Happy Friday! It’s been quite the rainy week here and it seems to be a continuing pattern. Water is literally seeping from the ground and we are in flood warning area. My weekend wishes are more like weekend plans and positive thinking.
Ever start Friday’s listing all you need to complete over the weekend? It’s quite the stressful task as you set high goals, but quickly realize that’s a rather long list of things to do in two days. I am trying to pair down my list of major projects to a few to make a more realistic list. Here’s a short list of the tasks I am setting out to do this weekend. Of course, there will be small tasks mixed into my weekend as well. However, these are the main things I need to do. Also I am sharing my weekend wishes for the task at the end of each for which I hope to accomplish.
1|A Gift Project I have been working on recently is making custom t-shirts. My great aunt’s birthday party is Saturday so I need to get it together quick. I have so many ideas for what to make that I just know she will love, it makes it hard to choose from. I recently bought a heat press and have been having fun with these little projects. Make sure you follow me on Instagram to see sneak peaks of these projects. My wish is that she will love the gift and that it will turn out beautiful.
2|Laundry is a must for weekends. I swear the laundry pile only seems to grow. Granted I do laundry throughout the week, but it never fails. I did get a Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket a while ago and I can tell you it has made my life so much easier. Laundry baskets seem to take up so much space and cause me to leave laundry in them, which is a very bad habit. So having the collapsible basket that can be stored away easily has made life easier. I love having a clean laundry room and it does make laundry time more peaceful. My wish is that I will accomplish most of the laundry I need to do so that I will be fully ready for the work week!
3|Making Olive Garden’s Stuffed Chicken Marsala has been on my list for a long time now. I recently discovered that Olive Garden posts some of their recipes on their website. Mind blown right? Mine too, trust me. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this recipe! I have most of the ingredients to make it, so I am planning to run to the store in the morning so that I can try my hand at Stuffed Chicken Marsala on Sunday! My wish is that the recipe will be successful and taste amazing!
4|Auditing files is a task I dread, but when the week doesn’t allow me to do it, I typically spend a Saturday afternoon auditing files for work. I typically pick a handful to do each auditing session I handle so that I am not working on this for hours. I personally don’t want to spend my entire weekend working. I am trying to get a better sense of what should be my work-life balance which I will get further into below. My wish is that I will be able to get a good amount done without taking up much of my time.
5|Relaxing is crucial to making it through the next week in my opinion. Relaxing can be what ever you want it to be. I love curling up by the fire and reading a good book, or quiet frankly just sleeping. I tend to not sleep on the week nights so catching up on sleep on the weekends is beneficial. I work a very stressful job, that is the primary realize I get pulled away from writing posts. I don’t have a great work-life balance at the moment, which honestly explains so much about my life. So relaxing on the weekends is a must to hit the reset button. My wish is that I am able to relax and prepare myself for the next week.
What are you planning to get done this week? How do you manage work-life balance? Please leave suggestions in the comments below! Have a great weekend! P.s. This song is amazing!