Five Things Friday: Weekend Activities

One of the absolute best things about working an office job: the guaranteed weekend off! Not to mention paid holidays. When the two come together you get a three day weekend. If your boss is especially kind, what with Independence Day falling on Tuesday this year, you might get a four day weekend!

What to do, what to do? I have some ideas…

Five Favorite Weekend Activities

1. Watch a Movie

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I love sitting back on the couch and watching movies with my husband. We make popcorn, cuddle, and a cat or two joins us for attention. Or if it’s something new that we’re dying to see, ie Despicable Me 3, we brave the crowds, the screaming children and cell phone lights in the theater.

2. Eat Out

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After a long week of half-hearted cooking and “Forget it, we’re having pizza rolls” for dinner, it’s nice to go out and have a nice meal prepared for you. Even if it’s just pizza. Also, it means you don’t have extra dishes to clean.

3. Local Shopping

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I love pursuing local shops with items made locally. If that includes chocolate, then I might just have to indulge a little.

4. Fun Exercise

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Back in high school I played lots of sports, all the time, and I miss that. There’s an elementary school near where I live that has a basketball court and a huge lawn. I love going there with my husband to shoot hoops or kick around the soccer ball.

On a side note, I would love to own one of these giant balloons. How much fun would that be?!!!

5. Exploring New Places

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Nothing gives me so much joy as finding a new place place to visit. I can’t believe how many great cities Michigan has! A couple of weeks ago, I went to Rockford with my family. We ate pizza at a strange little place called Fatzo’s, walked around their start of the summer festival, sampled olive oils, and got some chocolate as pictured in #3.

It’s going to be a long weekend, have fun and stay safe.

-Kristina Wise

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