Adding up the Weekend

I had one of THOSE weekends.

The kind of weekend when not doing anything adds up to quite a bit.

Therefore, it’s time for Monday morning math.

Simple addition.

Take one weekend, Saturday and Sunday (two points each).

Add in perfect weather that looked like this:

Temperatures in the upper 70’s, low humidity, blue skies, a few passing clouds (five points).

Include time spent with friends and church community.

(Ten points for friends at a birthday/anniversary party and an estimated 125 points for the outdoor church service/baptism/potluck.)

Are you with me so far? Can you count in your head or is the calculator required?

The addition problem must include food. Lots of food.

The photo is an example from the internet. I did not take photos of the brats, hamburgers, potato salad, green salad, tuna salad, baked beans, birthday cake, lemon pie, and dark chocolate bundt cake with raspberries eaten on Saturday.

Was too busy feeding the face.

(Add in 1,500 points for the number of calories I may have consumed.) (I’m not counting the Sunday calories from a potluck out of guilt.)

I didn’t take any photos, really, except the blue sky photo. This was a weekend to relax and enjoy. Relax and breathe. Relax and smell the summer. Relax and not think of work or any to-do list. Relax and be with people, the people that are special and wonderful to me.

(Yeah, include 500 bonus points for relaxing with people.)

(There’s also 50 points for absorption of Vitamin D.)

(The standard 25 points for visiting with mom.) (I somehow think this should be more, but if you consider that this is a weekly event…) (We’ll save multiplication for another day.)

Here’s something else to include in the pile.

I went to the library Friday night and checked out two new books. This is the one I started reading last night:

Leonardo Da Vinci is 600 pages of his brilliant life. Chapter One had me hooked, so it’s a good sign that I’ll finish the book.

(Go ahead, include 600 points.)

For those of you who wonder why the girl who dislikes math is adding on a Monday morning?

I was inspired by Chapter 13 and Dan Antion at No Facilities.

(That’s another 13 points, plus the 100 bonus points Dan will give me for his mention and this post.)

If you’ve kept up…

If you’ve been adding…

You know…

My weekend totaled 2,930 points of wonderful and awesome. I would like more of these weekends please – relaxing, eating, being with the peeps -perhaps including additional points for a bike ride with the neighbor or a stroll down by the Fox River.

That would put me over 3,000 points with no need for multiplication, division or algebra.

So, really…

How could one go wrong with that kind of math or weekend?

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29 responses to Adding up the Weekend

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’ll give you 100 points for the mention and 70 for the math, and I’ll throw in 400 for doing it on a Monday. That brings you to an even 3,500. This will not be on the test.

    Dan Antion Vinci is such a great person to study. He is one of my heroes. I hope you enjoy the book.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Dan Antion Vinci??? Ha! You might need the editor to review your comments this morning. :-p

      Thanks for the extra bonus points and putting me over the top. That’s what it felt like…the best it can be weekend! Have a good Monday and week, Mr. Vinci.

      • Dan Antion says:

        Ugh, that’s because I have a keyboard shortcut for my name (in forms) – Not trying to equate me with him, but…

      • Dan Antion says:

        Probably not if I had to work with the tools of his era. But wouldn’t it be fun to work with him in my shop?

      • bikerchick57 says:

        As I was reading the book yesterday, I thought about that. How would Leonardo react if he could see today – our technology and that we discovered the secret to flying? I could see him as the “kid in the candy store.” He would be truly amazed.

      • Dan Antion says:

        I’ll bet he would still find a way to advance the concepts.

        I know you will understand this reference, but I’m thinking about the second episode where STNG encountered Dr Moriarty on the holodeck. Someone said something like “the man’s a genius in any time.” I think that would be Leonardo.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Have you ever watched the Voyager episodes with holographic Leonardo? If not, you may want to check it out. He was in two or three episodes.

      • Dan Antion says:

        I haven’t seen those – I will definitely look for them. Voyager is a series where I pick selected episodes out. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them all. I lost interest a couple of times during the series run.

  2. Shelley says:

    I love your math – that sounds like a PERFECT weekend! Hope your week goes well, too!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I can deal with this kind of addition. I started the week on a positive note, with a bike ride to work. And I have coffee!! 😀

  3. I love this post. What a fun way to tally up the weekend and end up with a massive amount of fun and good memories at the end of it. Thanks for the smile, Mary. 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You are welcome and thank you! We’re having one more day of the fabulous weather, so I’m pretty sure a bike ride is on tap for later. 😀

  4. M-R says:

    Made me feel almost as if I weren’t freezing.
    Still, I did go to a wonderful symphony concert on Saturday night: it was called “Spanish Fire”, and that was warming, too. 🙂

  5. joey says:

    That is fantastic! I’m glad you earned so many points and did all the good maths!
    I would like to join you on your next trip to the potluck 😛 I will tie a napkin round my neck and dig in. (Also, if you have any of that not even 80 weather left over, slide it on over southeast, k?)

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Keep the napkin ready…there’s a birthday potluck at work coming up next month. There’s always good stuff.

      I wish we could keep this weather all summer long. It’s been great. Unfortunately, starting Thursday, the heat and dew point is gonna rise and the A/C will be whirring along. I hate it, especially the 90’s. Give me a sunny and dry 78 any day!

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    Regardless of how you add it up, your weekend was a prize winner!! Yes, I’d be signing up for many more of those weekends too 🙂

    Too bad the hot, humid, icky weather is about to move in though. I’m going to enjoy this while I can!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It seems when the nice biking weather comes around, I’m at work or have plans. However, I did bike to work on Monday and took the long way home in the afternoon as I won’t be biking again this weekend. Ninety degree humidity is meant for A/C, not for pedaling my legs off.

  7. I’m coming to live in your house. Clear a drawer out. (and a wardrobe) Fill the fridge with all the food you named. That’s all.

    oh and …. love you Mary. You tickled me. ~ Cobs. xxx 😀

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ha! Cobs! The cats might be mad that you’re taking up their side of the bed, but you are welcome any time! As for the food, I can make hamburgers and brats, but we’d have to go to my friend Kay’s house for the potato salad and chocolate funnel cake…with a stop along at the local bakery along the way.

      PS: Pack lightly. I am a clothes horse, so space is limited. All you need are jammies and some eatin’ outfits. Hugs and squidges!

      • Oh Lord help us. I too am a clothes horse, and … I promised myself about 8 years ago that every time I bought something new, I would part with something old.

        To date … I’ve parted company with 2 t-shirts and a blouse I’ve always hated. However … I’ve bought … er…. well, we shall leave that figure totally alone, in case Mr.Cobs (the original Bogeyman) happens to come across this comment, 🙂 … for I am an Angel. (at least that’s what I insist he believes).
        [angelic smile]
        Squidges ~ C. xxx

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