I’ve always wondered about the idea of a “lazy Saturday.” See, when I was a kid, people didn’t have very many “lazy” weekend days at all. Saturdays were for catching up on work. They did things like yard work, housework, or projects. Moms would take the kids out to buy new shoes while dad washed the car or changed the oil. Everyone worked hard so that they could spend the late afternoon and evening grilling in the evenings or going to a drive-in or to play miniature golf.
It occurred to me, however, that I have a unique chance that many people don’t get. You see, my husband has Fridays off too. We could have a busy Friday–doing the shopping, the yard clean up, scrub the stove and the bathtub, water the trees, run the errands. In other words, we could do the work that everyone used to cram into the early half of Saturdays. Then, we’d have Saturday for a “lazy Saturday.”
I’m trying it this week… Yesterday I really did do a lot of work, not as much as I had planned, but things I’ve put off for a while. I’d tell you about the decluttering, the scrubbing, the SHOPPING–the works. But I’m not going to. That’s not what this is about. This is about Saturday–lazy Saturday. So, today I’m going to deliberate laziness.
Is that an oxymoron?
I’m trying three things:
- I’m going to take a ride on my new bike. It might not be far, but I’m going to do it.
- I’m going to get some kind of decadent dessert (can’t let any burned calories get away from me!) and a magazine (I don’t usually buy those), and curl up with it. Going to read every page, enjoy every picture, and not get up to try a new idea once.
- I’m going to color. I love it. It’s relaxing. Ergo, I color.
I am curious to know if I’ll enjoy it even more because I worked so hard yesterday. What do you think? What are you going to do this lovely lazy day?