There’s been a whole lot of rain, rain, rain here. (And nothing but rain in the forecast. It’s looking very green and lush outside.) I didn’t mind having a very rainy weekend because I had so many indoor projects to work on. Yesterday I spent the day texturing the walls in Bracken’s room to get it ready to paint. I kept going until I ran out of the stuff to texture it with. We’ll get more tomorrow when the hardware store is open again, but for today I gave my body a kindness by giving it a day off from that texturing business. (I’ve got blisters on my hands and sore muscles, my body has surely been appreciating a day off before I’m back at it.)
Today we were cozy in pajamas, and the boy and I sat side by side while we listened to audiobooks together. I tied buttons on cards for orders and he drew pictures. We played games too. Jeff got some work done in his shop at a more relaxed pace than a weekday, and squeezed in a nap. Firewood was brought in, laundry was folded, meals were made, and dishes were washed. Jeff and I certainly got plenty of things done, but it felt like a slower and quieter day than our usual schedule of work, homeschool, errands, and activities. It felt so good to have a lazy day, in fact it was the laziest one we’ve had in as long as I can remember. We ended it with a movie, and now it’s time to start winding things down for bedtime.
It made me realize how much we need the more mellow days from time to time to balance out all the busy ones. I feel much more refreshed and ready to start my week after a bit of downtime. I hope you got some downtime over the weekend too, friends, or at least have some to look forward to in the near future!