Weekend accomplishment, plus GRAND Social No. 358 link party for grandparents

Weekend accomplishment

Who here believes that a weekend without accomplishment is a wasted weekend?

I do, I do!

I’m unsure why I put such pressure on myself but if I don’t accomplish even the smallest of somethings from Saturday morning through Sunday evening, I feel I’ve squandered time, talents, and opportunities to git ‘er done. Whatever ‘er might be.

I’m not talking massive achievements like remodeling the home, picketing political rallies, or successfully scaling Colorado’s peaks of any size or such. No, just something. Could be completing a book, maybe attending a performance, spending quality time with favorite folks, or tackling tasks on my never-ending to-do list.

Well, I did nothing remotely close to any of the above this past weekend. I was a slug to beat all slugs, from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. For no particular reason other than I simply felt like sluggin’.

So come Sunday evening, in an effort to convince myself — and you, since I brought you into this twisted thinking I do — that I did indeed accomplish a smidgen of something, that I did indeed not waste the weekend, I offer up this:


That, my friends, is Bacon and Parmesan Topped Pierogis. Saturday night’s dinner.

Why might that be considered an accomplishment?

Well, thing is, come Saturday I was woefully low on groceries — because I admittedly played slug during the week, too, at least as far as grocery shopping goes — and was this close to ordering take-out for dinner Saturday night. But I didn’t want to order take-out. I didn’t want to waste the money. I didn’t want to waste the calories.

Especially considering Jim and I had done exactly that for Friday night dinner.

So I scrounged through the egregiously empty kitchen and came up with the makings for the dish you see above.

With a salad on the side, to boot.

‘Twas a tasty accomplishment — especially considering the sorry state of my supplies.

Yep. That is my big accomplishment for the weekend. Sometimes ya gotta take ‘em where you find ‘em.

And what did you accomplish this past weekend? (Do I really wanna know?)

GRAND Social No. 358 link party for grandparents

Now it’s time to highlight some legitimate accomplishments: the amazing posts I’m sure you all will link here! Thank you for doing so!

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How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.

  • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.

  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.

  • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)

  • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).

  • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. 

  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment, even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.

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