Today - a Monday - I expect to hear this question nearly everywhere I go and from almost anyone I might encounter: Have a good weekend?
Because that's how it goes, right?
On Mondays we ask "Have a good weekend?" (And on Fridays we ask its close relative: "Big plans for the weekend?")
And I always wonder . . . What makes it "good" anyway?
Because sometimes a "good" weekend means doing something exciting . . . like going to a big event or visiting a cool place or doing something unexpected and unusual. But a "good" weekend can also mean accomplishing the mundane tasks of life . . . like getting through a big list of chores at home or tackling a big item on our to-do lists. Or a "good" weekend can be a weekend where we do absolutely nothing at all . . . like sitting around in our comfy clothes reading a book or knitting or bingeing a TV show. Sometimes a "good" weekend is dependent on things we can't even control . . . like the weather or a sports win or the behavior of other people.
Basically, a "good" weekend is in the eye of the beholder and can be . . . nearly any damn thing at all. Right?
What's my point with all this? I don't even know. I just think it's interesting that we put so much expectation into our weekends.
And, if you're asking . . . I had a GOOD weekend!
What made it so?
Great weather to be outside -- and lots of time in the garden.
(Tom doing battle with an out-of-control spirea. . . which is now at the curb, awaiting our city's quarterly brush pick-up service later today.) (He's my garden hero.)
A relaxing before-dinner beer on the patio.
(I'll tell you more about my knitting project on Wednesday.)
And ice cream!
Sometimes it's the simplest things that make for a "good" weekend!
By the way . . . How was YOUR weekend?