As we all try to find a new cadence during this time of quarantine, one thing that I've started to notice was that suddenly ... weekends weren't very special anymore.
All the fun things we would usually do on our days-off, were now off-limits. So instead of Friday bringing with it excitement and anticipation, it just exacerbated the feelings of:
So I began to brainstorm stay-at-home weekend activities that could serve as time markers as well as give us some little somethings to regularly look forward to! On Fridays I prep for these things, along with running through my weekly: "Friday Freshen Up List" - which is just an hour or so of tidying and focus that takes care of some housekeeping that I don't want to be bothered with on the weekends while we're relaxing and spending time together. It also sets up the house to be a fresh and welcoming host for our days of rest.
Our Weekends in Quarantine:
+ Because we can't travel now (a great love of ours), I dig out a different photo album each weekend from a past vacation, and we spend some time looking through it and reminiscing about that trip.
+ Trying our hand at making a different craft cocktail recipe each week.
+ "Attending" a live stream of a concert, performance, or jam session on Friday or Saturday evening.
+ Playing old LPs while making dinner together - dancing in between the work.
+ Going on an exploration walk/hike around our area - hoping to discover new places!
+ Pizza for dinner on Fridays. Pancakes for dinner Sunday nights.
Friday Freshen Up List:
+ Quick vacuum, if needed
+ Fill all refillable items (soap, sprays, toilet paper/paper towels, ice trays, etc.)
+ Make fresh flower bouquets for the house
+ Blow off porch and wipe down outdoor furniture
+ Change tart in wax burners
+ Change out bed sheets / towels
+ Choose trip album and set out on the coffee table
+ Prep/shop for cocktail ingredients
+ Research live stream events
I hope these few little ideas might help you find some fun additions to your own weekends-in-quarantine routines - even though we're having to spend them apart, we're still in this together!