Monday, March 8, 2010

I need a weekend from my weekend

Do you ever feel that way? Like you just go go go all weekend with very little rest periods and now how the heck is it Monday again and work again and all I really want to do is take a nice long nap.

And watch movies, because I did manage to watch some of the Oscars last night and it actually served to make me want to see some of the movies mentioned/honored. Any recommendations? I'm very picky about movies in general.

I am trying to keep a grateful heart. Here I am complaining about being so busy but here are two of the things that kept me busy: on Saturday night we worked at our church, which becomes a temporary homeless shelter for families working very hard to secure transitional housing. So yeah, they sleep at different churches every.single.week.for.months. On cots or other temporary bedding. And pack up all their wordly belongings every Sunday and move on to the next church, children in tow. And I got to go home Saturday night and lay my head on my very own pillow in my very own bed in my very own bedroom inside my very own home.

Yesterday afternoon we participated in CROP Walk to end world hunger. The walk itself wasn't anything grueling, we kind of sucked at raising money (it is so hard for me to ask people to support those things, which is lame, I know) and honestly we were complaining about the stops along the walk to learn about the world hunger issues. We wanted to just turn in our money and walk and be done! Horrible, I know. And then we went home, fixed a delicious meal, ate until we were very full, and certainly know where our next 1,000 meals are coming from.... and yet so much of the world goes hungry every single day. I can barely wrap my brain around that since we are a nation of abundance.

In between some of these projects I was studying. Studying studying studying. I have a gazillion index cards with notes on them and the Mister is awesome at quizzing and helping me come up with little ways to keep the details all straight. And it is so much on the details. My head feels like it is going to explode. So I'm trying to be grateful that I have educational opportunities... I am approved to sit for the board exam in about one month. ONE MONTH. Sheesh.

Anyway, I guess I am just craving a completely do-nothing kind of a weekend but I don't see one coming for a very long time.

How about you? How was your weekend?


  1. You are constantly showing how awesome you are, and my daughter volunteered on Saturday, and really all I have ever been good for is writing checks for donations (not even big ones). I really need to get on the ball and pick a cause and volunteer.

  2. I am with you! Teddy and I HATE having to do any chores at all during the week so the weekends are always full of cleaning/shopping/laundry which honestly I don't mind...but they don't actually end up being relaxing.

    I need to remember GRATITUDE. I have been in a piss poor mood and feeling weepy and unlucky most suck it up and move on!

  3. I hope you get some R and R soon!!!

  4. I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but my weekend was the polar opposite of yours. I am a big lazy pile of crap, but for some reason I'm sort of okay with that. But I am at least aware of how lucky am; to have the opportunity to be a lazy pile of useless crap...

    All kidding aside. Thank you for being who you are, volunteering, fund raising, striving for excellence in your profession. People like you make the world a better place, and I am incredibly grateful for that as well.


  5. I think I'll forever be impressed by your caring, giving nature. It's people like you and Mr. LC who keep the world afloat (God knows there are enough bad apples out there always trying to drag down the human race).

    I wish you sooooo much luck in your studies. I know this test is gigantically huge, but it's my hope that you'll kick its ass from Texas to China Town (btw, that's pretty far).

    Have you seen Coraline? T and I just watched it, and I'm still not sure what I think. Part of me think I loved it. The other part of me is scratching its head.

    My weekend was full. Acupuncture. A dinner date with a gestational surrogate and her intended mother. And, oh yeah, shots. And panic attacks. =)

  6. Your commitment and generosity amaze me. You and Mr. LC are truly an inspiration. I thought my weekend went by too fast with errands and home projects and you make me realize how very fortunate we are to have errands and home projects and the money to pay for them. Thank you for your post.
    I feel like I should go give blood or something now.... :)

  7. Girl, you make me want to be a better person. Your attitude about the CROP walk was not horrible at all. You were there and you are making a difference. It was a hell of a lot more than I have done lately...

    Your test sounds brutal in way too many ways. I know you will kick ass and we will all have a virtual celebration when it is over!

    Considering I was supposed to work on Saturday (as we are testing) I was instantly thrilled to get the day off last minute. We spent Saturday with cleaning and laundry and some shopping and a dinner out at our favorite Mexican hole in a wall kind of restaurant followed by me staying up into the wee hours playing with photoshop. Sunday was my extreme hiking/climbing ropes up waterfalls healing kind of day followed by a late lunch/beer with a girlfriend and to bed by 8PM. I'm guessing this is the kind of off weekend you are looking for (sans the beer) and I hope you get it soon!

  8. I echo the others here - you amaze me with all the community activities you participate in! I think you should schedule a totally relaxing weekend the weekend after your big exam, because you certainly deserve (and by that point, probably will also need) it.

    Nothing too exciting here this weekend - spent Saturday doing errands and procrastinating on a 15-page paper that's due by Thursday night if I don't want to spend our first weekend in NYC writing it, and then spent Sunday making notes on a ream full of paper for said assignment. But, in the same vein as your attitude, I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to further my education. (And grateful that I actually enjoy school and writing, which makes it easier.)

  9. I remember tons of index cards and studying non-stop and actually getting tendonitis from all the writing and note-taking from studying...ugh. I do not envy you. BUT- you will do great!

    I think your weekend sounds very special but I completely understand wanting a weekend with nothing at all to do. You need it! I hope you decide to give it to yourself after this test is done...(and passed with flying colors!!!).

  10. My weekend was too long... a visit to MA to visit my sister. I'm just now getting caught up on your blog. Sorry I've been MIA.

  11. I can't believe all of the community work you manage to find time for. I think I suck. I too watched the Oscars and it repulsed me to hear what the documentary called The Cove was about. I could never watch it but I feel strongly about making myself aware of what's going on. Particularly with animals.

    Saturday we went to my parents house to celebrate my father's 81st birthday. It was a good time. I had a really nice weekend.

    Good for you about school. I've been trying to get off of my butt and finish my Master's degree. No success yet.