Sabbathing even when you didn’t mean to

Boring post today because all I do is eat, whine about feeling crummy and sleep. I am clearly NOT blog-worthy but I said I’d actually do this National Blog Posting Month thing this year all the way through November and that means a lot of extra lame posts. Sorry in advance.

Usually we make it a point to do nothing on Sundays after church and lunch with friends.  We feel that we are called to take a day of rest for a reason and that it increases our productivity during the rest of the week to be recharged and rested.  Sometimes I still get things done during my Sabbath but it is usually something that inspires me or boosts my energy. Sometimes I just feel crafty and want to sew things so that’s how I’ll spend my Sabbath. That’s what I had planned for today. Well, that and making dog biscuits.  The problem is, for weeks now I have underestimated the amount of energy I go through on Sundays. Getting around and being at church early to set up the day’s kids church lesson and sometimes for Daniel to practice with the band followed by church and then eating out somewhere with friends really wears me out these days! The past couple of weeks I’ve come home and immediately fallen asleep. Last week I dozed on the couch for almost 5 hours while we had cheesy “scary” movies on in the background in honor of Halloween. Today I crashed on our new-to-us cozy recliner (Thanks Aunt Jan!) and was asleep before Daniel got back in from taking Luna outside.

Every time I plan on getting something done I end up sleepy or sick or something. So I give up. No more planning, at least for Sunday afternoons. Maybe I’ll feel super motivated tomorrow evening to get a lot of sewing done. I am SO close to finishing up the quilt I’m making for Daniel’s grandma for Christmas and I need to get a move on because I have so many more presents to make for this Christmas. But, for the next 25 weeks I will not be planning to do anything on Sundays other than relax. If I get an energy burst and want to get something done it will just  be a nice surprise. Otherwise I will not feel guilty anymore for not getting anything done on Sundays.

 

Author: TheVirtue

I'm a procrastinator and a busy bee just trying to focus and simplify my life. I hang out with my wonderful husband, dog and cat, knit, sew, bake, garden and overthink everything all while I'm busy growing a person.

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