Weekends should be about making a life

Come Friday afternoon of any given work-week I’m often asked by fellow co-workers, “Do you have any big plans this weekend?”

I know this sounds strange, but I’m always a little unsure how to answer that.

After all, what really describes “big weekend plans”? Going away for a few days; heading into the city for dinner and a show; traveling to a local festival or outdoor event?

While my wife and I have certainly participated in all of the above at one time or another, our weekends are traditionally quiet, laid back and often infinitely relaxing.

Let’s face it – work-weeks are often filled with stress, anxiety and unforeseen events that seem to pop-up out of nowhere. Unfortunately, there’s just not enough time in the day to accomplish everything we want to do before falling asleep on the couch.

So when the weekend comes around, it’s nice to just enjoy a day filled with nothing – a blank slate which can be filled any way we choose. I guess one might say that I’m a bit of a homebody who finds great enjoyment with family and friends – sharing a good meal with great company all in a relaxed atmosphere.

To me those are my “big” weekend plans – and that’s just fine.

Words to remember: “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” Dolly Parton