With the Renaissance Faire starting this weekend, my weekly chores have doubled.
I am a ritual weekend cleaner... Well, normally it's just a Saturday, but you know.. It's a 3-5 hour event.
Thursday and Friday's for the next 8 weeks will be filled with cleaning. This may seem like no big deal... But, when you aren't used to the additional 2 hours (min) of work a night... You get a tad bratty.
This weeks list (to be handled between Thursday and Friday Night):
- Put Laundry Away
- Clean Sheets/Make Beds
- Kitchen & Microwave
- Cook dinner for the week
- Food Shop
- Wet Swiff
I get home from work (after picking up Emry from camp) at around 5p. I make (read: heat up) dinner for Emry, and myself. I clean up the containers in our lunch boxes... Load a dishwasher... Do my evening exercises, shower... and am usually unable to continue after 9:30p. I know, it's not utterly late.. But, I am up at 5a every morning. It's a long day.
With the extra house work, I didn't get into the shower until after 9p....
My body was tired.
I was (and still am) achy.
I wound up staying up later than normal, just so my hair would fully air dry...
Somehow, it still looks like a frizzy mess this morning, but, I'm not going to kavetch about that.
All in the name of a chore-free weekend.
Is it worth it?
Well, no.. it's not... but, I can't live in clutter or filth in any way, shape or form...
My OCD just won't allow for that.
Could I do a little every day?
I bet I could... but, with the crazy Karate Schedule...
and the need for some downtime of my own... I rather pack it in to two days...
My body will get over this, and I will adapt to the "new" summer schedule hopefully next week. Hopefully....
The one thing that is making me feel better.. .is that today, while I am doing our weekly Food Shopping, I will go back to the Slate Hill Farms, for our produce... Utterly amazing (and local) stuff!
To give you an idea of the quality and price... I purchased 2 LARGE paper shopping bags full of fresh fruits and vegetables... for just about $25. The same amount at a normal grocery store would have been at least $40... Now, all of that produce is GONE... We ate ALL of it this week... So, fresh, and tasty... Completely worth it.
Little Blessings.... Make a achy day SO much better.
They also have baked goods... so.. you know.... Even my sweet tooth is happy!
I plan on taking a lot of pictures this weekend, so that everyone can see my amazing garb (read: costume). I also plan on indulging... just a little...
The Renaissance Faire has some of the most eclectic and delicious (also read: High Calorie, High Carb, High Fat) foods around.
This weekend's indulgence.... because I have waited all year for it...
CHEESECAKE ON A STICK
That is an example of what it looks like, I really don't have a picture of me eating (read: devouring) one of these... But usually the slices look more like SLABS of cheesecake, and then are drizzled with white and chocolate fudge... If they had raspberry drizzle.. I might just die.
I figure, with my new healthy lifestyle.. I should be okay with indulging on ONE amazing delicacy a weekend.
A major part of the RenFaire is walking... so I will be walking around, at a moderate pace for about 2-3 hours (minimum) a day... So, I should be able to burn off an indulgence. Right?! Right?!
I will take a picture of the slab of cheesecake I get! They are by far my favorite thing at the faire!
What does your weekend look like?