A Turn-Down Day


It’s a Turn-Down Day… Nothin’ on my mind…

Remember that song? I heard it recently and it keeps rolling thru my brain, over and over. And then, just today, it happened!

I am having a Turn-Down Day!

I can’t remember the last time I spent a whole day doing almost nothing. I have nothing on my list to do, and I don’t plan on looking for things to do. I had a hard weekend and today, Monday, is my recuperation day.

All I’ve accomplished today has been:

– Got up way later than I have done in decades, close to 9 a.m.!

– Made my cuppa and sipped it and watched a little TV news.

– Put an old DVD in the player that I hadn’t seen for a few years but that my friend, Margaret, just returned to me (CLOSER w/Julia Roberts/Clive Owen/Jude Law/Natalie Portman). Watched that part way and then paused it.

– Went out and picked up the mail from the post-box.

– Made myself some lunch (A BLT – a real treat).

– Watched the rest of the movie and grooved on the opening and closing song by Damien Rice, which I thought was called “Can’t Get My Eyes Off Of You” but which turns out to be called “The Blower’s Daughter” – I love that song.

– Was almost going to order it on-line but thought, no, I need to curb my spending so I paid a bill instead. A rather large bill, to boot!

– Paid the aforementioned bill – my health insurance for one month, which I am taking over because P. is now on Medicare and I am not old enough for that yet. Yikes, I don’t know how I’ll manage that much every single month!

– Read The Extra Bases blog about the Red Sox (depressing!) and …

– …here I am.

Not a very productive day, but for a rest-and-relaxation day, it is working out nicely for me.

I have many, many projects in this house that need doing, but today, to be honest, I don’t really care. This is my day and doing nothing with it is just what the doctor ordered.



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6 Responses to A Turn-Down Day

  1. sandy from Chicago says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day! And you deserve a relaxing day all for yourself 🙂


  2. JJ says:

    A perfect spot for a little nap!


  3. Rhubarb says:

    Everything one needs to know one can learn from one’s dog(s). And I see that your pups are teaching you well. Funny thing, how being able to do odd chores (or not) at your own pace (or not at all) is incredibly restful. As if you can tune into your own personal rhythms/your heartbeat, and be in synch with yourself. May you have many more such days.


  4. Karen says:

    Good for you. Take a leaf out of the dogs book and have a rest more often.


  5. sjwdfreel@msn.com says:

    You have earn every min you want to take doing NOTHING…ENJOY IT.
    I have that movie..very good


  6. Carol says:

    Thank goodness for turn-down days.


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