It’s Tuesday already and I’ve noticed that the older I get the faster time seems to go which when you are sitting at work all week seems like a good thing but not so much when the weekend rolls around and you are trying to enjoy yourself. Sometimes I wish life had a pause button but then I remember what happened in Click and think maybe not. With that being said, this past weekend was different than most in the sense that I specifically didn’t plan anything in an effort to relax and recharge. I’ve been running around every weekend for a while now so it was nice to stray from the norm even if it was just for a weekend.
Friday and most of Saturday was spent in my bed, which I feel like I don’t get that much use out of these days, finishing up the first season of Narcos and beginning a binge watching session of American Horror Story. Yes Netflix, I am still watching. Narcos, if you haven’t seen it, is a brilliant new Netflix series that details the Medellin Drug Cartel in Columbia during the 1970-80s and follows the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar. American Horror Story on the other hand, is an anthology series meaning that the series presents a different story and a different set of characters each season. In the first season, you follow a family with a difficult past that moves to Los Angeles looking for a fresh start. Little do they know that the house that they moved into is haunted and is known not only to scare its residents but also devour them. Now up until this point in my life I have always considered myself a movie buff but as I have begun to watch television shows more frequently I am becoming further interested in story line and depth which is something that most movies simply cannot offer. Now don’t get me wrong I still enjoy my fair share of movies but I am just less likely to watch something that I don’t find is worth my time which for those of you who know me and my taste in movies is unusual for me. My favorite movie genre in college was B-Rate Horror Movies if that tells you anything.
Saturday evening was spent catching up with a good friend of mine who is still in school and that I don’t get a lot of opportunities to see. We spent the beginning end of our night consuming some adult beverages while catching each other up on what we had been up to and playing some cards game with his mom who is literally the coolest. As the night progressed we made our way to the Square Celt Ale House and Grill which was a first for both of us. It is a neat Irish bar in Orland Park with a great patio and live music that I would definitely recommend checking out if you are ever in the area. My only complaint is that they don’t serve Bud Light which at this point in my life I should probably be drinking something a little nicer but that I just found a little odd.
As I awoke on Sunday morning, I awoke from the best night of sleep that I can remember. I don’t know if it’s because I was having a great dream or because I needed it but something about it really sticks out to me. As I made my way to the kitchen still half asleep I was greeted by a plate of food that had been prepared just for me. For as long as I can remember Sunday has always been the only day of the week that my family eats breakfast together and that is something that I think I will always cherish. Immediately following breakfast I showered and got ready for the day. The rest of Sunday was spent celebrating my nieces’ birthday. We began the celebration by heading to Konow’s Corn Maze, a local pumpkin patch, with a few of my younger relatives that are around my nieces’ age where we rode the cow train express, jumped on the jumping pillow, climbed the straw playground and raced ducks amongst many other things. We ended the day with some delicious pizza, cheesecake brownies and the best apple cider donuts I’ve ever had.
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“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney