Alternate title: The afternoon I wish I had every week
Ah, Sundays. They’re always so full of promise. The last day before we go back to the grind, and, as the good Lord says, they’re meant to be a day of rest. I’ve had my fair share of lazy Sundays after church, but here lately, I haven’t had too many. There’s always something I need to clean, an errand I need to run, a project I need to tackle. That’s all well and good, but this post is all about achieving rest on Sundays.
Step One: Get all of your ducks in a row the week prior. Make grocery lists, get supplies for any projects and shake all your stress out before the weekend hits. Note: this is something I hardly EVER do. I tend to throw my grocery list together on Sunday, and the later it gets, the more I hate getting out of the house. By getting things together a few days early, I can give myself more unplanned time on Sundays.
Step Two: Pray for rain. Nobody wants to stay inside on a pretty day. If the weather is good, pray you have a cold or something like that.
Step Three: Stake out your spot on the couch. One thing I’m VERY excited about for our new house is that we’ll have TWO living room couches. Adam, I’ve loved splitting a couch with you over the years, but I ain’t gonna lie – I’m pretty pumped about having my own sofa space soon.
Step Four: Throw a bunch of tasty things in a crock pot. Since our crock pot is out of commission for a few more weeks (packed up in storage until we move), I had to settle for a hearty shepherd’s pie today. Too much work. What’s awesome is chili or something that ends with shredded chicken and other delicious flavors. All while you’re on the couch. Breathing in the goodness. Now, that’s afternoon delight.
Step Five: Throw that to-do list you had out the window. If you didn’t get it done on Saturday, it’s probably OK to save it for a weeknight or next Saturday. This is something I rarely am able to do. If laundry isn’t running and I haven’t bleached something, I just don’t feel right. But, I think it’s important to have a lazy Sunday every now and then, so I’m hoping I can achieve the elusive step five sometime soon.
Step Six: Kick back. Relax. And stop stressing! It’s Sunday, and yes, you have to go back to work tomorrow, but why wish the day away when you’ve got it?!
Now, where’s that rain…?