Here were my weekend plans:
Fri- Catch up on DVR shows from the week (The Bachelor..my guilty pleasure/show that makes me feel better about myself because my boyfriend only has one girlfriend).
Sat- Go for a light jog. Enjoy the warm weather. Catch up on some of this blog-stuff. Maybe go to Barnes and Noble and just sit there and read.
Sun- Go to church. Spend the rest of the day doing nothing…again.Sounds pretty nice huh?
Well this is what ended up happening:
Fri around 3:00 I got a call from a friend who wanted to know if I could play with the Canadian World Cup Lacrosse team in their scrimmage because they were short a couple of girls. Uh..YEAHHH! Part of me was thinking, “Noooo, my couch will miss me!” Then part of me was thinking, “You have the rest of the weekend to sit on the couch. And let’s be for real- the couch will not miss you.” Then I went through the excuse phase (like I do with everything). “I have a meeting until 4:00.” The meeting got cancelled right after I said that. “I didn’t bring any of my lacrosse gear with me.” I coach high school lacrosse so had everything I needed already packed in my car. “I’m not Canadian.” They knew that, and accepted me anyways. So, I said yes, and made the trek up to Baltimore.
If I ever move to Canada, I would wear these mittens:
After sucking wind, err, I mean, gracefully running up and down the field for a couple of hours, we all went out to grab something to eat. Then I made the long trek back home to Virginia. I got home around 1:00am. But all in all- it was SO worth it. It was also a lot of fun seeing all of my co-workers responses when I told them why I was leaving work early. They were quite surprised, if I do say so myself.
On Saturday, I ended up having an impromptu lacrosse practice for my high school team. It was a lot of fun, except for the fact that it was FAA-REEZZING! I’m from Connecticut, and moved down here for a couple of reasons. One of them was warmer weather. C’mon mother nature, hook me up. The rest of the afternoon I ran errands with my roommate, Needles. Her name is actually Nicole, but needles fits her so much better. I ended up buying a couple of cute tops from T.J. Maxx. Love me some discounts. And thank you for the peer pressure, Needles.
Sunday, I had another lacrosse practice for a post-collegiate club lacrosse team I play for. There goes my church plans. I made sure to listen to the sermon online later, but still not the same.
After lacrosse I was so happy to be finally done with all of the running around, literally, for the weekend, and sit on the couch. But no, there is more. On my way home I got a call from someone on my work soccer team that let me know we had a make-up soccer game at 8:00 and wanted to know if I could make it. In my brain I was saying, “NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” But for some reason my mouth said, “Yeah! I’ll see you at 8:00!” Well, what’s one more hour of running around, right?
So, my weekend plans to sit on my couch and do nothing turned in to becoming an honorary Canadian and burning 7,000+ calories. Funny how things work like that, huh?
Here is my ode to Canada. Thank you for letting me pretend I live here for a night.