Carpe diem

It is a day off for me today. Gerry has to work so I have the whole day to myself. What a treat! I have big plans for the day as there are things I want to get done around the house, I have a quilting project, and a writing project, and books calling my name.

I got up at 4:45 this morning as I usually do during the week. I find sleeping in a waste of time. Now, I admit that there are times when I don’t want to get up quite so early on a weekend, but usually I want to squeeze as much as I can into those extra hours.
What’s your day off philosophy?

I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I’m the same way about sleeping, getting up the same time each day, pretty much. The last thing I want to do is sleep away a “free” day. But on those quiet days, it is nice to linger with a second cup of coffee, for sure!

  2. When I have a “day off” -well, I have to force myself to do it – when you work at home, you tend to work 7 days a week! the laptop at the ever-ready…although I’m not really complaining, as I’m doing what i love – but, when I do take time off, I leave the house -otherwise, I’ll pick up the laptop!

  3. When I have time to myself, I usually waste a lot of it deciphering what I want to do most. LOL! I have to get better about just doing, because then I can get more done.

    Enjoy your day!

  4. I love to sleep in. I always have. I really wish I didn’t, though!

    My “day off” philosophy is to relax and enjoy the day, whatever it may bring.

  5. I’m finding there’s not enough hours in the day. I have so many things I enjoy doing. I agree, sleeping seems to be such a waste of time. Today is a “free day” for me, too, so I intend to read and relax.

  6. Being retired is like always having a day off! There is never a day without a “to do” list. I’m learning to shove the list in a drawer and walk away and just enjoy the moment, which is difficult for my type A personality, but I’m working on it!

  7. I’m with you! My husband would sleep 12 hrs. a day on the weekend if I let him, but I say life’s too short to be wasting daylight like that!

  8. Linda, I love your blog. It’s such a warm and friendly place to spend some time. The picture in your profile drew me here. You nestling that beautiful baby. What a treat to read all about her in your post. Congratulations on your first grandchild! I can only imagine how wonderful that would feel!

    Your day off sounds perfect. Time spent at home, alone, pursuing whatever moves me. I wish I was an early riser, but it seems to be a fight against nature for me.

  9. If I got a day off (no kids or husband home and not my night/day at parents’), I’d do something productive with writing – probably manuscript revisions – and definitely take a big fat nap!

  10. It is always amazing how I stumble across new blogs… there was another blog, then something about memoir, an award, then I saw the name of your blog and figured you must have also loved The Velvet Room. I read your first post and was right! I loved that book and now have my own copy and have passed it on to nieces and students. I enjoyed the warmness of your blog. I too love memoir and also live in the state of Washington. I will back again to visit and see what life has to hold in your Own Velvet Room! Oh… and a day to myself usually involves an extra cup of coffee, a walk through the garden, and writing.

  11. What a lovely blob you have here, very calming and cozy :)….. wandered through the door via IEGs beautiful place…. got me cuppa tea and gonna sit and have a little scroll back and read…


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