Perfect Saturday Morning

This is the first free Saturday morning our family has enjoyed in a long time.  

too-busyI can’t even say what we’ve been doing that’s been so busy.  It’s just a lot of life.  A little of this, a little of that.  Sports, dance, meetings, vacations, work.  But this morning?  Nothing.  

Absolutely nothing. 

Here’s how I plan to enjoy it. 

1) Wake nobody up.  I wake people up all week long & believe me, nobody thanks me for it.  This morning I’m letting those cranky pants stay in bed.

Newspaper2) Read the newspaper.  Most mornings my girls stage a cage match over the comics, but I’m not waking them up today, am I?  And I’m not going to until I’ve savored the whole paper, national news to classifieds, over a nice bowl of yogurt & blueberries. (My favorite breakfast.)



3) Settle down in a sunny corner of the couch in my bathrobe, with a book & a cup of coffee & wait for the first kid to wander down the stairs.  And then I shall make waffles.  Because I like to make waffles more than eat them.  Weird?  Probably.  But this is my perfect Saturday morning, & I make no excuses.

So what about you?  What’s your perfect Saturday morning in three steps or less?

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  • Helen says:

    Is he coming for a visit

    Have fun

  • Helen says:


    Mine is coffee while I get on the internet and ckec things out then breakfast either porridge or weet-bix then usually another coffee and read 🙂 🙂 love days like this

    Enjoy yours
    Have fun

  • flchen1 says:

    That sounds perfectly lovely, Susan! I think mine would involve loads of sleeping in… followed by some sort of leisurely eating… and some time for reading 🙂

    Alas, this month is not one for that, but at least we can sleep in later this Saturday. Sunday, not so much. And next Saturday, not so much. The downside to DD’s dance competitions is the ones that require us to be somewhere 45 minutes away at 7 in the morning, with her hair already done and make up on… those days are the ones where I’m hitting the caffeine early and often 😉 Enjoy your day of rest, Susan!!!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, Fedora, now you’re talking about my NEXT weekend. We have two dance competitions back to back, Saturday & Sunday, backed up to a girl scout overnight from Friday to Saturday. Which is going to make that hair-and-makeup thing practically impossible but hey, I have a curling iron & an alarm clock. I can make it work. 🙂

      Good luck to your DD! And I hope you get a break soon!

      • flchen1 says:

        LOL! Yes, it’s good to be amongst moms who also understand the pain 😉 More caffeine!! 😀

    • pjpuppymom says:

      Aren’t those early morning call times lovely?
      We’re in the midst of dance competition season too. We kicked things off last weekend and will be back on the road the next two weekends. No leisurely Saturday mornings in the foreseeable future, I’m afraid. 🙂

      • flchen1 says:

        Can’t say as I’m a huge fan of those early mornings, but I AM excited that next week’s early morning should mean we’re done by lunchtime. Woohooo! 😀 And coffee for the win ;D

  • Mozette says:

    Great food – fresh fruit and pancakes or just cereal and toast with tomatoes on it and vegemite on the other half… 🙂 food has to be good and fresh and delicious enough to make me want to eat it.

    Music – yeah… on Saturdays, I listen to the 106.1 FM Classic Breakfast. It’s nice, slow and helps me wake up. 😀

    No planning … I don’t plan my weekends much. Unless there’s something on that has been on the calendar for weeks on end, I don’t plan my weekends. I just let them play out the way they play out. 😀

    • Susan Sey says:

      That sounds lovely, Mozette! Hope it plays out just that way for you. And gosh, fresh fruit sounds good. I can’t WAIT for it to be summer around here. I’m so tired of anemic, pale fruit. I just want one fresh, red, ripe strawberry. ONE.

  • Jane says:

    Hello Susan,
    I like to sleep in on the weekends. I spend a little time making breakfast. Then I relax on the couch and catch up on the shows I’ve recorded during the week or head out to a movie.

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, a MOVIE. That sounds like so much fun! I feel like going to a matinee! I wonder if I can talk the family into killing an afternoon at the movies today. What’s on at the cheap theater, hmmm? I’ll be googling that in about two seconds. Thanks for the idea!

  • Patty L. says:

    My perfect Saturday morning would include sleeping in, breakfast in bed delivered by my wonderful husband and then snuggle time with my hubby before the teenagers realize we are home and ask for money.

    • Susan Sey says:

      Ha! Good luck with that one, Patty! Teenagers are hard-wired to see you & ask for money. Or a phone. Or to ignore you, text somebody and THEN ask for money without making eye contact.

      But the snuggle with your hubby beforehand should help ease the sting. 🙂

  • Shannon says:

    Sleeping in. Then my perfect morning includes a hot shower, where I can stand, increasing the temp until the bathroom is a steam bath. Followed by a brunch out where the menu has bacon crostini (sp?)i or pumpkin raivoli or crab cakes with a corn medley or a Santa Fe omelet with veggies and a choice of regular or spicy chorizo.

  • Becke says:


    Oh boy, an easy one after a challenging week at work. Awaken without an alarm. Nice breakfast. Walk in spring sunshine with dh and dog. Challenging bike ride.

    After a start like this, I feel rested, energized, and ready to complete my weekend writing goals.

    • Susan Sey says:

      That sounds so great, Becke! It’s supposed to get into the forties (maybe fifties!) here today, so hopefully we’ll get some good snow melt going on. Because I’m desperate for the first bike ride of the season, & up until now it’s just been too cold & icy. So here’s hoping for a lovely, warm, sloppy weekend! Enjoy yours!

