I’m usually ok with it when Monday rolls around, but today, I’m not. You ever have those weekends where you literally have all the elements of a perfect weekend put into 2 1/2 days? Ya, this was this last weekend for me. A little bit of relaxing, some workouts, a fun date, seeing friends, a DIY project, decent weather…
Yup. safe to say that the weekend was pretty marvelous.
So, my requirements for a perfect weekend?
1. Seeing old friends. Friday night, Eric and I got a last-minute invitation to go get drinks with a friend that I haven’t seen a lot of in the last year or so. It’s easy for me to get into the habit of having most of social interaction occur online or through text, so I do like getting the push to actually get out there and interact in person once in a while!
2. Mild weather. We had some rain on Saturday, but most of the snow is melting and we had a gorgeous day Sunday. I love how we got from -40 to 7 degrees C in the span of a week (-40 to +40 F). I don’t understand, but I’m certainly not complaining.
Also a serious possibility…
3. Takeout for a relaxing night in. Instead of going out for dinner Saturday night, Eric and I opted to pick up takeout from Wok Box.
4. Froyo. Because doesn’t froyo always just complete a weekend?
I hadn’t had it in about a month, so I figured I should take advantage of the not-below-freezing weather. I got a mix of peppermint snowflake and vanilla latte froyo with s’mores mix, mini M&M’s, chocolate covered pretzels, crushed butterfinger, strawberry popping bob, and hot fudge sauce. Despite the fact that I hate coffee, I really do love coffee-flavoured ice cream and froyo. I don’t understand it, I just go with it.
And then I ate said froyo while playing video games for about 3 hours straight Saturday night. I may have reverted to my video-game-freak high school self for a little while there…
5. A (surprisingly enough) completed DIY project. Look what I did!
I built a light box! I went super-easy and constructed it out of a cardboard box, but still, I’m proud of myself. I made a small one to start with (small apartment = not a lot of extra space for it) but hopefully it’ll help with the quality of my nighttime photography a little bit.
I definitely have some more playing around to do, but I can already see a big difference in quality compared to my usual nighttime shots. Now for the next step: get to know my camera’s manual setting a bit better…
6. Solid workouts. The step class that I like to take had a three week hiatus over the holidays, so I was extremely happy when it was reintroduced this last Friday. And the instructor more than made up for it – that class was killer. I think that step class is my preferred source of cardio these days. I think I just love the ‘routine’ aspect of it; it’s fun and reminds me of dancing when I was younger.
7. A Sunday afternoon date.
Eric and I had a pretty awesome date Sunday afternoon.
We had tickets for Stomp! The best friend gifted us the tickets for Christmas, which was incredibly thoughtful of her. If you’re unfamiliar, Stomp is a group of percussionists who make music from everyday objects – brooms, trash cans, sinks…it’s really cool to watch.
We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the show, but of course I had to get in a date shot:
Oh goodness. Does it have to be Monday? I’m finally back to the grind this week – lots of meetings and two trips to school. And hopefully I’ll be ready to start actually putting together my first draft of my thesis this week, which is exciting in a terrifying sort of way.
Have a good one!
<— Any photographers out there with a light box? Any tips or tricks I should know?
<— What did you do this weekend?
<— What was the last play/musical/performance you’ve seen? What’s been your favourite? The Rocky Horror Show will always be my favourite, I think.
<— What are some elements of a perfect weekend for you?