Friday, August 6, 2010

Weekend Plans?

I start every Friday morning with a burst of energy - WOOHOO! IT'S FRIDAY! At some point during the day, I am asked if I have any fun weekend plans and that's when my mind starts racing... What will I do this weekend? How much can I accomplish? Will it be a productive and action packed two day break from work or will I lounge around eating bon-bons by the pool?

Most likely it will be a combination of all of the above, this weekend, here are my thoughts:

Friday August 6: Depending on when I get out of work (it could be anywhere between 6:00pm - 8:00pm...) and how much energy I have at that point (which is dependent on the time I get out combined with how my afternoon goes) I'd like to check out Abbot Kinney's First Friday.*

*The first Friday of every month, the stores on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, California open their doors to the public (for free!) between the hours of 6:00pm and 10:00pm. This results in a Aliyah-style flocking of food trucks and the good people who live on/around Abbot Kinney for some good ole fashion walkin', eatin' and merriment!

Saturday, August 7: I always like to try to sleep in, take my time waking up, lounge around in pajamas for a few hours, make breakfast or go out to brunch, order an indulgent coffee drink, then come home and take a nap - basically behave like a cat or a newborn. My wonderful husband, Brian, however, lives by the motto, "If I'm up, everybody's up!" He is up with the sun, on his computer before he can say good morning and in his hiking gear, shoes tied, before I even notice he's left my side. This, clearly, can be a source of tension in a marriage when one person loves sleep and the other loves to be awake. So we compromise! Some of the weekend activities we both love to do are:
  • Hiking Mandeville Canyon
  • Going on bike rides down the The Strand (Santa Monica's beach bike path)
  • Going out to brunch (or better yet, biking to brunch!)
  • Organizing our limited space (ie: closet clean-out, misc. house chores, going through books, etc.)
  • Walking to the 3rd Street Promenade and checking out the street performers
  • Driving up PCH and going somewhere fun like Malibu Seafood or Paradise Cove
Saturday night we don't have any major plans, but we like to get together with friends and go out to dinner. We aren't 100% lame yet, so we still enjoy the company of other humans and doing things like grabbing a cocktail or seeing a movie. You know, adult things.

Sunday, August 8: Sunday is always reserved to finish the tasks I had planned to do on Saturday. Depending on how productive I agree to be on Saturday, I am rewarded with more downtime on Sundays which I appreciate. I also would love to check out the Rose Bowl Flea Market which happens only once a month.

So that's a weekend in the life of the Santa Monica Luskeys! Stay tuned to find out what we actually do... :)

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