to be 36 in a couple weeks. How in the world is that possible? Didn’t I just turn 28 last year? (No, I turned 28 in 2008 and I wrote about it!) My thirties have passed quicker than I ever imagined. I can’t believe I’ll be 40 in just a few short years.
  • I’m fighting the urge to insert a picture in every post. I like pretty pictures as much as the next person, but I don’t like thinking ‘oh, no one will read this if there aren’t any pictures!’. It’s silly, I know. Once I post about my knitting again, there will be pictures galore.
  • Sometimes I think about doing Vlogmas, where I post a video of my day every day in December. I don’t know how exciting that would be, as it would probably just be me in my apartment, but we’ll see. I’m not one who feels comfortable taking pictures out in public, so who knows if I’d take video. I’d like to try something new, at least.

We’ll see if I get back on track for Reverb tomorrow!