Lazy Saturday

Much as I admire Andy Samberg (and I do), my idea of a lazy weekend day is somewhat different than the one he and Chris Parnell imagined in this video. This may, perhaps, be due to the fact that there is very little time for a lazy anything in my world at the moment (the lack of posting of late on this, my beloved blog, attests to that). When it does happen, it’s always on Saturday mornings.

On Saturdays, no one in my little family needs to be anywhere until a swimming lesson at the Y calls at 11:30. It is the only day of the week in which all three of us can just lounge around for hours. And since I gave birth to the earliest of early risers, I do mean that we have hours.

This morning, after a long family snuggle, we made pancakes. You can choose your own adventure in terms of berries, syrup, and even type of pancake (regular or almond flour) in our house. Personally, I go the almond flour ones heaped with every available topping. Then we lounged on the couch, drank copious amounts of tea, and generally relaxed together.

Should I have been working this whole time? Is there not school work, freelance work, and just plain old work work to be done? Alas, yes. But for once, I didn’t do any of it. These few precious hours of downtime were sorely needed, by all of us, I think.

All good things must come to an end, though, and this glorious morning has. My kiddo is off at swimming class (dreams of being an Olympic platform diver aren’t achieved without hard work, after all), my husband with her. And I’m about to start working right…about…

Now.

Writen by Cynthia

2 thoughts on “Lazy Saturday

  1. Cynthia,
    I also am having a lazy Saturday! We slept in until 7 (yes, the little one has been waking up at 5!!) After a bit of breakfast, I politely kicked my family out of the house to just…sit. I did a little vacuuming, a little reading, and a lot of staring out the window. It’s a beautiful day, and I also have quite a pile of grad school work to attend to, but it felt luxurious to be still for a while. Now I’m going to hold off on work a little longer and meet up with the fam for a hike. Glad you had a lazy day. While it would be fun to eat cupcakes and watch a movie with you, I’m not sure Narnia would be it. You?
    -Joanna

    1. Being still is a luxury indeeed–and a rare one. I’m glad you got some time (even if just a little bit of it) to relax. I’d love to eat cupcakes and watch a movie with you, too. And while I liked the first Narnia movie (didn’t see the rest), I’d be more into a Jane Austen flick…or something like the Avengers!

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