To my American readers: happy Memorial Day weekend! While we kick-off the summer of 2013 and stuff our faces with hotdogs and burgers, let us not forget the true meaning of the holiday — no, not 40% off sales at all our favorite stores, though that is nice, too — but to pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives for our country (Houston, included; oh, relax, I’m kidding! I hear Houston is lovely).
Anyway, I have no big plans for the weekend (Drew is working on Monday, so it kinda just feels like a regular ol’ weekend for us, and a rainy one at that), except a friend’s birthday party Saturday night. Another friend invited us to a BBQ at her place on Sunday but she lives in Jersey and that’s a long commute for us via public transportation. But now that I have family AND friends who live in Jersey, I’m thinking about signing up for Zipcar so I/we can visit them more easily. I hesitate mostly because Drew doesn’t drive — as in he doesn’t know how — and I’m a really nervous driver — so we tend to avoid any activity that would require a car, at least in the tri-state area (I feel more comfortable driving the open highways or country and suburban roads of the midwest where I lived and drove for well over a decade). But I want to start taking family road trips, maybe even as early as this summer, and it just makes sense to get over my fear of driving out of and into the city and finding a car rental option that’s convenient and affordable. Does anyone have experience with Zipcar? Thoughts?
Besides that, what are your plans for the weekend? Anyone taking road trips? ANYONE GETTING MARRIED (GG!)? How many BBQs and picnics you gonna hit? Talk to me. Oh! And last night I took my second mat pilates class and I am a fan! I like it so much better than yoga, at least for now. And I know this isn’t the weight loss thread, but I will share that I am down another two pounds this week, so I feel good about that. And since calories don’t count over holiday weekends, I’m sure I’ll lose another pound or two by Monday, yay!
I won’t be posting on Monday — I’m going to take some time for myself! Maybe go for a bike ride! And stuff like that! — so I’ll see you back here on Tuesday. Happy weekend!