This past weekend was, indeed, a more "normal" weekend. But it turned out to be really great, regardless. Not boring, as I'd feared!
Friday night was definitely guaranteed to be a good one, as I had a paint night booked at my neighbour Shannon's with some great friends. I hadn't done a paint night since early in the summer, so I was well overdue! This time, we were painting sunflowers, and I decided to surprise Shannon by going "outside the box" with my background colour choice. She always encourages me to try something different, but I usually opt to play it safe and just try to replicate her original. This time, I went wild and chose to do a pink background. No, I don't have any colour schemes in my home that really lend themselves to pink... but my room is in browns, and I think if I hang it in my room, it will be a nice pop of colour on the walls. It was a process, as usual, but I tried really hard not to have any meltdowns this time, and in the end, I was really pleased with my work of art.
This is Shannon's original
This one is mine
When I got back from my walk, I performed my new favourite Saturday morning ritual: watching Jimmy Fallon while sipping coffee from my new "Pontiac Girl" mug! ;)
After getting ready for the day, I picked up my mom and we went down to my cousin Donna & Ellard's for their auction sale. They have recently retired and sold their house, hence the reason for the sale. I was really only there to eat lunch and socialize...lol!
But it was a beautiful day, sunny, and lots of people around to visit and chat with. We stayed until mid-afternoon, then headed home where I settled in for a nap. It must have been all that fresh air because I slept hard for about three hours. I actually thought maybe I was coming down with something, because even after sleeping that long, I felt sluggish and lethargic. It took me a long time to snap out of it.
Once I got myself up and shook the cobwebs off, I made nachos for supper, and then settled in for a night of TV catch-up and Netflixing. I had missed the premiere episode of the new series "This Is Us" earlier in the week, so I watched that and LOVED it!!! I followed it up with the movie "The Internship" starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, which was pretty good too. I tried watching "Gone" after that, but I fell asleep on the couch early on into it. Apparently I just needed lots of sleep!
And now, it's Tuesday already! This is a short week for me, as I'm off on Friday and heading out to Kingston for a girls weekend with some friends. I'm so excited to just go away for a few days, to relax and eat and drink and shop and play tourist! C'mooooooooon Friday!!!