This post by Jennifer Flaten

I didn’t have to work today. What to do with all that glorious extra time? I did have errands, and I most certainly could use the time to catch up on housework, or laundry. Why I could even get a head start on some work.

Or, I could do the most decadent, luxurious thing imagtaller de ilustracion digital - 428inable. I could sit, in the sunlight reading a book.

Really, we all know the right choice. That’s right I sat down and read.

Now this wasn’t casual reading, oh no. This isn’t skimming some fluff piece on the web or browsing the latest magazine.

This was hardcore sit down and ignore everything else reading. I picked up my book at 9:30, unsure if I would like it. By 10:15 I was completely sucked in.

At noon, I vaguely considered stopping reading and doing something else. I immediately dismissed this idea and went back to reading. The cats and dog snoozed away companionably in the sun. No sound except the riffle of pages turning (oh and on cat has the sniffles, so there was a slight wheezing sound).

At 1:45p I was done with my book and I felt great. Better than a day at the spa, better than massage, a day of reading!

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10 Responses to

  1. What a nice idea. I’m glad it made you feel good.

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  2. I’m not so sure a day at the spa would actually be as good! Thank you for sharing Jennifer. I feel good just reading your post!

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  3. Mike Staton says:

    Good for you. I know a day at the spa wouldn’t help me much. Much better reading a book. Right now it’d be a Civil War novel or nonfiction since I am focused on outlining my own Civil War novel.

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  4. Doris says:

    Sounds like a perfect day to me. I’m a bit envious. Doris

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  5. Neva Bodin says:

    Helps me not feel so guilty when I do the same thing! Good for you.

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  6. Kathy Waller says:

    Absolutely the right choice. A truly productive day.

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  7. Joe Stephens says:

    Those are the greatest days!

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  8. Nancy Jardine says:

    That is a great tribute to the joys of reading, Jennifer! I’m glad you had daytime uninterrupted reading. At the moment with lots of ‘grandma duties’ I’ve sort of forgotten what that’s like, but IT WILL RETURN! Heaven. Sigh. (i love my grandkids but concentrating for more than a page is zilch) 😉

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  9. S J Brown says:

    What a great way to spend a day. Hope you get a chance to do it again soon.

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