Whoever decided that Thursday night was a good night for a solid TV lineup was on to something.
Thursdays are kind of the no man’s land of the week – moreso even than Wednesday, in my opinion. On Wednesday, you’re solidly in the work week mode. You’ve had two days of getting up early and coming home tired to shake you out of your weekend relaxation. By Thursday, though, the weekend is within reach – but you’re eating leftovers because you’re not quite to payday or Friday’s happy hour or Saturday’s trip to the farmer’s market. You’re running out of clean socks, and the detritus of the week is cluttering up the table.
I feel overwhelmed when I have plans or responsibilities on Thursday nights. It’s one reason I stopped volunteering as often at SELMA. If we’re having weekend guests or going out of town, we need to make sure that the house is clean, the bags are packed, the garden has been weeded, and the gas tank is full. If one of us is leaving for the weekend while the other stays home, we like to go on dates. And even if we’re staying put and not entertaining, by the time Thursday rolls around I am usually wiped and want nothing more than to sit on the couch.
My mom is coming up from Rockford this weekend, so tonight we needed to get the house ready for her visit. The 80 degree days of early October have finally abated, so I needed to dig out the sweaters and put away the sundresses. Our friends are chefing at SELMA this week, so Shane wanted to help them prep. And we were both tired, so we ordered a pizza. And that’s just fine.