The Perfect Day
I’ve been looking forward to this long weekend – I’ll be busy Saturday and Sunday, but on Monday (Labor Day) I’m taking the day off. Because it’s my birthday.
When I’m looking forward to a day off, I sometimes find myself overly stressed about how to make it a “perfect day.” Sounds dumb – does anyone else do this?
I’m not sure how I’ll make Monday the Perfect Day. Right now, I’m thinking I might sleep in until… maybe 7am. I know, living it up, right? Then I’ll sit outside on my deck for at least an hour, maybe two, drinking coffee and reading. Perhaps after that I’ll go for a hike with my family – not too long, maybe about two hours, just enough to feel like I got some exercise. Then we’ll come home, get into comfy clothes… and hang around the house all day, watching movies, playing games, and avoiding the computer at all costs. Not very spectacular, I know. The main thing is, in my fantasy Perfect Day, I don’t have to prepare any meals for anyone, or do any laundry, or wash any dishes… ah, bliss.
(Of course, if we could veer into the realm of fantasy for a moment, I’d have a cake delivered from Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, a.k.a. Buddy the Cake Boss. Now that would be bliss.)
I’m going to try very hard to spend Monday enjoying the small pleasures. And birthday cake.
If you could create a Perfect Day this Monday, what would it look like?
P.S. No blog post on Monday! Have a good holiday weekend.