Wednesday, July 1, 2015

THE INBETWEENS



It's easy to fall into the habit of waiting until the weekend to make plans. 
I think I convince myself there's not enough time during the week, after work, to do things. 
By the time you get home it's 5:30 or 6, then dinner, then what? 
Most of the time I just want to unwind. 

That being said, if you live for the weekends only, I realized you can miss some really great stuff during the week. 

Like, say- an impromptu dinner picnic along the shores of Medicine Lake.


I was feeling a bit funky this particular week (last week) and was thinking about dinner plans for the evening. I may have even stumbled on a photo during some IG trolling of a picnic when the idea hit me, and I was on my weather.com app checking the forecast. It was cloudy but the weatherman said by 6:30 or 7 it'd be partly sunny. 

I stopped by cub, whipped up some turkey and brie balsamic sandwiches on little rustic french loaves, grabbed some old fashioned potato salad, raspberries, and wine, and gave M prompt instructions to stay the heck out of the kitchen for 20 minutes. I put together the sandwiches, packed up our picnic basket, and surprised him with a fun dinner outing. 


The weekends are a great time to do things; more involved things, but if we trick ourselves into think they're the only time to do things.. we may miss some pretty sweet little weeknight opportunities. 


4 comments:

  1. love this! may have to steal the idea. :) we're definitely into a "weekends are only for fun" rut.

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  2. With how busy the weekends get, you have to utilize some weeknights! Especially when there's sun, it totally gives you a lot of options. I love this idea and will probably copy you! We like to check out Mpls breweries during the week, too.

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  3. Great idea! I have a couple friends who like to do things during the week and my initial reaction is to always decline but I never regret it when I go :)

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