01 March 2016

25 Hours

Yesterday was Leap Day, and alas, I did not get to enjoy it as one should when one gets an extra day in their year - an extra day!  I hope I'm around in another four years, so I can plan to enjoy the next one ... but it's March, and that's one of my most favorite months, so it's all good.

Anyhoo, this week for Ten on Tuesday, Carole wants us to list 10 Things You Would Do With An Extra Hour In The Day.  When I first read this, I thought "WHAT - I get an extra hour and I have to do ten things??!!"  Then I decided that I was going to interpret it as meaning, if someone gave you an extra hour in your day, list ten things you could choose from, depending on time of day, time of year, my mood, etc.  So here is my list in no particular order.


1.  Sleep. Though if I sleep during the day, it usually means I'm sick, so this would have to be an extra hour at night.  (Seriously.  I can be dead on my feet, and I decide to take a nap and I AM WIDE AWAKE.)

2.  Take a walk.

3.  Take a bike ride along the river trail.

4.  Read.

5.  Knit.

6.  Nothing.  Hey's it an EXTRA HOUR.  I might want to just sit and enjoy it.  Especially if it's a nice day, and I could sit outside with Dug.

7.  Write a letter.

8.  Make some muffins or scones.

9.  Think.  Remind myself of all the good in my life, so I feel like smiling and giving thanks.

10. Clean up the garden so we can sit out there when the weather permits.

Granted, these are all things I do/can do with a 24-hour day.  But I have to say that the idea of being "given" an extra hour is appealing.  :-)

13 comments:

Bonny said...

I took the same approach; doing ten extra things with my extra hour would make me want to take a nap! Love that clock!

Donna said...

Our lists are very similar! And yes - do nothing sounds like a great idea!

Danette Bartelmay said...

We ALWAYS like the idea of being given something "extra"... it's irresistible :-)

deborah said...

Yes, yes and yes!

Several of the items on my list are very similar to your list!

So fun to jot down ideas!

Araignee said...

Good list. What I do whenever I get some time freed up is fret about what to do for so long that it disappears. I am the worst at time management.

kathy b said...

given we will LOSE an hour in March, I have to think doubly fast. I cannot believe we change the clocks ahead in a few weeks. This always feels good though. The longer days and less darkness are good for me!
What I'd do: easy, Knit or waste an hour on Pinterest looking at beautiful things.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That clock is totally me!

AsKatKnits said...

Read... such a simple pleasure!

Great list!

Kwizgiver said...

I love your list, especially #9.

elns said...

I really apreciate you listing "Nothing". Too often this is what I crave during my non work hours and yet I manage to fill it with THINGS. I think this is probably also why my quality and quantity of sleep is what it is.

Dee said...

I think the best hour would be spent with dear Dug!

Chere Mama said...

Nothing. I like that one. Just enjoying the extra hour with nothing to do!

Mereknits said...

Knit, knit and knit. That was simple wasn't it?
Hugs,
Meredith