relaxThere 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?Verb1. to make or become less tense, looser, or less rigid2. to ease up from effort or attention3. to make (rules or discipline) less strict4. to become more friendly5. 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
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.