For the first time in who knows how long, this is what my weekend looked like:

  • Pajamas
  • Knitting
  • Television (Once Upon A Time, Castle, Desperate Housewives)
  • Anne
  • Ty
  • Mike
  • Couch
  • Bed
  • Blankets
  • Naps
  • Late Nights
  • Hugs
  • Kisses
  • Feet up
  • No cooking (leftovers!)

In other words, AMAZING! I had no reason to leave the house on Saturday, and the same was true for Sunday after church and lunch. It was wonderful. It was needed. There’s nothing like complete down time with family to refresh and renew my body, mind, heart and spirit. I loved every minute of it.

When I can actually sit and relax and not worry about a to do list, or looking for something to do because I am restless, I know that the time has come for me to take advantage of the down time.

So that is exactly what I did this weekend.

We watched entirely too much TV. And I am okay with it. It’s not something we do all the time and I don’t think two days of complete vegging out in front of the television will rot our brains.

We didn’t eat overly healthy meals. And I am okay with it. It’s not something we do all the time and I don’t think two days with very few vegetables will kill us.

We did enjoy time together as a family. And I am great with that. Because family is important, and being able to just hang out together is a gift.

In this day and age, schedules are always full, families are often running in different directions, and down-time seems to be a rare commodity. When you get the chance to lay low with your family, take it. I promise you won’t regret it.

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