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DOWNTIME
There might have been an invitation to something that was sidestepped.

There might have been the idea of getting things done somewhere in the back of your mind.

There is, for certain, a list, more likely plural, lying somewhere with patience or, perhaps, resignation.

But there is something more, something which overwhelms and smothers all other considerations: 3 free days.

No obligations
No plans
No one else's needs
No commitments

...and no desire to do anything but revel in the peace and quiet and the unassailable joy of doing nothing but what you feel like doing, in each moment as it arises.
 mellow
mood: mellow
music: Gemma Hayes—Two Step


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Hip Hip Hurray.

It does sound nice, doesn't it?

(Anonymous)
has hell frozen over?

where is Liz? what have you done with her?

but seriously?? LOVE this-- you DESERVE this!!

~bp

Re: has hell frozen over?

Har. Entire family gone on scout trip, and the house is already (relatively) clean. I have no projects I'm in the middle of (for a wonder) and the only thing on my agenda is reading (plus 1 choir concert Sunday morning). Go me!

A few weeks back, I was chatting with a small group of people about what we were going to do on an upcoming long week-end. One of the people said, "My family is going camping; I have the house to myself."

A 20-something guy in the group said, "Way to be ambitious with your fun." I replied, "You don't understand. As a mom, when you find you have absolutely no responsibilities for a day or two, that's like being given your weight in gold."

Enjoy your golden opportunity!

It's true! Though it's weird, now that I'm in the middle of it, I have to say, I'm a bit bored. How odd.

Edited at 2008-06-07 06:57 pm (UTC)

How lovely! Enjoy every second -- that's an order.

Yes ma'am! I'm working on it!! :D

Björn and I have given each other permission to do as much or as little of absolutely anything that presents itself just now. We do (or don't do) things as we feel comforted by them. We answer the ringing phone only if the person is someone we want to talk with. We do the dishes when we want to. We sleep when we feel like it.

It's remarkable how truly comforting all of that can be and I wonder why we don't behave this way all the time.

:) I think we all need these kinds of downtime or else we snap. But I wouldn't be able to live this way always. I would feel like things didn't get done or done in time.

I would say that Björn and I have a better possibility to live this way all the time than you due to our differing households. You have two kids who have activities which must be seen to as well as the need for a well-ordered family life.

Other than my job and a couple of other "musts" in our lives, we can leave things undone until we "feel like it".

On the other hand, I think often of you when I'm tempted to procrastinate doing something that really should be taken care of right away. I doubt that that particular aspect of your personality will ever disappear. Your Indian name could be Gets Things Done.

That's a much better Indian name that Little White Dove, who I always thought was a bit of a dolt, her and that Running Bear.

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