A quiet day offers a choice: to fill it with distraction, or make a true cessation -- the restoring pause between labors. I aspired toward the latter; "restful" activities can easily become passive amusement (I'm looking at you, Hulu), providing my mind a break but not enriching it in any way. I had a short list of things to accomplish, catching up on household chores and taking my car to the repair shop, but there were also things on the list that would rebuild me. Bake. Read a book not related to work. :) Listen to good music. Do some calligraphy. Write a letter. Don't check email so often.
Busy does not always equal effective. The days with short to-do lists are sometimes the deepest, the best.
|Upside-down Apple Cider Cake|
|Spiced Hard Apple Cider // Great Shoals Winery|