Sunday Funday

For those of you within a certain age range, roughly the 23-35 crowd, many of you may have heard the term “Sunday Funday.” This term is most frequently used on Sunday’s during the summer or exceptionally warm weather. Sunday’s become a day to take your car out for a drive, get your toes wet walking the beach, day drinking, tanning, and general fun that normally includes drinking, eating, and hanging out with your crew.

I used to look forward to Sunday Fundays. They were Sundays spent at food festivals, weekend getaways, or laying out at my in-laws house by their pool. Recently however, Sunday has taken on a new meaning. My husband and I have started to try and hold on to our Sunday’s, keeping them for ourselves or time spent with our families.

When you reach a certain point in your life, you find yourself being asked to kid’s birthday parties, game nights, weddings, Christenings, and attempting to meet with friends you are close to, but don’t get to see during the work week.

Jacob and I are truly blessed to have such a large and supportive network of people around us, the only bad thing is that we seem to constantly being asked to go somewhere or do something. It is extremely flattering to be asked to such events, but sometimes it seems like the weekend is just as busy as a 40 hour work week. It is a very rare occasion where there is nothing jotted down on our calendar for us to do.

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If you can believe it, this is a pretty slow month for us!

I used to wonder why I would get to work on Monday more tired than how I left on Friday, but I began to realize that I had not been given 3 hours of just sitting down and resting. (And yes, many of you can say “Just learn to say no!” but sometimes that really isn’t possible. How can you say no to a child’s 3rd birthday, or your cousin’s wedding, or a gathering with friends you only see once every 4 months?!?)

I know that most people don’t like to be “bored” and there is the stigma of being lazy when you can be enjoying the outdoors and being physically active, but sometimes, you just need to do NOTHING.

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Stella is an expert at doing nothing – all day, everyday

So that is what we did. Today Jacob and I participated in a “Sunday Funday” that was centered around staying home. We still did things, but we did things we wanted to do around our house. I personally like to clean my house on the weekend; I hate attempting to balancing keeping the house clean during the week as well as cooking, working, attempting to work and and spending time with Stella and Jacob.

Laundry that has been clean since Thursday and waiting to be put away
Laundry that has been clean since Thursday and waiting to be put away

I actually enjoyed being able to make the bed, put away clean laundry that has been hanging around for a few days, and read a book! It really feels like a true day of rest for me and Jacob. Yes, I am pretty sure Jacob may have hit a boredom threshold, but for us, that is a rarity, and I think a little boredom can do a body good.

I don't think Jacob realized I was taking a picture of him and Stella watching TV.
I don’t think Jacob realized I was taking a picture of him and Stella watching TV.

I am not sure when another Sunday like this will present itself, so I am going to relish it! And not only was I able to make my bed, scrub the floors, and put away laundry, I was even able to label our personal files!!! I was super excited to be gifted a label maker recently, and immediately took myself to Target to buy labels in order to correctly label all of our important document folders.

I would have started labeling my holiday containers, but that required going through large boxes in the heat - it is going to have to wait for another day.
I would have started labeling my holiday containers, but that required going through large boxes in the heat – it is going to have to wait for another day.

So as this Sunday comes to an end, I just wanted to share with all of you, that sometimes you don’t need to fill your life up, minute by minute accounted for and planned. Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself, is to let yourself get bored, lock yourself away in your house and don’t answer calls or texts. BE SELFISH on Sunday and REST! Do it however you want, but give yourself at least 1 day a month to just relish this moment.

I can say with confidence I am going to work tomorrow much more relaxed and ready than I feel I have since I went on vacation a month ago! I hope you are all able to start this week recharged and ready to face its challenges!

 

Until Next Time,

M. Sanez
Pocket Owl Press

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