A Day of Rest.

I’ve been in pajamas all day except for the 45 minutes that I went to the track to time myself running a 5K. Talk about a nice day. I read the paper. I read magazines. I listened to some sermons online. I ate. I read a book a friend wrote. I visited with Mom and Dad who came over for a bit. It was a darn good day right up until the guy who claims to love me kicked my butt in our first ever game of Words With Friends. How rude.

Actually, he was really cute about. I immediately started a new game against him so I could redeem myself and continue the smack talk that is new between us. We are awfully sweet to one another. It’s kind of fun, for both of us I think, when the sass comes out. By playing with me and dishing out as good as he got, he gave me the one thing that had been missing from my day – a deep belly laugh.

Days like this are rare. I’m not home for an entire day very often. I don’t laze about much. I usually feel the need to be out and doing and making the most of my time, but this week I read a bit about the concept of margin in a life – building space to slow down. I think that means different things for different people. For me, it means scheduling less and not being in a hurry to get from one place to the next, from one project to the next. I haven’t been playing Words With Friends for months. I haven’t had time. But I’ve been trying to slow down even before I read this bit about margin. I’m making progress. I got a lot done today, but none of it was frenzied. I relaxed long enough to play an entire game of Words With Friends. And shocker of all shockers, I’ve even been watching live, non-DVRed television this evening. I don’t remember the last time I slowed down long enough to watch a commercial.

It’s been lovely. I like pajama days. I like resting, taking in good words, and laughing with people I love. Speaking of people I love, if you’ll excuse me, I need to play another word against the boy in Game 2 of our relationship. I’d say I have a score to settle, but I don’t really. I’m just enjoying getting to play the game.

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