  • Deb says:

    Hi, Susan. After having volleyball tourneys the last couple of months, it has been nice to sleep in today. I must have needed it because I slept until 9:30. (I had P-T conferences on Wed. and Thursday, and I am always zonked after those; then, I sat in the stairwell during the school’s matinee yesterday for 2 1/2 hours and sat there again last night for 2 1/2 hours. One of the many “hats” of being a Music Booster Parent…..Not sure why I had to sit out there…not many costume changes this year. Last year was nuts with 6 or 7 changes during the performance for “The Sound of Music”.)

    So, today, I am drinking my coffee, checking the cyber world, making a few phone calls, and taking it easy until tonight’s performance of “Annie” where I can be in the audience. (My daughter is the orphan Kate in the play.)

    • Susan Sey says:

      My kids were extra orphans in a production of ANNIE a few years back. I really liked that play. You definitely deserve a nice slow Saturday morning after a long week of being a booster! Enjoy that extra cup of coffee & the sleep-in!

  • catslady says:

    I actually end up getting up earlier on weekends because my husband is home – I’m a night owl so never thrilled getting up earlier lol. My perfect morning would be to sleep without anyone waking me and with 5 cats that’s impossible lol. And no early morning phone calls – even with being on the no-call list there are all the solicitations and politicians etc. that get through. I also start the day with a yogurt and then a black coffee – then I’m good to go!

  • pjpuppymom says:

    My perfect Saturday morning would be waking up to bright sunshine, the sound of waves lapping at the shore and the enticing aroma of coffee ready to pour. Coffee and I would then wander out to the porch where I would relax in a rocker while slowly, and happily, greeting the day. That would be followed by a long walk on the beach with the dog then breakfast of fresh fruit and scrambled eggs.

    Alas, I awoke to gray skies, rain, no beach, piles of laundry to be done and the realization that I forgot to buy eggs and coffee at the grocery. Yep, it’s going to be one of those days! LOL!

    • pjpuppymom says:

      But, on the positive side, I’ll be at the beach in a few weeks and am determined to make that ideal Saturday morning come true! (hoping Mother Nature sees fit to cooperate) 😉

      • Susan Sey says:

        Aw. No coffee AND no eggs? I’m sad on your behalf, PJ. It sounded so awesome. Here’s hoping Mother Nature cooperates when you do make it to the beach!

  • I have been on vacation since Wednesday and I don’t go back to work until this Wednesday. Seven whole days away from Walmart. Thus, for the first time since my last vacation I am at home on a Saturday morning.

    The dogs, the cat and I slept in until 10 am! Of course then I had to race the dogs to the door for some emergency outside time!

    I’ve checked the weather and it doesn’t look too promising. Trying to decide if I will do an inside project or try to get an outside one done before the rain returns.

    Writing is definitely on the schedule, as is some laundry, reading and watching a bit of telly.

    It may not seem leisurely but the right to decide what to do when, the knowledge I don’t have to get up for work in the morning, and the realization I can do exactly as I please with no one to tell me I have to hurry or I should be doing something else is my idea of heaven!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, Louisa, it sounds heavenly to me! As a mom of small kids, I’m keenly aware of what a luxury it is to decide on the whats/whens of my day. I’ve been at the mercy of somebody else’s body clock for ten years now, & believe me, I *dream* of the day when I eat because *I’m* hungry, not because it’s time for the kids to eat. Same for sleeping, peeing and exercising.

      Enjoy the freedom from WalMart!

  • Anna Sugden says:

    My perfect Saturday morning is tea in bed, with Doc Cambridge and the cats. Followed by a good, old-fashioned weekend breakfast.

    I could also go for a variation of PJ’s with the whole sunshine and waves lapping and rocker on the porch thing – but with tea 😉

    • Susan Sey says:

      Aw. Kitties, bed & your beloved. It just doesn’t get any better, does it? Throw in those lapping waves & it’s paradise, no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

      Sometimes I like it to rain just so we have an excuse to stay inside & be lazy. And bake cookies. 🙂

  • Joan Kayse says:

    I rarely equate Saturday as my leisure day though I did sleep until 930 (Stayed up till 1 for basketball sob)

    Anywho…Sunday is my day to read the paper, Watch CBS Sunday Morning show and eat cinnamon rolls. Fortunately, my “kids” only ever have nap schedules 😀

    • Susan Sey says:

      Love it, Joanie! It really sounds wonderful, though I’m sorry the basketball thing didn’t go your way. Take comfort in your kittehs & your cinnamon rolls. Kitties & cinnamon rolls can actually cure most everything, did you know?

  • Susan, I had to smile. It’s Sunday morning here and my plans pretty much coincide with yours. I finished a first draft before I went down to Sydney for the ARRA awards and I’ve got to dive into a massive edit next week. So I intend to enjoy today doing EXACTLY what I want. I’ve got a couple of good books to choose from. Completely unconstructive TV might get a look-in. I’ll have a swim (swimming season is drawing to a close so I want to take advantage of it while it’s still warm). An afternoon snooze. Many cups of tea. And I’ve got a couple of postcards I bought in Sydney to write – that’s always fun. Pretty much a lovely day ahead! Have fun on your Saturday.

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, I always forget, it’s late summer for you, isn’t it? Early fall? Your warm weather is just coming to a close & we can’t wait for ours to get here. Hope you enjoyed that swim! I’m living through you until the snow melts!

  • Amy Conley says:

    Sleeping tilI wake on myy ow (unless a grand is here), and just laying around in bed, reading whichever book I am currently reading, or begining a new one.

    If a grand or two happen to be here, which happens to be the case tonight, I get up with them and we do what they want; wether it is going to Denny’s for breakfasrt or me making scrambled eggs (their favorite), and then usually watchingg a movie with them.

  • Debbie says:

    Exactly what I am doing now, wake up and since no one has to be up, I lay in bed and read. Then coffee calls me so I get up feed the critters (2 cats, 1 dog) and make my coffee, then sit down to check email and FB and enjoy my coffee.