Take it easy

It’s vacation week, people. I’ve been trying really hard not to come up with a big to-do list for this week. (I can hear Matt scoffing as he reads this).

I’m not good at sitting and relaxing. Honestly, I find I relax the most when I DIY. Gardening, painting, working around the farm empties my mind usually.

However, I’ve been trying to set different types of goals for this week:

  • Spend a lazy morning on the couch with a blanket, hot chocolate and a pointless action movie (my favourite kind of movie)
  • Check if I can still turn a cartwheel (Matt’s scoffing again)
  • Go for a few long walks with Matt, Baxter and our off-leash hiking group

Of course, there will be other activities. The gardens are all weedy. The cold water tap in my shower is so stiff that it barely turns–and Matt’s brother and sister-in-law are coming to visit at the end of the week, and part of being hospitable involves not asking your guests to shower in scalding hot water. I might finally put a gate on the vegetable garden.

But who knows. Maybe all of the books I’ve ordered from the library will come in, Ralph and I will hang out in the hammock, and our guests will have to double fist it when they turn on the water.

We’ll see what happens. For now, I’m trying to make like the Eagles and take it easy.

What’s your plan for the week? How do you like to spend your vacation?

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6 thoughts on “Take it easy

  1. If I spend my vacation at home, which is common, I almost always have a long list of things to catch up! In fact, I have a long weekend coming up in 2 weeks and we already have a list made! But I do usually sleep in, and do some fun things too!

    This week I have nothing out of the ordinary planned, just the normal list of chores to keep up with!

  2. I can get stuck into either. Either I start relaxing and can’t stop, or I start working on projects and can’t stop! My saying is a body in motion stays in motion; a body at rest stays at rest. Sometimes I use that saying to try and crank myself from one state to the other!
    Enjoy your vacation, no matter what you do! 🙂

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