As the More is More Mom, I am all about … more time! Sunday was my favorite day of the entire year. It wasn’t my birthday or wedding anniversary. It wasn’t Nicholas, Amanda, or Wrigley’s birthday. Clearly, Halloween has passed, and it wasn’t Christmas. It was … daylight savings time!!
I love daylight savings time because it is a day full of possibility; what do you do with found time? It’s kind of like finding money in the pocket of a jacket you haven’t worn since last season. Not a lot of money, maybe $20. What do you do with it? Do you simply put it in your wallet or do you treat yourself to something a little bit special? If I found $20, I might stop at Starbucks and treat my family to coffee, hot chocolate, and pastries. I might go to Einstein Bagels and buy a dozen bagels with all sorts of tasty toppings. Maybe I would pop into the wine department and buy a bottle of Santa Margherita Pino Grigio. Not that I wouldn’t do those things on any other day, it would just feel like a splurge with found money.
Time is the greatest luxury of all! There is nothing better than resting your head on your pillow Saturday night, to find that when you open your eyes Sunday morning, you are well rested and have an entire extra hour to your day. There are so many ways to spend that hour. The question is what to do?
Most mornings, I spring out of bed at the sound of my alarm. Lounging around, reading a book or flipping channels would be a welcome treat. Glancing at the Sunday newspaper before its time to put out the recycling would be a novelty, too (even if I only check out the promotional inserts, Parade, the Home & Garden section, the sports page during baseball season and Arts & Entertainment).
Chuck and I could bundle up and go on a long bike ride. Wrigley and I could run an extra lap around the park. Instead of hopping in and out of the shower, I could luxuriate in a hot bubble bath and start my book club book, The Art of Racing in the Rain (girls, I promise I am going to finish the book this month!).
Sunday afternoon my Nicky had a hockey game in the city at Johnny’s Ice House (they won). So, instead of lounging around all morning, I spent that extra hour getting myself organized for the week. That way, while we were in the city, Nick and I were able to enjoy a guilt-free dinner with my mom and my cousins, Terri and David, at the Palace Grill after Nicky’s game. Delightful and delicious!
More hours in the day, more possibilities, more time spent together …