“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”  ~J. Lubbock


Every time Friday rolls around I have this immediate sense of relaxation.  My whole body just goes “ahhhhh.” 

Seriously.  Every Friday.  Without fail.  The week blurs by and suddenly, it’s Friday again.  And I’m doing my Friday Happy Dance.  No, I won’t demonstrate it for you now.  But thanks for asking.  Some things are private, you know.  Sheesh.

Maybe it’s corny, but I always look so forward to spending time with my hubby and kids on the weekends.  Sleeping in.  NO homework.  No rushing.  Just hanging.  A bike ride.  Acting silly.  Cooking out.  The good stuff of life.

Recently we’ve enjoyed having quite a few visits from folks on the weekends.  I’m digging this hospitality thing!  We never had many visitors in Iowa.  Hmmm.   Now we live in a “cool” place and they’re coming in droves! 

Last week, we had my precious friend Kathy (of the annual February mental health retreat fame  Spring is Coming?? ) and her family.  It was so much fun.  Of course it always seems like there isn’t enough time!  Love you, Kath!

This past weekend we went to visit my sis-in-law Paula and had a blast.  Boy we were really packing in the fun stuff.  Went to a zoo, a pumpkin festival, the Halloween costume store… and that was all on Saturday!  Aunt Paula is the “fun” aunt.  Every family should have one…the cool, single aunt who dotes on her nieces and nephews.   She is also Zoey’s “mom”…Jiffy’s cousin, who has visited with us here before.  But I digress. (shocker) We laughed.  We ate.  We had fun.

My point is that weekends were designed to RELAX.  I know this is a foreign concept for many, my hubby included, as it is difficult to truly relax and let go of the all the “stuff” that weighs on you on a daily basis.   I realize that relaxation is different things to different people.  But for us it’s spending time with people we love and not thinking about the “other stuff”.   Everybody needs time to regroup.  Try it sometime.  Your body will thank you and then you can come up with your OWN Friday Happy Dance. 




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2 responses to “Weekends

  1. Toni

    I love the quote–I "rested" today (read: took a 3 hour nap right after I woke up from a good night\’s sleep) and tend to believe that I am not being at all idle.
    I think I know exactly what your Friday happy dance looks like. I do it from time to time–ever seen Beyonce dance? That\’s not at all what I look like.
    I had to laugh because your weekends sound a lot like mine–bike rides and family time. Love it. Have a great week! ~Toni

  2. Jim

    I have a Friday dance.  Best not to show it in public.  It is scary.  REALLY scary. I don\’t get to relax as much as I would like.  It is not as easy somethings and many would lead one to believe and I am not very good at it.  Sounds like you had a very fun filled weekend. I am glad someone is having fun over the weekends.

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