I had an an usual thing occur this weekend. I found myself with 24 hours of time. I had no where that I had to be and nothing that had to be done. It doesn’t mean I didn’t have things to do, but nothing HAD to be done.
This was the first “day off” that I have had since December. I don’t count spring break as I was pushing myself to get our house painted.
Having time was difficult for me. I kept finding myself filling it. First I had offers of tickets to go to Women of Faith. I love WOF, but declined knowing that I need this mental/physical break. Then it was the offer of a free ticket for part of the conference. That was incredibly hard to turn down, but I did.
So what did I do? As a family we went to Free Comic Book Day and stocked up on a huge pile. We went to breakfast and then to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I had a gift certificate from the parents at church from the children’s musical. I deliberately did not buy household stuff that I needed. I did buy this lovely reclining lounger. Then I sat in my backyard sipping coffee and reading the third book in the Twilight series.
It was quiet and peaceful. OK except for the screams that happened every 5 minutes or so (we live near an amusement park and we can hear the roller coaster.) Even the screams were calm and relaxing. I need to force more of these days upon myself. I like them. I like them a lot.