5 Traits of a Perfect Sunday

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sundays lately.  Ever since I started spending time with a certain someone, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around his belief in working most weekends.  At first, he would spend a number of hours Sunday afternoon / evening making phone calls and prepping for the week ahead.  I was absolutely shocked.

Had he never heard ‘That’s What I Love about Sundays” by Craig Morgan?!  (He had not.)  Craig taught me, early on, that Sundays are for some chicken, baked beans, home, blue jeans and, most importantly, ‘not doing much of anything.’

So, naturally, I convinced him highly suggested that he work on Saturdays and leave Sundays for the rest, relaxation and recharge we all need.  And, since we’ve spent the past number of weeks in Sunday bliss, I started noticing a few things that guarantee a Perfect Sunday.

  • Start off with an amazing meal – One of our favorite, and most consistent, activities has been making breakfast together every Sunday morning.  Whether it’s applesauce pancakes or eggs & bacon (just bacon for me, please), nothing starts the Perfect Sunday off better than some hearty food in our stomach.

applesauce pancakes!

  • Do something outside – This is a big one for me, and usually involves a quick trip to the dog park with Kina, also known these days as Kin Bean (that’s pronounced KEEN-BEAN, kinda like green bean.)  Anyways – it was funny – one time, we* finally ventured off the couch and outdoors for the first time around 5pm in the evening, a.k.a. granny’s bedtime.  Even though it was late and our adventure was short, we both commented on how nice it was that we got outside for the day.  Another Sunday Success!

cherry blossoms!

  • Connect with others – Whether it’s calling a family member, a friend or meeting up with someone for brunch, a Sunday is not complete without a connection to a loved one.
  • Watch a great show – This is one of our favorite activities!!  And, with the recent purchase of my Apple TV, much easier to ensure that we’re watching the best latest shows.  Walking Dead, True Detective, Cosmos and House of Cards are some of our weekly watches right now.  What are you watching?
  • Do one thing productive – A load or two of laundry, finally paying that bill you’ve been putting off or even something as simple as packing your lunch for the next day.  Completing at least one productive thing on Sunday helps set a great tone for the week ahead.

How do you spend your Sundays?

*Apologies for the excessive use of the word ‘we’ in this post.  As in, sorry I’m not sorry.  :P

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Pinterest Update!

So, confession time.  My friend recently shared with me an email from her ex-boyfriend, in which he simultaneously tries to get her back and asks her several times if he is coming across as insane… Really, I can’t make this stuff up.

First of all, if you are a man with an ex-girlfriend and you find yourself compiling an email to her with the usage of the word ‘insane,’ please do not select the Send button.  Secondly, I kind of feel like him right now.

What??!! <– you, the reader.

Bear with me.  I’m not asking you if I’m insane.  I’m just associating myself with the feeling.  *Totes* different.  Right?!!  Anyways, the reason that I am feeling this way oddly has to do with Pinterest.  A number of months ago, after I wrote this post, my mom texted me and asked “Do you seriously limit each of your Pinterest boards to only 100 pins you little weirdo?!,” but in slightly nicer language, of course.

And, the answer is: Yes, I do!   It is no secret that I absolutely adore Pinterest.  I could spend hours upon hours on the site, and never get bored.  But, there is one little aspect that drives me a little nuts-o’s.  And, that is when people post thousands of pins to one board.  I find it really frustrating to scroll through pages of images (pausing for the browser to refresh) to find one little, mildly associated picture/article/fun fact that I might want to pin.

So, this is why I have no friends and am absolutely insane per my reference above meticulously create pinterest boards associated with specific topics, and analyze where each of my pins should go.  Yes, I really do this and I am totally weird, but I also find the end product quite fascinating.  My boards are quirky in the way that they can be really specific and absolute direct contrasts to each other.  Want to see?

Ps. Am I insane – or do I make, at least, a little bit of sense?  How do you organize your Pinterest boards? 

 

From the clothing board Winter Wonderland

From the board Weird Facts

 

From the board eCards

 

From the domestic travels board, Take me There

From the board, International Ventures

From the quotes board, Heartbreak

 

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