In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sparkling or Still.”
I enjoy a day off that is somewhere between active and completely relaxed. My average day is packed from top to bottom, so on a day off I feel squished between wanting to squeeze in every activity I like to do and savoring the relaxing activity of absolutely nothing.
On a perfect day off, with no obligations, I would spend the first half of the day doing as many of the things that I like to do as possible. I would get up early and eat a nice from-scratch breakfast rather than the usual Hot Pocket. Then I would go on a run with the dogs. *I’m working on getting a mile each for Bruno and Bean and two miles for Lil since she’s a crazy-pants 😛 *
After the run, I might check all the plants in the garden, pull any vegetables that are ready, pull the weeks, and water them. Days off are good for working on the things I would like to improve or spending time outside.
I think I would then choose one or more of the following: shopping, doodling, painting, writing, reading, eating out, cooking/baking or napping… there’s really too many things to choose from. I like to rotate them on Saturday’s so that each one gets a turn.
While I enjoy going on trips and doing exciting things, like para-sailing or riding horses, I feel like I still need a day to recharge after doing activity after exciting activity because I feel tired after being out all day. So, then I would need two days off :). Or… three days off, that would be even better haha.
So, long story short, I believe in a day off that is still with a little hint of sparkle to liven things up.