Monday, March 24, 2014

solsc: middle of the day 24/31



March Slice of Life Story Challenge
hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join us for a month of writing!


The start of my spring break has been just perfect.  With this loooong winter and so many changes happening in my district, this break was much needed.  I've had this longing for stress-free living.

Sunday afternoon as the girls napped (yeah!), I actually lounged on the couch under a blanket sipping hot chocolate in the middle of the day.

I wondered aloud, "When was the last time I just sat and relaxed in the middle of the day?"  

I held my breath because I said this out loud with my husband in the room, waiting for a suggestion of how I could productively use my time. There are always things to do around the house or for the girls or for school or for me, especially on a Sunday before the week begins again.

"Probably four years ago before the girls were born," he replied.  "Or last week when you took a nap with them."

I let out a sigh.  I gave him a "you're right" kind of look and said, "I meant awake."

Then I sat on the couch in the middle of the day and thought in quiet.  And I enjoyed doing nothing.


11 comments:

  1. It's so important to reboot like this! Hope you find many more quiet moments on your break!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is so important to take care of ourselves so we can better take care of others. As a retired teacher now, I often wonder how I did it all. But you do, and you will. Enjoy every moment of it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sometimes doing nothing is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Glad you had the opportunity to do it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's wonderful to lounge sipping hot chocolate, but the sad part is this is spring! We shouldn't need a blanket or hot drink. I hope the rest of your break is filled with warmer moments like this. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. You described a perfect way of being. The fact that it happens seldom makes it special.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Such a nice feeling. It makes me happy just reading it! Enjoy these moments during your break. We are on spring break as well. I am gearing up for a busy spring term and really looking forward to summer break this year in particular in order to catch my breath a little.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hope you get more moments like this, Michelle!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sounds wonderful! I hope you find more of these middle-of-the-day retreats during your spring break this week!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Doing nothing. Beautiful words.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That sounds like heaven. I'm so glad that you took the time to relax for a bit. You deserve every still moment you can get.

    ReplyDelete
  11. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Doing nothing, thinking about nothing, enjoying. Love ya, Mom

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.