Me? Sundays, I try to find a happy balance:
On the productive end - I'll pick up the house from the week, finish off laundry, and get some school work done.
But, there is always this part of me that uses Sunday as a recharge for the week to come. I'll usually read a book, catch up on shows, and make my Sunday Tea.
I don't know where my Sunday Tea started.
Probably watching my grandmother sip on a pot of tea all day when I was a kid.
Or, maybe its the fact that my family uses tea for everything. If you are sick, drink tea. If you are stressed, drink tea. If you are upset, drink tea. If you are unfocused, have a cup of tea. If you are chatting, lets have some tea. If you are relaxing, put on a pot of water. So - this was instilled in me from a very young age.
Or, Or, it could be this part of my soul that should have been born in an era where Sundays were reserved for tea and lunch in the garden with sun umbrellas and a Sunday-best dress!
Never-the-less, Sunday Tea seems natural. Sometime mid-morning I'll put some water on and wait for the whistling.
I'll get my favorite tea cup from the cupboard, decide on what tea I want, and fill up the pink tea pot with hot water.
I'll pick a book. Read some blogs (of course!). Watch a movie (or Ugly Betty - Love her!).
Or just write, listen to music. And relax.
So today, after my errands and laundry - I'm going to make my self a pot of Earl Grey and finish this book about a Middle Eastern love story during WWI. Perfection? For me, YES!
When you find yourself on a Sunday and overwhelmed with all the things you want to finish before Monday comes, take a look. Prioritize. Get some things done. Then spend the rest of the day recharging. Get yourself prepared to tackle work, school, military, meetings, teaching, exercising, dieting, errands, and all the other busy things we fill our life with. Make yourself a cup of tea. Have your own Sunday Tea time.