Saturday, March 9, 2013

Six-word Saturday


Taking day off: Mom's gone fishin'.

Well, not really. I'm not sure the kids or the hubby would be too thrilled about that. ;)
 
What I am doing, though, is setting aside a part of the day for me. Often, my interests take a back burner to all the other things I need to do each day—something I'm sure all parents can relate to. My projects—the things I do just for me, like writing—get pushed into whatever pockets of time I can find. I might write a paragraph while I wait for the spaghetti to cook or read while I'm folding the laundry. And while these pockets of time can be productive, today I've decided to do something different and put me on the schedule. That hour I plan to write is penciled in—and I can't wait!
 
Wishing you all a happy Saturday. ☺
 

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  1. Dana this is great that you're doing this. We all deserve "me time" - especially mothers (the hardest job on earth). I hope you have a wonderful time today with your well-deserved you time.

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    1. I plan to. I'm really looking forward to it. :)

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  3. Enjoy your time...it is very important to take time out everyday for yourself..... even if it is just a hot bath!

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    1. You're so right about that! Even parents need a time-out once in a while. :)

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  4. The time for yourself is so important....makes things better for you and your family. Enjoy every minute.

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  5. Good! You should take time for yourself on a consistent basis. It's so important to take care of yourself too. Now if only I could take that advice too...

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    1. It's easier said than done, isn't it? Darn Mommy Guilt... :)

      Happy Saturday!

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  6. Yay for You! Mom's are important too! We need to make time for ourselves and our interests. Although we are moms and wives, we are also individuals who need down time and creative outlets. It's good for our mental health, and makes us happier people to be around!:-)

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    1. Some days I need the outlet even more than others! :)

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  7. Go get some writing done (-:

    Happy Saturday!

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  8. Ooh, by now you will have been lost in your world for ages, Dana. I hate how the need for a meal or clean tshirt always interrupts "my" life. Good for you.

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    1. Yes, someone always seems to need something. :)

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  9. It seems some things do not change in any country.....have a nice weekend...Dana.:)

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    1. How true! Happy weekend, my friend. ☺

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  10. I am doing more of this myself and I find I am a lot happier making time to do things I want to do for me.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. I should take your cue and schedule this time more often. It feels good to have productive me time. :)

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  11. Good for you! Everybody needs some time for themselves!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  12. Good for you girl! We all need to do that once in awhile!

    Happy Saturday!

    Linda

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    1. I'm in the middle of my me time right now—and I'm loving it!

      Happy Saturday. ☺

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  13. Have a great day! I love those kind of days.

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    1. It's been great so far. Thanks!

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  14. I hope your time is enjoyable and productive. Be forewarned, though: you're on the slippery slope toward total slackerhood.

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    1. Haha! I'll keep that in mind. :)

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  15. I think it's important for both you *and* your kids/hubby to take some me time. You need to breath and for them it's good to be aware of it that you are an individual too and that life isn't just about them ;). Not easy though!

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    1. It's definitely not easy, but I'd like to make it a regular occurrence. ☺

      Happy Saturday!

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  16. I hope today is the beginning of a new "trend" for you! I am positive you will enjoy it!

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  17. yea!!! Good that you did this, Dana, I hope it was a productive hour too!! Give yourself more of them too; you definitely need them and deserve them!

    betty

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    1. Thanks, Betty. I had a pretty productive hour, and I'm definitely craving more. :)

      Happy weekend!

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  18. Good for you! "Me" time is so important when we give so much of ourselves to our family's needs the rest of the day.

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    1. So true! It felt good to recharge a bit.

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  19. Happy Saturday to you to. Enjoy your time to yourself.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Joyce. It was a good day. :)

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  20. Almost Spring here. Think I'll golf.

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    1. That sounds like a plan to me. :)

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  21. Wonderful, Dana, very good! No day off for Jim today though (I did sneak in comments to most readers-I don't know how I missed yours, you were first).

    I am teaching Sunday school tomorrow and have been working on my lesson all day. It is on 1 Timothy, chapter 2. I have more prepared than the class time I have so I'll cross my fingers, and pray.

    A piece of advice that I learned from my NASA boss I'll pass to you (I always hoped he was saying it tongue in cheek), "Write faster, Dana."
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    1. I hope your lesson goes well, Jim. Love that bit of advice from your NASA boss!

      Have a great Sunday. ☺

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    1. I managed to write one poem that I'm pretty happy with, and I have the starts of a few others. I was lucky that I was able to get more than an hour to myself! All in all, it was a productive day. ☺

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  23. I hope you enjoyed the day... we all need a me day every now and then... speaking of which, I need a me day!

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    1. It was a good day, thanks. :)

      I hope you get your me day soon.

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  24. Everyone, especially moms, need "me" time ... and on a regular basis. Hope you enjoyed! Pencil in another date! Happy Sunday!

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    1. I had a great time. Happy Sunday to you, too!

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  25. Hope you got your writing time in.
    Video is cool. That would take a lot of patience.

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    1. Thanks. I did. The best part is that I'm doing more writing today. :)

      About the video: The amount of creativity in this world is absolutely amazing!

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  26. I hope you had a great time this Saturday and got to relax!

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    1. Thanks. I had a really nice day. :)

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  27. Glad to hear you had some writing time. Mine should come next week.

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  28. So many smiles as I scrolled through your last few posts. Hope your weekend was full of smiles and joy too.

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    1. Thank you, Sallie. My weekend was really nice. I hope yours was, too.

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  29. Good for you! We all need to carve out time for ourselves. With writing, in particular, the times sure flies though, doesn't it?!

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