Here is the second part of my life, a weekend day. If you missed the week day routine click here.
A typical Saturday for me is almost all play and relaxation compared to my week days.
On Saturday’s I wake up whenever I need to depending on the adventure of the day. This particular Saturday I woke up at 7a.m..
7:00 woke up and made coffee
7:10 put 1st load of laundry in
7:15 made subs and snacks for a day of hiking/fishing
7:30 made breakfast
7:40 switched laundry to the dryer
7:45 ate breakfast while chatting with my husband
8:05 did the dishes
8:15 got dressed, brushed teeth, etc.
8:25 packed the cooler and loaded the trunk with supplies needed for the days adventures
8:50 we all leave home for Door County
9:40 we arrive in Sturgeon Bay at the farmer’s market
10:00 leave the farmer’s market and head to Newport State Park after visiting one shop in Door County on the way
11:30 arrive at the park and had a picnic lunch
12:00 start our 4 mile hike and fished for a bit off a dock
2:30 arrived back at the car and had a snack
3:00 left the park and headed for home
5:20 arrived home and unpacked the car
5:31 started the second load of laundry of the day(I do two every day)
5:35 folded the first load of laundry that sat in the dryer all day waiting for me to return home
5:45 made dinner of leftovers
6:00 ate outside on the porch with my husband
6:20 cleaned up dinner and switched the laundry to the dryer (son’s load, he can fold it himself)
6:30 shower and dry my hair
7:30 crashed on the couch with my husband and watched some TV
Since there are two days to a weekend and five to every week I really don’t believe anyone can truthfully say life can be completely balanced. For me, I could really use one more day to a weekend. Although, then I would probably play two of them and recover on the third which would not benefit me anyhow. I suppose I really only wish for an extra weekend day in the summer months. During winter, I could easily just skip the weekend all together. Life is pretty dull in the winter for me.
Would I change how my life is balanced? Well, no I don’t think so. I really love what I do for a living and we do have fun, even though by Friday I am exhausted. The smiles, hugs, and kisses I get from my daycare children make my days worth it. As far as my weekends go, we have fun then also, just a different kind of fun. And the memories we make on our weekends make those days worth it also.
I feel pretty balanced. I am home all week long and gone almost every single weekend. That’s good enough for me.
What about you, do you feel balanced?