I”m writing this late on Saturday sitting in my yard. Actually, I’m resting in the grass. Almost four year old Elijah thinks it’s funny that I’m on my back looking at the sky. That grass? It’s lush and green and glorious. Totally summer.
Summer in Minnesota is this brief window of time — maybe six weeks of wonderful heat at the most before the winds shift and the leaves turn their beautiful and brilliant shades of crimson and gold. We’ve learned, through the years, to embrace these days. And sometimes, just sometimes, you need to have a day where you do almost nothing. It’s a swing on a swing and dream about life type of day.
Yeah, I started a load of laundry. And took the girls to volunteer at a local festival for church. But, really, there was nothing on the agenda. In fact, as dinner rolled around, my tweet was this — is it okay to get ice cream for dinner? Which we didn’t have, but instead enjoyed some gluten free pancakes. An easy, no work, and totally favorite meal. Freedom.
I know that the weeks to come will be full of schedules. Ballet. School. Soccer. The fall routine. And possibly surgery on my shoulder. Maybe that’s why I just needed to do almost nothing. It really was a do nothing day.
I couldn’t do this everyday. I like busy. But, sometimes I just let that crazy frantic part of me rest.
Off to get icecream for dessert.
I’m thinking a root beer float would be a perfect ending to that pancake dinner.
what’s your favorite thing to do on a do nothing day?
and, no, I didn’t get my root beer float — but, i did have mint chip ice cream. Delicious.
Those really are the best days…especially to look back on 🙂
You got some really awesome photos here too!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
My favorite do nothing day includes 70 degree weather, a good book and a glass of deep amber iced tea in my favorite goblet. Throw in some chocolate and I never want to move. ha!
God gives us these days to rest and restore. I’m happy you were able to find a day to do this. Your photo of the flower and bee is beyond amazing.
I hope your Sunday is full of joy,
Amazing photos. I wish our backyard had grass so I could sit in it, but no matter how hard we try to grow grass it just won’t.
Hope you have a great Sunday.
My favorite way to do nothing: some easy yoga, a good book, and paper plates for easy cleanup after meals!
Pancakes and ice cream would go well together.
I love your pictures! The vivid colors jump of my screen.
We had pancakes for dinner last night too 🙂 And mint chocolate chip is the best!
I might have to go get the stuff for root beer floats tonight!
My favorite kind of do nothing day? Sit on our porch swing and watch my kids play; eat a smorgasboard of leftovers for dinner, and check the tomatoes in the garden once an hour to see if they’re ripe!
I love breakfast for dinner nights! we have them around here quite often 🙂 I love to READ on my do-nothing days 🙂
I was ready to go to bed and now I want a root beer float!!
Thanks for linking your blog to Three Thinking Mothers!
What a blissful day! I’m glad you had a do nothing Saturday. That’s what weekends are for every once in a while. Enjoy that Minnesota summer while you can. : )
On a do nothing day I like to read and sit out in the sunshine. Aww, I want to do that tomorrow now!
Today was a lovely lazy day. My husband took the girls to church and I was able to work on my writing, clean out the porch and get things ready for an afternoon of canning. Although that does not sound very lazy as I write it, I felt wonderful!
Just curious…how much is the rest of your family gluten free? Would be really hard to keep making separate meals all the time. You’re doing such a great job finding so many things that Samuel can eat!
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