Toes Up In My Recliner

19 Feb

I love Saturday mornings. The thought of not having to rush out the door to work and sitting toes up in my recliner with my cup of coffee.  The pace of Saturdays are different around here. It’s okay to just relax.

This morning I need to head into work to finish up some projects and write-up some car deals before I leave town but that’s okay the countdown to some vacation is in sight. I won’t have everything done before I leave but the important things will be accomplished.

I woke up early this morning and enjoyed it. There wasn’t a sense of dread with doing the same old thing day after day. I tackled the pile of mail that has accumulated all week-long on my kitchen table. I started on the laundry that needs to be done before we leave.  It doesn’t seem like a chore today. Last evening doing dishes even seemed pleasant. 

Attitude and anticipation combined can be a powerful motivator. Whether my husband and I are planning a home improvement project or vacation our attitudes are at their best.  We’re positive and we are motivated to get things done. There were things that we did this past week that needed to be done for a while and it’s nice to have a sense of completion and accomplishment before we leave. 

The anticipation of completed projects and vacations is exciting.  Thinking and dreaming of what the completed project will look like or the things you will do on vacation takes my mind to places it doesn’t normally go.  I dare to imagine.

It’s difficult to not set yourself up for disappointment by imagining beyond what you can afford or obtain in the time given. It’s important to place your expectations high enough to imagine the possibilities to set some goals that will stretch you a little bit like learning something new for a project or doing something you’ve never done before on vacation.

This week is an opportunity to fine tune my attitude. To capture the same attitude and anticipation upon my return for my work and family life that I have before leaving would be a welcome improvement. 

I’m not going to wait for the storms to pass but will dance in the rain daily appreciating every day and person for the gift that they are in my life.


Posted by on February 19, 2011 in New Challenges, Reflections, Vacations


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12 responses to “Toes Up In My Recliner

  1. nrhatch

    February 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Wonderful post, Jeanne.

    When we feel good, we have more energy. When we have more energy, we can do and be more. When we do more, we feel good. 😀

  2. planejaner

    February 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Lovely ode to SAturday and your vacation plans…


    • flyinggma

      February 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      I loved your letter to Saturdays on your blog Jane!

  3. writerwoman61

    February 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I’m having a “jammy day” myself today, Jeanne…nice not to have to go anywhere for a change…

    Have a great time on your vacation!


  4. flyinggma

    February 19, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Just heading out to the airport in hopes of outrunning 10-14 inches of snow before our flight.

  5. Carol Ann Hoel

    February 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    What a beautiful outlook, Jeanne. How nice to have accomplished things before leaving. Blessings to you on your vacation…

  6. sunshineinlondon

    February 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I love the title of this post, Jeanne. It’s so exciting to contemplate a holiday ahead … so many new things to do and see, how wonderful. Enjoy it.
    Sunshine xx

  7. flyinggma

    February 21, 2011 at 7:08 am

    thanks Sunshine. I can imagine the adventures you are having in London. Someday I hope you could be my tour guide there. Jeanne

    • sunshineinlondon

      February 21, 2011 at 7:15 am

      I’d love to be your tour guide here, Jeanne!

      • flyinggma

        February 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

        You’d be a great one for sure with all the adventures you’ve had so far.


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