Friday vacancy

It’s Friday!

Friday! Friday! Friday!

A gloriously happy and favorite word graces our lips today! F-r-i-d-a-y!

friday cat

There’s always lots to be done:  calls to make, meetings to attend, and projects to wrap up. There are schedules to arrange, trips to plan, and conference calls to coordinate.  Presentations to line out, contracts to research and, and, and.


Later today, when the sun starts to fade and I close my laptop and shut off my phone, there begins a bit of time that I like to call “purposeful nothingness.”

Sure there will be some cleaning and and some cooking this weekend but mostly? Mostly there will be vacancy.  There will be time … to just be.

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.  ~Bill Watte

Are you able to purposefully “waste” time?  

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21 thoughts on “Friday vacancy

  1. Enjoy every minute, MJ! (Something tells me that you do that.) We have a birthday party for a great niece (her first!) on Sunday.

    • I sure do try. I like to squander at least an afternoon of the weekend if at all possible, it doesn’t always work out that way but I try. Time to sip my coffee, read, listen to some tunes or yak on the phone — time being anything but productive 🙂 Have fun at the birthday party!! MJ

  2. Yes…My wife has a bible verse sitting on the top of the frig that says “be still and know that I am God”.. when I try to intentionally “still myself” and just sit and try to quiet my heart, that is one of the phrases I like to repeat to myself a few times.. It took me years after moving off the farm to be able to quiet the inner voice of my dad…He instilled the “German protestant work ethic” in me and I had the darnedest time relaxing on a Sunday afternoon and try to take a nap..I would feel guilty I wasn’t doing something…I came across an excellent book called “When I relax I feel guilty” by Tim quietly changed the tone of my life…here’s to purposefully doing nothing 😉 DM

    • boy can I ever relate to that, DM. Being raised on the farm by 2 hard-working parents, there was always work to be done. Mom was better than Dad at taking time to herself – little naps, time to read, etc. Dad worked and puttered all the days of his life; I think that, like many of his generation, they didn’t really know how to be anything but workers. He did enjoy his time at the Horse races with Mom (they raised, trained & raced thoroughbreds) and he enjoyed his time on the R.M. Council but it was hard for him to sit too long. Unless there was pie; if pie or cookies were on the table he could comfortably sit and visit for a while 😉

      Happy relaxin’

  3. Yes!! I am retired! Yeah!

  4. Yes! I, too, am retired, however, I would go back gladly to one position…so enjoy every working minute.

    • I do; it’s not that I don’t enjoy working b/c I do. I feel fortunate to have a job with a lot of “meat” to it – lots to do, tasks that stretch me and make me think, etc. It’s the schedule that wears on me sometimes and this week was one of those times 🙂

  5. 🙂 Sometimes I find myself being envious of folks who have “real-out-in-the-world” jobs (there was a time way back when I did) because the weekends, especially Fridays mean so much more. Then I snap out of it. Ha ha. Honestly? I believe we *all* have it good.
    Enjoy your weekend and your purposeful nothingness!

    • Growing up on a farm, I can relate to this except for Fridays were still special b/c of school — Friday night dances, games and weekends to ride my horse!

      But you’re right — we have it good …real good compared to many 🙂

  6. My Friday nights are often dedicated to doing nothing and I usually enjoy the quiet Saturday mornings before everyone is awake. I sit with my dogs, read or write and sip my coffee. I’ll give myself a couple of hours of that before I dive into the weekend chores. It feels so good to take a break from all the have-tos.

  7. I am off on Fridays and did take time for ME yesterday! Went to the gym. Took a river side stroll, watched 2 of my granddaughter participate in a runathon at school, spent time with my daughters and capped the evening off with a dollar store dinner and video game on my iPad. All in all a relaxing day.

    • That sounds like a wonderful day, Sandi! I know you are sure enjoying being “home” and close to your family; making moments like that with your grand-children, they will always remember that! MJ

  8. Ah, my sentiments exactly! I love taking time to just “be.” We are masters at it, when we have the chance. And the funny thing is, you have to be intentional about it or it just doesn’t happen. Happy Sunday! ~ Sheila

  9. I need to keep up with blog reading better. I am getting ready for Friday when, sigh, it is only Wednesday!

  10. Hope you had a great weekend, MJ!

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