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I love Thursdays. I know, it's an odd day of the week to love. None of the excitement of Friday, the opportunity of Saturday or relaxation of Sunday. But, it is still my favorite day of the week. All the weekly chores are done- the mountain of laundry, the grocery shopping. It's one of the two days a week Anna has preschool. If I'm lucky, like today, I start the morning with a clean house and no obligations. I am free to do whatever I like. Well, about as free as I get. I still have to change diapers, make sure everyone is fed, and put small people down for naps. But, I should be able to get at least an hour all to myself. A very sacred hour where I could do almost anything- sew, knit, watch something not animated, meditate, bake my favorite cookies, just be me for a little while independent of everyone else.

Today I'm baking bread, watching Storage Wars and maybe sewing a little. And while I will be enjoying the time alone relaxing, it's never really just for me. The fresh baked bread, while one of my favorite things on earth, is being made for dinner tonight for everyone. I'll be knitting while watching TV- new bibs for Samuel. If I do get the chance to sew, I'll be working on the quilts I am making for the girls. That's the thing about being a mom- there really is no such thing as time off. Still, I am determined to enjoy my Thursday doing things I need to do but actually like doing.


Ravyn said…
Yea for homemade bread.

What's wrong with animated shows?
Misty said…
I get what you're saying. I actually work out a day every once in a blue moon when I have a day-off. My husband takes the kids and I go hang out at my mom's house or go to the movies. It's divine. Just to be fair, my husband gets to do it every once in a while too.
veryterry said…
ah...motherhood. This morning I shut myself in the pantry and sat on a bucket of flour in front of the door to eat my granola. It's very quiet in there and surprisingly meditative surrounded by sewing stuff. I may have to do that again sometime. Hope you are having a great Friday!
balloongal said…
I hear you. As a fellow mom, when I get time to myself, I will often work on things I want to do that are still beneficial for my family. But I like the idea of getting to choose what to do instead of what I have to do.

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