For the past few weekends, it’s been either all work or all play. Not that a weekend full of play is bad…except that I panic when I don’t get my chores done. When you work full time, it’s hard to keep from drowning in a sea of chores and unfinished projects. How do people with kids do it all? This weekend, we hit the perfect balance because we marked several things off our to-do list and then we had fun…lots of it.
We had the dreaded yard sale on Saturday. That meant a thousand trips up and down the stairs, carrying boxes of heavy things to the garage. That also meant waking up at an unfathomable hour of the morning. I’m not sure how we accumulate so much random junk in a year’s time. I’m still shaking my head. Note to self….buy less stuff this year! If it weren’t for the help of our friends, I’m not sure how we would have done it all. I’m glad they joined us, because their junk was much better than our junk. After the yard sale, I worked the t-shirt booth at our school’s fall festival. I worked two jobs before I normally roll out of bed, so I feel impressed with myself. Go, me.
After lunch and a trip to Goodwill, we met up with those same friends for an afternoon adventure. First, we survived a trip to the Halloween store without being trampled by crazed Halloweenies. From there, we visited a winery. (A trip to the Halloween store warranted the wine). Although it’s been years since we’ve visited Chatham Hill Winery, it’s long been one of our favorite places. Since it has been years since our last visit, we should have thought to check the address since, apparently, it had moved. After taking the scenic tour through unknown parts of Cary, we found it. No one freaked out or had a meltdown, as that sometimes does happen when we find ourselves directionally challenged.
When we arrived, Chatham Hill was in the midst of their annual fall festival. I kicked myself for forgetting my good camera. You’d think I’d just start carrying it everywhere. No one had to twist my arm to sample the delights. We shared a bottle of the Blackberry Cabernet Franc, which was very yummy, in my best descriptive wine terms. My other favorite was the Mango wine. I must go back before summer to stock up on that tasty treat!
We couldn’t leave without trying something from the lobster truck. We ordered the Lobster Tots at a whopping $14.00. Yes, that’s no typo. We paid $14.oo for tater tots. I’m still in shock…..However, it was, without a doubt, one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Just look at the chunks of sweet, buttery lobster!
We paid a visit to the Apple Store, which is where I convinced my husband that I must have the iPhone 6s Plus. Because, clearly, judging by the crowd that was there, everyone else in the world was buying one. I used my failing eyesight as an excuse as well. These days, bigger really is better. This is also where we used the unisex restroom together. We went in together because there was such a long line. I felt so scandalous as we walked out together. But really, we’re married. We’ve seen it all. #dontjudge #livealittle
I also browsed through the jewelry store; which wasn’t a smart idea because I now have a favorite jewelry line. And I’ll probably never own anything by John Hardy because it’s pricey and I’m broke. I tried on a dragon bracelet similar to OCHW’s, Shannon Beador’s (in the Bowling With Heels episode). Oh, to be Shannon! I hope I didn’t drool on the jewelry counter.
Afterwards, we dined at Firebird’s Grill. When I go out to dinner, I try to order protein and veggies. I always order sweet potato fries if they have them. I can’t resist. If I did resist, I’d feel sad and angry. I’d definitely recommend this place. The service, food, and atmosphere was a 10!
Satisfied with a productive yet fun day, I fell asleep on the way home. I think I might have snored. I’m reminded that we should make time for fun, even on those hard-working weekends. I could feel a little bad that the weeds are still in the yard, but my attic is empty and we made memories. Mission accomplished.
Did you make time to do something fun this weekend?