What Did You Do This Weekend?

Almost every Monday, someone will ask me what I did over the weekend. For the most part, this is small talk asked just to pass the time. However, there seems to be an expectation that I did something that cost money. When I shrug and say, “Not much,” the asker usually launches into a tale about movies seen, malls visited, trips taken, or concerts gone to. More than one person has said something along the lines of, “I don’t know how you can just hang around the house all weekend.” Usually there’s a little pity in their voice, as if my limited weekends should be a source of shame.

I can probably count on one hand the number of weekends in a year where I do s


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3 Responses to What Did You Do This Weekend?

  1. 20 and Engaged says:

    This weekend was all about hard work. I finally got my house cleaned and organized since we moved in back in February. It looks/feels so much better, but now I’m ridiculously sore. It was worth it though.

  2. John says:

    It is not that i “did nothing” this weekend. I took a quiet weekend to relax and recharge. I think doing nothing implies that you had nothing to do (and hence the pity). The other implies you chose to not go out and spend money/time/whatever.

  3. Gail says:

    We rarely go out on the weekend or do anything significant. We found that even if we can’t go to church due to health problems that we do take that as a day of rest and Monday’s become so much easier than if all you did was hurry about doing things. I think many people think that is what they are supposed to do–Isn’t that what everyone does??? If they had thee same kind of not much, stayed home responses from more people, maybe they would rethink their running about policy.

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