The Perfect Saturday

I started this post yesterday afternoon, and finished it today. I just thought I would clarify that. 

I think…

that today, April 30, 2013, has almost been the perfect Saturday. There would be a few alterations that could be made that would have made it even more wonderful, but it has been excessively pleasant so far. In fact, I can’t think of one single thing about it that was not pleasant. I guess that the fact that I was going to have a new dress made for Easter Sunday, but now doubt that I will get it  finished in time is a little bit of a letdown. But it’ll be okay. I’ll just wear it next Sunday instead. This will not ruin my beautiful day.

And no, this is not a big, happy, end of month post. That will come on Monday, I have decided. I have it started. It’s really not going that great so far. Don’t get too excited about it. March was a weird month, cause it was mostly small things that happened, and I spent a lot of time just thinking, which, let’s face it, does not make for a particularly entertaining blog post. But we shall see how that post turns out on Monday.

For now, I am going to tell you how to have the perfect Saturday.

First of all, you must wake up at 8:30 and notice that the sun is shining, and then take a picture of your window.

Much like this:

Exactly like this.

And then you must notice how the sun makes everything look pretty, and is making cool reflections on your wall.

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Next, you get up, and make toast, and put peanut butter on it, and dip it in maple syrup, and then eat it. Oh! And drink mint tea. Once you are done that, it’s actually time to get on with your day, and so you should get dressed and do your hair  and stuff. Then, you find your youngest sister, and ask if she is ready to go shopping with you, because you had previously told her you would take her shopping to buy a birthday gift, because you didn’t know what to buy her for her birthday.

So the two of you set off for the mall, with you in the drivers seat and her in the back seat. You make faces at eachother in the rearview mirror. Obviously. (This is an important step. It must not be eliminated.) You stop at Hillcrest to buy fresh donuts and maple syrup for the sweetest, best grandma in the whole world, and then the two of you stop by her house for a visit. However, it won’t be long before your sister gets anxious and thinks it is high time that you left for the mall.

Say goodbye to your grandma, and inwardly vow to visit her more often, because grandparents are awesome, and a gift, and let’s face it… it feels like the supply may be dwindling. (For me, anyways.)

Head to the mall. Feel proud of your little sister when she chooses to buy the most awesome pair of sandals in the world. Laugh when you realize that the reason she keeps making comments about how your legs are longer than hers is probably because your steps are too big or you are walking too fast for her.

Buy “The Hobbit”. (At some point, you should also make plans with your true friend to have a sleepover and watch the Hobbit on Sunday night after church. This may mean that you won’t be able to do some of the other things you usually do on Sunday night… but that is what Monday will be for! Okay? =))

Go to Wal-Mart. Meet lots of people that you know. Eat lunch with a friend that you randomly meet in McDonalds…. one of those kind that you rarely see, but always feel completely comfortable with, because she is the kind of friend who was your friend when you were a kid, and remembers inside jokes from like, four years ago. It’s a nice kind of friend. If your little sister asks if you are done eating yet, and you realize that she has been done her happy meal for a bit now, whereas  you are only halfway done your meal… kindly pick up the pace. Maybe try talking a bit less.

Go home. Drive a bit faster when your sister says that she has to use the bathroom.

Thank your little sister for being funny and awesome and fun.

Feel happy because it is still a beautiful, warm day.

Head outside and take some pictures.

Me and Blitz being like “Yay! It’s spring!”

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We need a new net thinger. It’s not the same without it.
Be so happy that the vein in your forehead shows up.

Jump on the trampoline with Wendy and Owen.

Be the Tickle Monster for them.

Every single time they ask you to.

Ask if you are always going to be the Tickle Monster for them.

Laugh when Owen says, “Yes. Every single round.”


Go back inside and entertain yourself for the next few hours, by doing  things like some sewing and devotions and pondering the greatness of life, and then go out for supper with Meg, and then go to church and hear really good things.

Talk to people.

Go to Tim Hortons with people.

Come home and watch one Youtube video.

And then another one.

And then another one.

And then another one.

And then…


Fall asleep feeling happy.

And that is how to have the perfect Saturday. Now you know.

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