This past weekend was divine. And not so divine.
It was filled with lots of impromptu which always makes me happy. As much as I enjoy a planned affair, I always enjoy an impromptu affair so much more. My DH does not like impromptu very much and our kids also require A LOT of preparation BEFOREHAND, so this does make it quite hard for us to have an impromptu/ lock-up-and-go kind of lifestyle.
We decided on Saturday morning to attend a fundraiser at Child2’s school.
Btw we are those parents who never attend fundraisers, especially if they take place on the weekends. I know it’s bad but I honestly have no guilt about it. I usually send a donation or something (maybe) which may explain why I feel no guilt. Besides, Child2 doesn’t really cope well with the crowds and so on.
Anyway. There was a bit of forward thinking involved in this one – we were looking at cheap entertainment that included dinner.
We got to the school and Child2 started to scream. He knew that it was Saturday and that we don’t go to school late in the afternoon. Eventually when he saw that we were staying, he calmed down and went to go and play with his friends and his teacher.
It was our first time playing Bingo and we were lucky enough to win some really cool prizes. Some people are quite serious about their bingo (especially the experienced old ladies) and extremely competitive. Was a lot of fun though and it ended nice and early so we were home by 20:30pm.
Yesterday. I made an impulsive purchase. If you know anything about me then you will know that I don’t easily buy things on impulse. Especially expensive things, hence the not so divine part of my weekend because my DH was completely unimpressed with me. In fact, he was horrified. Even when I explained my vision wrt said impulsive purchase. Even when I told him that I got it at an awesome price that I would never in a million years get again. Eventually he got over it but not until he told me exactly what he thought.
I also got a call from a good friend yesterday. She’s having a birthday today and was feeling a bit lonely and wanted to go and have a pre-celebration drink. Of course I said yes. So she fetched me and we spent the afternoon together which I really enjoyed very much. We had loads of conversations about friendship – she’s where I was 2 years ago, and it was sooooo awesome to share my friendship journey and insights. We made a friends list there and then which she’ll put on a spreadsheet.
I didn’t get much sleep this past weekend which is probably why I am feeling extremely knackered at the moment. Saturday night the dogs in our street were having a barking competition and last night I was exhausted and just couldn’t fall asleep so ended up going to bed WAY TOO LATE. I did manage to finish one and a half books though so that’s all good. Sjoe. But Deon Meyer keeps me at the edge of my bed – I am officially a fan and I’m about to buy two more of his novels.
This week I have a lot of admin to sort out and I need to clean this house that is driving me insane! In fact, I started to clean my room this evening and it’s at the stage where it’s at the worst part before it gets better. Am trying not to twitch. But. I’m going back to cleaning it just now when I finishing publishing this post.
What does your week ahead look like?
Are you good at being impromptu? Are you impulsive with purchases?
Do you attend school functions (including fundraisers) if they take place on a weekend?