That left me with a day off in the middle of the week last week.
And on top of that, I woke up to snow and it was cold. (Not as much snow as the photo, it's not thaaaatttt wintery yet)
I had grand plans to get lots done. We're talking ALL.THE.THINGS. kind of productive.
But, uh, I did none of the things.
Instead, I finished the season of Rizzoli & Isles.
Met M for an unhurried lunch during which he let me blather on about certain problems that I tend to always circle back to, and he continued to remind me that I have the power to affect positive change.
Seriously ladies, find a guy who believes in you and when you think you can't, he knows you can.
But, this post is about lazy days, not boys.
After lunch, I thought I might pick up a few things since I was already in town and our road is under major construction so it's a pain to make multiple trips.
I hardly ever shop anymore just to browse and see what grabs my attention. But it was kind of fun to just look around, with no list of supplies to find, no beating the rain or sunset for projects, and not being at the hardware store.
What did I buy?
+ New shampoo. Organix is my favorite these days.
+ A book. I only just started reading the Hunger Games. Don't judge.
+ Five chick flicks. Yeah, I said that. Five. For $15.
But then I got bored of shopping and tired of navigating the kinds of people who seem hell bent on always being in your way and not caring that they almost ran right into you.
I came home to watch Morning Glory (one of my very favorite movies and not even one of the 5 I bought at the store) and I watched Letters to Juliet as I wrote this post.
With as much work I need to get done at the office, around the house, the garden, chickens, the rink, blogging, running, I feel a teeny twinge of guilt that I did none of it.
And yet, a lazy, chick flick filled day, was just what I needed. It also made me think of Erika and her love of chick flicks. I'll turn around and watch something about spies and war histories, so you know, my interests are diverse.
The last few weeks have been more exhausting than most and I've been waking up every morning already exhausted. Weekends are usually full of projects and work with M so they aren't especially relaxing either.
Sometimes, a girl just needs a break.
When no one is needing you to do six million things, you aren't constantly being interrupted, people aren't making you want to scream but you have to maintain your game face. Heck, I only put on pants to go to lunch and came right back home and put my pjs back on.
So maybe I didn't check much off the to-do list, but I got the rest I needed to reboot and get back at it refreshed and energized.
Things aren't getting any less nutty, so a free day should be on the to-do list every now and again.
What would you do with a free day?
AND! While you're thinking about a free day, you still have time to enter this fun giveaway from my pal Kate and company!