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Day of Rest

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Who actually rests on a day of rest ? Probably not parents of small children, or college kids with papers due, or people with jobs who are also running a household. That's true in the American culture I'm a part of, anyhow. There are still meals to prepare, errands to run and chores to do. There might be religious services as well.

I'm tired. I want to rest. I am lucky enough to have a challenging job that I enjoy. Mostly. But I still really look forward to time off. I have a huge to-do list going; errands, household chores, meal planning, writing and visiting certain family members.

By the end of the week, I'm engaged in a battle with myself:
1. I desperately want to have enough energy to tackle my list.
2. I want to ignore my list, but then I feel guilty.
3. If I do nothing, I'll be tempted to raid the kitchen every five minutes.

Writing this blog helps a lot. Keeps my hands busy, and my mind on the positive side of this journey.

So, do you actually take a day of rest? What do you do during that time?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRAGON-CHICK 1/16/2013 8:47AM

    Yes, I feel like that, too.
So, sometimes I don't nap when I should, then I'm useless later.

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KJDINSC 1/16/2013 8:44AM

    I love to take a nap on Sunday afternoon. It feels so decadent. But often I feel guilty afterward... like I should have been DOING something.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/13/2013 12:48PM

    sometimes I do absolutely nothing....sometimes I get things on my list done.

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VONBLACKBIRD 1/13/2013 10:19AM

    Being retired has it's benefits..I can pretty well rest when I want now.

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DRAGON-CHICK 1/13/2013 10:18AM

    Yes, that was me. But wasn't that about 10 years ago? Feels like it!

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CAPECODBABE 1/13/2013 7:43AM

    Free time, what's that?

And if I remember correctly, you (yes YOU) wrote from Disney that you were ready to get back to work!!!

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WEARINGTHIN 1/13/2013 5:58AM

    You have a lot of free time to look forward to as your kids grow up, and then of course, you retire. It is something I did a year and a half ago, and it is heavenly. Free time is very valuable, more than money. Glenn

Comment edited on: 1/13/2013 5:59:41 AM

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RAPUNZEL53 1/13/2013 5:48AM

  Weekends are for catching up on housework and preparing some meals that can be used on working days!

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