August 7, 2017

When Your Body Says Nope {& Still Productivity}

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Before we get to the post, can we all give an AMEN for a weekend update on a Monday? I mean, last week I talked about not doing so hot with recaps and then BOOM, one this week. How bout them apples? Or peaches, mmmmmm, peaches. Moving on now.

I had very little plans for this weekend, which in itself is something incredible. Our weekends have bee nonstop recently and Le Husband has been traveling a ton for work. A clean slate of a weekend meant SLEEP - ANOTHER AMEN PLEASE - and getting things done around the house. Friday afternoon I came home from work and just plopped down on the couch because I finally could. Le Husband came home and we immediately got to work on our chicken and waffles dinner. It was SOOOO delicious and just a perfect chill meal to end the week. 

Bedtime was early for me because I was exhausted. Saturday morning we didn't move until 10am because our bodies were like 'nope, sleep' so we listened. A cup of coffee or two later and it was full steam ahead with the list of things we wanted to accomplish. Le Husband wanted to build a new bathroom vanity, I wanted to vacuum, clean the house, reorganize the linen closet, do laundry, clean up the master bedroom and study. Definitely an ambitious list but if something didn't happen nbd. Well guess what, we started projects then took a break for lunch and boom, passed out on the couch. 

Yup, our bodies gave us the big old NOPE, you're doing nothing today and we just rolled with it. I'm talking watching the NCIS marathon, taking a nap off an on, ordering pizza in which was followed by soft serve ice cream unproductive day. Y'all, it was glorious upon glorious. Sure I felt lazy as a sloth but it was something we N E E D E D to recharge and I'm so glad we didn't fight it just to 'be productive'. 

Sunday morning we slept in again [weird after so much rest the day before] then got after it all, checking things off the list one at a time. We didn't get to everything but a lot was taken care of and as I write this I feel soooooo good about the split of days. Le Husband and I needed this so badly. For our bodies. For our sanity. For ourselves. For US together. With all his traveling and all my teaching we've started to become ships passing in the evenings or just sending time together with other people too. We haven't had time to just be us, husband and wife, best friend to best friend with no deadline to meet. Just together with nothing to do but watch the wind blow by... and eat of course. 

No pictures, nothing exciting for Instagram and nothing really blogworthy. Except, it was one of the best weekends I've had in a really, really, really long time. Wishing you a fabulous week :)



17 comments:

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

So glad you had a great weekend! Sometimes you just need to be and relax!!!

Trista @ The Classy Chaos said...

Sometimes you just need to sleep and rest!! So glad you had an amazingly restful weekend. :)

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

yes to weekends like that! every so often, you just NEED weekends like that to just BE.

BLovedBoston said...

You Saturday is basically my perfect day :) Yes to all the naps! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Your weekend literally sounds like a dream to me!

Kristin said...

I had the same type of lazy yet productive weekend. There's really nothing to post about but I'm glad it happened! Glad you were able to relax!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

A day of nothing but recharging sounds absolutely wonderful! And peaches <3
Green Fashionista

Jen said...

Being able to recharge and relax is really one of the best things! Glad you were able to do that!

Erica Ashley said...

A nice relaxing weekend is needed!! Especially when you are getting ready to be back to school! Glad it was wonderful!

Mrs.Grits said...

High five for awesome weekends and catching up! :-)

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

REALLY jealous of your weekend! Sometimes you just need a weekend of NOPES!

xo, Lisa
Showered With Design

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Sounds like a much needed weekend of relaxing and catching up on sleep. Chicken and waffles are my favorite!! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Laura Darling said...

Sometimes a weekend like that is exactly what you need! Glad you're feeling rested and refreshed! :)

Melissa said...

Sometimes your body and mind just need those weekends! Lord knows that when my husband finally gets home, I'm probably going to finallllyy be able to sleep again haha

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

sounds like you did exactly what your body needed to do! we've definitely been lazy instead of productive occasionally over the last couple of months, because when you push it when you shouldn't, the end result isn't always as good as if you'd just relaxed, recharged, and got it done when you had the energy/motivation. you need those relaxing moments just as much!

Kay R. said...

Glad you had a great weekend. Sometimes doing nothing does more for you than doing everything.

sara [at] journey of doing said...

I'm not going to lie... I'm proud of you for listening to your body and taking time to just BE. That's an integral part of self-care... so GO YOU!!