This weekend was super busy. This weekend was jam-packed. This weekend was full of both family and friends, a movie date, and a bikram yoga date with fellow yogis!
On Friday night Alana and I saw Interstellar in IMAX at 10:45 p.m. The movie was great and we absolutely loved it, but we didn’t get home and into bed until 3:00 A.M. I woke up at 7:30 A.M. Saturday morning to meet a few yoga friends for a bikram yoga date. The class was great, and I enjoyed it, but it was such a small amount of sleep compared to what I’m use to.
After yoga on Saturday Alana and I went shopping for new Winter coat, gloves, and accessories. We both bought beautiful coats for well under $100, which we both felt pleased with. And then we met Alana’s old high school friend Kris and his new husband Nick for dinner.
We met at an expensive restaurant that has been recommended to Alana and I for years. The food was absolutely amazing, but the company was even better. So many of our friends are already married, and many more of our friends are in the process of becoming married. But, Nick and Kris are our only gay friends who have married and who’d like to start a family some day.
It was so nice talking with another gay couple. I think that we, too, are their only gay friends who are taking this plunge. All four of us are under the age of thirty, but older than twenty-five, so many people in our lives are getting married…but most of these marriages are heterosexual. Like Alana and I are doing, they also paid for their own wedding! And, just like Alana and I, they have frustrations and many emotions tied in with the process of same-sex parent family planning.
It was so nice and comforting for the four of us to talk about all of this. They asked us so many questions, and we asked them lots of questions as well. We all four vented about the huge financial cost it takes for same-sex parents to start their own families. Kris completely identified with my feelings of “Do I spend thousands traveling, or do I take the said thousands and use it to start a family?” As I’ve blogged before, I sometimes feel so alone and different with these kinds of thoughts and frustrations, so it was so nice to talk and connect with another gay family about all of this.
After Alana and I got off of work on Sunday we went to my brother’s to celebrate my oldest niece’s and my youngest niece’s yearly joint birthday party. It was fun, and warm, and welcoming, and there was lots of good food. I love seeing my family and spending time with them, and 98% of the time I come home from a family visit feeling positive, fulfilled, and happy.
We came home to our Sunday night shows, Once Upon a Time, and The Walking Dead. It was a weekend full of family, yoga, work, and friends, but today I just feel drained. I feel like I didn’t sleep enough, I feel like I didn’t veg out enough. I didn’t watch a single t.v. show on Netflix, and that amusingly makes me feel kind of sad!
I’m feeling a bit burned out, and so I decided to adjust my schedule this week. I’m going to sleep in tomorrow instead of going to hot yoga, but I’m going to re-arrange my yoga schedule so that I’m still getting that release. I’ve scheduled a massage, as well as a few more days to sleep in, since we’ve got the midnight premier of the new Hunger Games movie coming up later this week!
Hoping that I can catch up on some sleep so that I can enjoy the rest of this week. Last week was pretty stressful and horrible for many reasons, so I’m sending reiki that this week will pass more pleasantly.
I hope you all had a great weekend, and that you’re not already feeling burned out like me! Until next time, my lovelies.