Still With A Hint Of Sparkle

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.


About lsanderford

Hello everyone! My name is Noelle. I'm a writer and a teacher. I created this blog as a place to grow in my writing get feedback from other people. I live with my husband and three dogs (they're all really cute). I hope you enjoy reading what I write and I look forward to reading your comments :). Thanks for reading!
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4 Responses to Still With A Hint Of Sparkle

  1. Dave says:

    Amazing just how many people associate ‘perfect day off’ with ‘no obligations’, isn’t it? Guess it’s harder to relax and enjoy your day off when you have a massive to-do list.


  2. Linda says:


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