Monday, February 4, 2013

Bonus Day

What a day! As mentioned yesterday, Terry and I decided to skip this morning's workout due to some lower back troubles. We can't quite figure out what caused it, but a day off certainly didn't seem like a bad idea.

But after work, I still met up with Jenn for our favorite yoga teacher's class. The class incorporates a bunch of arm balances, handstands, and binds, so I was absolutely exhausted by the end. Of course, I can't actually do handstands or arm balances, so I spent most of those parts of class just trying not to fall over on top of Jenn. Success.

Yoga at the end of a Monday was truly a fantastic idea. Work was a little tough to handle today, and I was glad to unwind with 90 minutes of stretching, breathing, and sweating. But getting home at 6:30 wasn't quite so awesome. We had fajitas on the menu, and I have been wanting to make my own tortillas for awhile, so we didn't eat until about 7:30. It was delicious, though!


Here's the tortilla recipe from 100 Days of Real Food - surprisingly easy and SO worth the effort (I didn't even use my food processor--just mixed it up by hand).

On days like today--days that feel a little hectic and that are over before I'm ready--I often think about what I would do with an extra, free day. Not a weekend or planned day off, but a "bonus" day. Here's my list:

  • Wake up slowly and cuddle with the cat.
  • Take a long walk or hike somewhere a little farther than we usually go.
  • Read for a few hours--I have so many books I want to read!
  • Go out to lunch somewhere fancy.
  • Find a place where I can volunteer for a few hours.
  • Work on a crossword puzzle at the park.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Write e-mails to my pen pals.
  • Donate blood.
  • Go shopping for nothing in particular.
  • Cook a special meal for my husband.
  • Bake something complicated (probably twice, because I would mess it up the first time).
  • Update my blog pages.
  • Take Terry to a movie--one of his favorite things to do that we don't do often enough.
  • Get a massage.
  • Go through all of my magazines--I have some from 2011 that I still need to read.
A little ambitious, huh? Realistically, though, if I had a bonus day, I would probably spend the day grading, grocery shopping, and catching up on our DVR. Talk about cool.

What would you do with a bonus day?

15 comments:

  1. Oh how I wish I could have a bonus day! I hear you on the magazines. I'm so backed up and I subscribed to three more over the weekend because I got an amazing deal!

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    1. Three more! Oh my goodness, the magazines are piling up in my house as it is!

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  2. oh man an extra free day is always something I dream of. Hopefully tomorrow is less busy for you!

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  3. my bonus day would DEFINITELY include a massage as well. i can't decide if i could want to go out to eat or cook something fun - maybe both. i treat my birthday like a bonus day every year and try to do all my favorite things. this year i'll be running a half marathon and eating mexican - bonus day for the win! glad you got that yoga class in - sounds like the perfect end to a stressful day at work :)

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    1. Good for you for taking a bonus day! You deserve it!

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  4. A bonus day would be amazing! I'd take the time to organize and clean my house - it seems like I can never catch up with just the weekends and school!

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    1. I know--I'm the same way! Constantly using time off to clean and organize.

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  5. Donate blood? Intense. I've never done it, I'm terrified. I have no idea what I would do though. Probably just relax with my parents. Haha, they are who I see when I need relax-time.

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    1. I get a little queasy, but as long as I don't look at the needle I'm okay. Plus my husband and I usually go together. And I totally relax at my parents' house, too!

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  6. My Bonus day would consist of me actually having time to get a pedicure! Then include eating lunch at a delicious sand which shop WITHOUT caring about eating the delicious bread, and include shopping... Wow I need a bonus day!!
    Dani
    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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    1. Your day sounds like mine--super busy! :-)

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  7. that is a very busy bonus day! i think i'll daydream a little tonight about what mine would include. :)

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  8. Your bonus day sounds perfect! Like I honestly don't think I would add anything else to your list.

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