The least productive day of the week

In college I read an article that declared, “Thursdays are the least productive day of the week.”

I don’t remember any of the reasoning behind that statement but for the last 20 years I have used that as my excuse when I am sitting around on a Thursday afternoon still in my workout clothes, eating peanut butter straight from the jar, reading the comics, with the house in shambles all around me.

So what’s my excuse for the rest of the week?

Several friends have asked what I am doing with my newfound freedom now that I’ve sold my store. While I had ambitions necessary(laundry), trivial(new makeup!) and noble(build the refugee website) for this week I have simply been incredibly lazy.

Of course, six kids keeps ya’ hopping most of the day anyway, but in those few free hours I have been almost paralyzed with exhaustion. So….

I’ve been taking kitty-naps.

Reading Stephenie Meyer’s new novel– soooo fun.

Admiring my crabapple trees that finally bloomed today.

Laying on the tramp while Gabe and Mary jump over me. “You can just be the ‘dead man’ mom.”

Playing with baby Grace.

Eating chocolate. (Some blessed soul had placed a buy-one-get-one-free coupon on the store shelf; divine intervention, for sure. Of course I’ll have to hand over one bag to Erik as soon as he reads this.)

And feeling VERY happy.

May 13, 2008



  1. Bonnie

    May 16, 2008

    I love it! I just love it! Kitty-naps…♥

  2. Blue

    May 16, 2008

    not if you eat them all really fast!

  3. ashli

    May 16, 2008

    all things you should be doing! i say you get another week or two to just digest….summer’s coming and then you are full time all the time mom….
    it’s so nice to see you relax and unwind. you so deserve every nap and chocolate, and then some.
    love ya!

  4. Mitchell Family

    May 16, 2008

    I rarely regret it when I take a down day like that (as I kind of did yesterday). I always handle tantrums and children and even laundry better. By the way is the new Stephenie Meyer book good? The premise is so out there. I thought I wouldn’t bother with it till someone I trust recommends it. Ruth

    P.S. Last night I dreamed we got a cat.

  5. Michelle

    May 17, 2008

    oh Ruth! Consider THE HOST recommended– it’s a fabulous escape read. 🙂

  6. Ken

    May 17, 2008

    Dear Michelle,
    I am thrilled to know you take a few minutes to yourself. The photos are beautiful too. I thank Ben for taking your photo.
    With love, Dad

  7. Lauri

    May 27, 2008

    I LOVE days like that! And love the trampoline game. We play the same one at our house.

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