Happy Monday Everyone!
I know we’re due for a Short & Sweet or an Oh Susanna (though I can’t for the life of me remember which right now since the Jingle Contest disrupted the schedule.)
But you know what? We’re taking the day off today.
|these two totally have the hang of it 🙂|
Fill up your water bottle with ice water and slice or two of lemon, or whatever you like.
Pack a little snack (may I suggest some fresh strawberries and homemade banana bread?)
Put on some sunblock.
Grab that paperback you’ve been dying to indulge in but haven’t found the time, or your pad and a pen if you’ve been struggling to get into your writing groove lately and been foiled by distractions and/or obligations.
Now head out onto the back porch where the bees are humming in the lilacs…
|yeah… these are rhododendrons because I don’t have a picture of our lilacs 🙂|
… or the hammock swinging gently beneath the new leaves.
A park bench under the apple blossoms is always nice…
… or a blanket on the wave-lapped sand if you’re lucky enough to be near a beach.
A small table at an outdoor cafe would be lovely…
… or a meadow dotted with wildflowers… or the slow glide of a canoe on a still pond.
Soak up the sunshine.
Breathe in the fresh air.
And enjoy doing something just for you.
Feel free to share your choice of day off (real or imaginary :)) in the comments below.
And have a lovely day 🙂
(And forgive me – I spent my weekend driving to and from Vermont to fetch half a dorm room’s worth of stuff so #3 has room for the rest in her car when she comes home this week, spending some quality time with #5, and seeing #4 off to his senior prom *sniff* I may need a hanky 🙂 As a result, I ran out of time to prepare a Short & Sweet or an Oh Susanna. But I do truly want you all to have a lovely day off! :))