A typical snow day in our house typically involves homemade cinnamon rolls or waffles when our daughter wakes up. As I watch the delays and cancellations scroll, I work on erasing items on my "honey-do-list", since I was gifted with extra time at home. The remainder of the day is spent reading, watching movies, or playing cards and games. NOT today!
For the first time, I went back to bed. Our daughter was shocked, "Mom, You NEVER go back to sleep, you okay?" with a chuckle in her voice. I slept until 11:45 a.m. Oh my! In the words of the matriarchs of my family, "I must have needed it." Yesterday was exhausting. I knew it took a toll on me but I hadn't realized how deep and draining it was. So today, I rested.
Once awake, we accepted an invitation for lunch and supper at my parents. It was a fun and chillaxin' afternoon and evening. Nothing was crossed off any of the lists. New lists were not created. Instead of hustling and bustling to seize this unexpected time...I just went with the flow and enjoyed time with my husband, daughter, and parents. There is something to be said about an unexpected gift of time, versus those we know are coming.
There was a time when the idea of not getting things done or accomplishing anything would have stressed me out but today, I recognize there was a lot done. Things far more important than the honey-do-lists. I slept long and hard, waking up refreshed. We spent quality time with my parents (a priceless gift in itself) watching movies and enjoying two meals together. As the evening draws to a close, I'm not exhausted from working all day. Instead, I'm rested and refreshed.
"So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
When gifted with a "snow day", what do you do?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323