Good Saturday

I needed a good Saturday. A day where I had no obligations, a day of relaxation.

I woke up early as usual, unable to sleep past 8:30 no matter what time I go to bed. I watched 3 episodes of Friday Night Lights, which despite the fact that I dislike football, turns out to be a really good show. I needed a new TV on DVD show to watch and FNL is readily available on the Roku box (once again, Netflix conquers). I need a show with a great characters, a fair amount of drama, and though it is football, some action. I’m happy I gave it a chance and look forward to this new addiction.

Then I watched a rom-com called The Neighbor, though Matthew Modine kind of creeps me out, it was cute. The perfect light Saturday afternoon flick. I then finally roused myself up out of bed, put on some Rachel Yamagata, and got cleaning. It was time to do the deep cleaning instead of my usual Lysol wipe. I got the mildew remover, bleach, vacuum, dusting supplies, and the like. My apartment is so much more bearable clean. Next I have to tackle the stuff. I live in a studio and am starting to feel suffocated by stuff. I have 2 bags of books and one bag of clothes in my trunk to donate, but easily feel I could rid of more.

Then I showered, sat in my robe watching my 4 o’clock PBS Saturday ritual of Everday Food and Check Please!. I usually follow that up with my  guilty pleasure– TMZ, but decided instead to run to the store to get laundry detergent and applesauce so I could do laundry and  make the best healthy banana bread muffins (which I adapted to add chi spiced pecans and chocolate chips). Now I just had dinner–veggie and tofu stir fry–and am anxiously awaiting being done with laundry as I’m tired from going in and out of my apartment every 30 minutes since only washer is working in the building making 3 loads of laundry a challenge.

Law & Order is on in the background–maybe I’ll watch a movie with Him later, or maybe I’ll stick to my clean pad tonight reading magazines. I feel good I accomplished a lot today and still managed to relax. To me, that makes a good Satruday.


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