Sioux Center life can be pretty dull on Saturday mornings. I would know. I spent almost 20 years of my life there, amounting to probably 900 Saturdays (assuming 45 Saturdays spent in town per 52 weeks over 20 years). Here is a list of things I’ve found are a great way to use my time on Saturday mornings:
1. Watching cartoons
When I was a kid, I would watch Bugs Bunny, Doug, Transformers, the list goes on. If those retro shows are not your thing, some modern classics I’ve found are Over the Garden Wall (a surreal cartoon with songs, mystery, and a strong vibe of Americana, available for streaming on Amazon Prime) and OnePunch Man (a parody of Japanese superhero comics, but I think your knowledge of American superhero comics will suffice).
If watching cartoons is too relaxing for you (or you have a lot of stuff to get done), Saturday morning is a great time to do it. You can sleep in a little bit, but you still have most of the day ahead of you.
Okay, I’ll admit that when I lived in Sioux Center I didn’t cook much on Saturday morning, but my mom did. If you’re having a big party on Sunday, a make-ahead meal really reduces your overall stress.
4. Fixing things
Saturday morning is a great time to fix little things that aren’t really urgent, but it sure would be nice if they worked right. Plus, Bomgaars is basically only open during regular hours, so this effectively gives you more time to run to the store for parts. You’re smart enough to read. I think you can do this.
If you have a washer and dryer in your home, you can do laundry and some of the other things at the same time.
6. Listen to the radio
I like to listen to NPR (KWIT FM 90.3 or KOJI FM 90.7 or online) on Saturday mornings. They’ve got a great news show, Weekend Edition at 7, Car talk at 9, Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me at 10, and This American Life at 11. After that is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which is pleasant as well. Of course, you might have your own preference in radio.
7. Going to the bank
In Sioux Center, this can ONLY be done on weekdays during regular hours (or Wednesdays before 7pm) or on Saturday mornings. All the banks I know of are closed by noon or earlier on Saturdays.
Sioux Center is a small town, but these are some of the best things that you can do on a Saturday morning. They aren’t weather-dependent, and you can definitely do them tomorrow, January 23.