How to do Nothing
|December 21, 2010||Posted by Carrie under "me" movement, family|
We needed a day of Nothing. That’s what we did yesterday. Let me back up a little bit… we had a busy weekend.
Friday was the last day of school for the kids and Mr. Math Teacher for the year. We planned a trip to Disneyland with some friends after school to see the World of Color show. We pre-ordered a picnic dinner that gives you priority seating to the show.
Enter the rain. We decided to go anyway. The drive that usually takes 45 minutes took about an hour and a half in the light rain. Thankfully, the 4 kids in the car had each other to entertain themselves. We managed to stay slightly dry until the show itself.
The show was great. When it ended, we all looked down and saw how drenched we were.
We were glad we went, but I don’t think you’ll see us back at Disneyland in the rain. We were actually hoping to go one more time before Christmas and our black-out dates start, but since the rain won’t let up, that might not happen.
We spent the day Saturday getting ready for our annual Hanukkah Open House party. Cleaning, organizing, etc. Sunday was the party. I cooked up almost 20 pounds of potatoes into latkes and we hosted seemingly a gazillion people at the house. On top of that, my oven decided to freak out about 1/2 hour before guests arrived and we had to mess around with shutting power down to the house right before people came. The kids had a great time at the party, there were lots of Nerf gun wars and I think the girls were doing makeovers. Football was on the tv and there was tons of food. The mimosas went really quickly.
Enter Monday. We were all tired. So, here’s how we took the day off:
- Stay in our pj’s all day. Love it!
- Have leftovers for dinner – we made a salad of leftovers from the appetizers and quesadillas from the leftover cheese tray for dinner.
- Keep the fire in the fireplace going all day – it’s just relaxing to watch
- Watch tv – I think we caught up on 3 episodes of Survivor (we just have to watch the finale now)
- Do a puzzle with the kids – a pretty easy, 1 day project
- Go to bed early
I took the day off from exercise, but did do a good job of food choices. And I drank tons of water and lots of hot tea. It all just felt good.
It was a nice day. So, I did do 2 loads of laundry and put away the Hanukkah decorations, but that was the most productive I was. I noticed this morning that I forgot to turn on my dishwasher, that’s how much my brain turned off.
Today’s agenda includes cleaning out toys and then dinner with some friends. Another mostly home day – that and waiting for the oven repair guy.
Check this out – I have a guest post up on the Me Movement Blog. It’s all about excuses.
When was the last time you had a pj day? Isn’t it fantastic?