Monday, June 2, 2008

The Two R's: Rest and Recreation

relax
Verb
1. to make or become less tense, looser, or less rigid
2. to ease up from effort or attention
3. to make (rules or discipline) less strict
4. to become more friendly
5. to lessen the intensity of: he relaxed his vigilance in the lulls between attacks [Latin relaxare to loosen]
relaxed adj

Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

There comes a time when we must set aside our routines and enjoy doing nothing. Life has been a bit overwhelming of late. I don't think I stopped moving once in May. When I feel this reflecting in my writing I figure it's time for a little rest and recreation. Recreation is a beautiful word. It means refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play. I am re-creating myself when I play! Isn't that wonderful?

Yesterday's recreation included some juggling with hubby, including some seven club passing, and I started working on a project. I won't say more right now, but it involves wood. Today we are planning a trip to the zoo. We all do nothing in our own way.

2 comments:

Soutenus said...

Hey, I'm with ya -- ready to set aside some routines here, too! Our school is over this Friday. Then 2 in-service days and we are FREE to homeschool, chill, hang, have family time -- all summer long!! Wooowhoo!

I'll be posting our new kitten's pic on CatholicNotebook tomorrow :-)

btw - posts on any blog all come through my email so I can keep up!

Fondly,
Peggy (aka - Soutenus)

ps) Seven club passing! How cool is that! Hope the zoo was awesome.

B&B said...

I'm relaxing just reading about your relaxing....=)

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