Weekend Plans Post: The Last Potentially Normal Weekend
We hit Costco and Petsmart last week and have enough stuff to make it so that we won’t NEED to go back there this weekend… but, of course, Christmas is coming. So it’s not like I’ll have to return there for Hecho en Mexico Coca-Cola or a couple cases of bottled water, but I realized that the CEO of my company needs a Christmas present and I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO GET HIM. And he’s teetotal.
In the past, I found out one of his hobbies and bought him books pertaining to the hobby and, in 2016, it was a clank. In 2017, it was a bigger clank. In 2018, I FOUND THE RIGHT ONE AND HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK. He shared it with everybody in the office. His wife came up to me at the Christmas Party and said that that was an awesome book and she thanked me for giving it to him.
And I know that I won’t be able to do that again.
So I’m going back to Costco and picking up this screwdriver set. (I have yet to meet a business owner who wouldn’t be delighted by a screwdriver set.)
So, all that to say, I found another reason to go to Costco this weekend. Dang it. I was hoping that it’d be the last weekend where I didn’t have to do anything before all of the weekends in a row where we will have to do things.
I mean, I shouldn’t complain. It’s a blessing to have people to buy presents for and it’s a blessing to have people that want to share 3-4 hours with you enjoying a quality meal with quality appetizers and quality glasses of wine and having quality conversations about how, seriously, where does the time go and we need to do this more often.
Which is also what’s happening this weekend. Friends that we love very much and live a couple of hours away are driving to meet us halfway and we’re going to enjoy a fine dinner at a fine establishment in Castle Rock. And we love them very much and, seriously, we should do this more often and how is it December already! (We last saw them in August.)
As such, it’s a full weekend, full of chores and Found Family and places to go and people to see. But, if you have the opportunity to do nothing this weekend, TAKE IT. It’s your last shot before the frenzy starts.
So… what’s on your docket?