The Blessing of Being Lazy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe have had a lazy weekend at home and it’s been great!  It is exactly what we have needed so it is our true blessing of being lazy.

For the past few weeks, we have all been fighting coughs, headaches and sinus drainage.  Not at all fun.  It seems to be taking forever to get over this crud.  Lazy time is great and just the ticket.

Friday night we vegged out after getting Ian from school, Saturday we watched some Christmas movies, did a little bit of work around the house, read our library books, Ian played a lot, and we ate dinner from the crock pot.  The pork chops cooked for about 6 hours, and we also had green beans and mashed potatoes. Delicious.

Today was church and then lunch at home, and another lazy afternoon of more Christmas movies, preparing lists, and deciding on info for the Christmas card, and more reading.  And, some time for exercise and a nap on the couch.

I have to say that this will be the only weekend this month devoted to laziness and being at home.  The rest of the time we will be busy with activities and spending time with family and friends.  I have loved each minute of our laziness.

Tomorrow is back to school and work and our normal routine.  And we have a cub scout outing tomorrow night.  We are ready and rested and for that I am truly thankful and blessed!

Today I am thankful for:

  • Hugs and lots of cuddles
  • Praying before a meal with my guys
  • Spending Saturday in our pajamas
  • Making lists and checking them twice
  • Cooking breakfast and watching our favorite shows on a lazy Saturday morning
  • Working on our Christmas card
  • Christmas movies
  • Popcorn and hot chocolate
  • Christmas music at church
  • Lighting another candle on the advent wreath
  • Christmas tree lights
  • Peppermint sticks
  • Naps on the couch
  • Warm blankets
  • Plenty of drinks

I wonder if I will have time to rest as this busy month continues?  I hope we can but doubt there will be much time as there has been this weekend.

Happy New Year 2014!

champagne.glassesHi and Happy 1st day of 2014!  It is still hard for me to believe that it is January 1, 2014.

How has your day been?  Mine has been lazy and spent with my two favorite guys — my hubby and son. We haven’t done much at all today and that has been exactly what I wanted for today.

As I posted earlier on Facebook, it has been true bliss.  And, for that I am truly thankful!

We did watch the entire Rose Parade live from Pasadena, California, commercial free on HGTV.   I have loved this 125-year old parade for years.  It is the one parade that continues to keep many marching bands and include amazing floats.  Once again it was fun and done very well.

As we were watching this, I made our lunch — mac ‘n cheese, green beans, and sloppy joes made with ground chicken.  It was yummy and filling food.

After that ended, we watched an episode of The Pioneer Woman.  She is one of our favorite chefs on television.  I like how down to earth she is and easy her recipes.  I don’t feel intimidated to try them like with some others.

Then there was an old episode of Starsky and Hutch that my hubby and I watched.  It was from 1975.  It was fun to see the old telephones, typewriters, and cars.  We like to watch these old shows on occasion.

Along with the TV watching has been looking at library books and computer time for me, playing with his new toys for Ian, and various projects, computer time, and fun for Kirk. All in all we are enjoying our super lazy day while still in our pjs.  Not many days like that of the year so we enjoy them while we can.  The fact that we all are well today is a blessing and the cherry on the sundae.

When I decided to write a blog today, I was at first thinking of being philosophical but then thought it would be fun to share about our low-key fun day at home.  Sometimes in life just enjoying the moment is the best thing to do.  You know what I mean?

Tonight we will have leftovers for dinner.  I recently made a homemade chicken pot pie that we still have some of.  That with salad will be great! Beyond that, I don’t know what our evening will bring but I do look forward to more time of taking it easy.

A friend of mine on Facebook said that instead of resolutions she asked that we pick one word to be at the forefront and define 2014.  Her choice was prayer, which is a great one.  Mine was possibilities.  I love all that the coming year has in store for us.  Don’t you?

Here is a quote that sums up today and this year very well.  It is from Brad Paisley.  “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”  This inspires me in a lot of ways — both just personally and as a writer.

I hope to do exactly what he is saying and make memories and writings each day!