I spend a fair amount of weekend time at home now that I am retired. Not because I have a boring life, but because one of the advantages of retirement life tends to be the "off-peak" life. Much of my retirement activity is done during the week (and usually the day light hours. Be it grocery shopping, taking a college class, or even going to the movies, whenever possible I prefer to do these things when others are working, and avoid weekend crowds and traffic.
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of things I do on the weekend. Many of my family and friends still work, and that is the only together time. Most concerts and festivals are on the weekend......well, you get my drift. Tomorrow, I'll be going to church, out to dinner, and maybe even to a weekend movie (I am willing to brave the crowds for the new Russel Crowe Gallipoli movie).
Today however, as with many Saturdays, I've enjoyed a day away from crowds. I've slept late, played on the patio with the dogs, walked, and read some mindless drivel on my kindle. I also spent a little over two hours sewing a lined tote bag to hold my yarn when I am traveling or meeting friends to sit and knit. A little cutting, a little pressing and sewing, and my bag is finished (and lined with the dark blue fabric)!
Next on my list is this dino quilt for my nephew. For whatever reason, I get many more requests for girly quilts than I do boy quilts. Now that I know my three year old nephew is a dinosaur fiend, this will be my next afternoon or weekend fun.
As for that supposedly light reading, well, my other reading assignment is this little academic gem of 95 pages, which I need to evaluate before my theology class on Tuesday night. Somehow, I think this one will keep me busy well past the weekend. Happy weekend all!