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Saturday, September 18, 2010

What would you do with an hour?

Charlie's football practice this morning is only an hour long, which means there was really no point in driving all the way back home just to turn around and pick him up. So I packed up my laptop, dropped him off and headed to a free WIFI zone (ok, it's Dunkin' Donuts, but I did NOT eat a donut, I swear) to do a little blogging.

As I'm sitting here, though, looking at the sun streaming in through the windows, it struck me that though my default setting for free time is getting online, there are plenty of things I could have done with this hour. Perhaps the next time I have a free hour I might:

  1. Go for a walk (with or without the dog) -- today would have been a perfect day for it.
  2. Read a book.
  3. Go into the church and spend some time with God.
  4. Get an oil change.
  5. Make a menu for the week and a corresponding grocery list. 
  6. Visit a friend (one who wouldn't mind a drop in visitor).
  7. Take a nap in the car, though amazingly I'm not tired this morning. 
  8. Wander Target or the Hallmark Store, practically a vacation when no one is pulling your elbow saying "Mom, can we buy this?!"
  9. Go to the post office and mail my niece's birthday gift and a card to my mother-in-law.
  10. Swing on the playground. I'm serious. At 40 years old, I still love to do this. 
If you had an extra hour all to yourself, what would you do?

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh, so many on your list would be great!
I'd probably swing and maybe walk around. NOT anything too chore-ish. ;)

B said...

I use the hour at my daughter's dance class to read guilt free. I catch up on my magazines that sit piled up untouched or sneak in a few chapters in whatever book I'm in the middle of. As you said, it isn't enough time to go home and accomplish something so it is guilt free time to put my feet up and do something I love to do!

Momza said...

clean the house! since I started working ft last week, the kitchen floor has not been mopped once!

Shelley said...

I would go upstairs and curl up in my bed and read my library book. TOTAL PEACE!

kbiermom said...

Normally? Squander it. Last week, though, during my dd's hour-long dance class, I sat and read. I don't let myself do that very often. And this was a book she's required to read in school and has been talking about -- so now I can understand her better. Win :)

Nancy C said...

You are speaking my language. I seriously wonder why my first instinct is to go online when I have any spare time. What am I missing? Will I have anything to write about if I'm always online?

Such good food for thought.

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