I was thinking what one word encapsulates my weekend. Nothing too profound, just something accurate. The word that immediately comes to mind is "Delightful". My weekend was delightful.
I'm getting the urge to start cooking again so I picked out a few recipes and spent some time over the weekend shopping for spices. By the time I'm done these are going to be some expensive dishes so I hope I like them enough to make them again, because buying spices can be pricey. Anyway, when I do cook 'em I'll share the outcomes - for better or worse.
Saturday I spent some time with a friend came to town to look at locations to open a franchise he's looking to buy. We drove around in his little convertible sportscar - it was actually pretty cool.
I walked around the College of Charleston a bit - it was graduation day. I got a mani/pedi.
I've decided that I want to get back into tennis. I haven't played for years, partly because the speed of life goes too fast and partly because I just haven't had has someone to play with. I've had a racked for a couple of years but have never used it. One of my friends recommended a local tennic place to get it restrung, and to ask about getting people to play with. I had a blast chatting with the guy - very helpful. I'm hopeful to be on the court within a couple of weeks.
While I was there - they were having a Mother's Day Sale on tennis clothes. Some of the stuff was already marked down 50%. I tried on a number of different tennis dresses, and got opinions from everyone on which ones looked and fit best. Long story sort - I now own a tennis dress to play tennis in.
I also own a new bikini. I stopped by Victoria's Secret to check things out. They were having a weekend promotion that if you spent $75 you got a free VS Beach Towel out of the deal. The salesgirl measured me and I'm pretty much the size I usually buy....either 36DD or 38D. My "girls" are not insignificant and need all the support they can get. The particular bras I get are actually very comfortable, too, so I have no problem justifying the extra expense of getting them there. Anyway, I needed something to help push me over the $75 limit so I took the plunge and got a bikini.
When I go to the beach here it seems like all the women wear bikini's. It doesn't matter how old you are, how skinny or how chubby you are, or whether you might be better served covering up a little more. There's a comfort with showing lots of body at the beach that is different than the modesty I'm used to. I'm trying to get my body into bikini shape, and now I've got a nice pink bikini to do it in.
I got a different bikini last year, and wore it twice. I'll provide a pic here when I get around to wearing this one....
I've pulled back from a number of things in my life and it seems like the space is filling up with cool things. Tennis. Cooking. Photography. Biking. I went for a nice run yesterday evening. It feels like I'm in a pretty good place with my balance at the moment.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. I don't make a big deal out of it. I did call my mom, and we had a nice chat as usual. People wish me a Happy Mother's Day and I appreciated that, although I've explained here before that in no way do I consider myself my son's mother. In fact, one of the most important roles of my life was and remains being my son's father - no circumstance nor simplistic definitions of parental roles will ever change that.
I spent most of the day with Elizabeth, and it was ....well....delightful. We had a very pleasant day.
I uploaded a photo from each day over the weekend to my Snaplog. Nothing special - just a few scenes from my life over these past few days.
Now it's Monday. Lots to do. I'd better be getting on with it....