This weekend was meant to follow its own course of action, with as few obligations as possible. And by golly, it was a success. My car went in the shop for an alignment and a quick check before an upcoming drive heading North. Thankfully, the service technicians found nothing major to be repaired or replaced, so my checkbook is still intact :)
My mother wanted to make a batch of cookies for me to take to family on that trip, so we baked up those wonderful Italian cookies with the anisette icing. She kept a few, I gave some to a neighbor, and there's a bunch securely packaged and sitting in the bottom of my fridge (where I won't start nibbling on them ;)
Other than that, I've got a clean house, clean clothes, and some prepared simple meals. I was able to catch up with friends via phone, and found some interesting episodes to watch on the History channel online.
I don't have to rush around for groceries since I'm enjoying my little kitchen pantry. By keeping basic supplies on hand and packaged leftovers in the freezer, I stop at the store less frequently. And when I do stop to get fresh produce and milk, I skip the entire middle section of the store. That's an added bonus.
I hope you were all able to enjoy a slower and relaxing weekend! You deserve it!