I've always enjoyed sleeping in on the weekends. For someone who's a night owl, sleeping in after a long week of school or work is just glorious. Lazy Saturday mornings are necessary sometimes in order for you to recharge and not get too bogged down with the daily grind.
Since being in my own apartment in Austin, I've found lately that the best Saturday mornings are when I sleep late, eat some breakfast (or brunch, depending on the clock) and then relax on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee. Sometimes I switch it up and trade the book for my favorite TV show on DVD.
My friend Kay recommended the fiction novels by Jodi Picoult to me a few months back, and I haven't been able to put them down ever since. I've found my love for reading again. It's hard sometimes at the end of a long day to not just flop on the couch with the remote, which is my usual choice.
I enjoy reading on the patio outside in the nice weather, or as a break in the middle of a walk around Mill Pond. Or maybe most of all, I enjoy my book on a lazy Saturday morning.
It looks like summer can officially start for me now. I've been out to play tennis for the first time since probably last fall. I played last night and the weather was absolutely perfect. The wind even stayed away, which is rare during this gusty spring.
I got connected with a group last year that meets a couple times a week to play tennis. They've played quite a bit already this spring with the weather being so unusually nice and all. With my unpredictable work schedule though, I wasn't able to join in yet. Until this week when I finally was able to leave work at a decent time. I don't think I have ever been so excited to play tennis.
With tennis these days, I'm just happy when I can get out on the court, enjoy a nice day and get a little exercise. Last night it was just a group of four of us who played some doubles. None of us had a high skill level, which was probably good for my self-esteem my first time out, so I could shake the rust off.
It was a bit of a challenge though. My doubles partner, just an average guy, had no idea how tennis is scored. My play was better than I figured it might be after such a long break, but my serves were terrible. Thank goodness you get two chances. I hope I can get back out there soon to play again. It did feel pretty good.