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?