Do you ever take a much needed day just to un-plug, to remove yourself from your everyday duties and do what makes you happy? We’re not talking about a few hours, but rather, a full day that doesn’t include email, social media or work. Personally, we often forget about taking that special day where we can just forget about our work lives and do those simple things that bring us so much joy.
We were able to squeeze that type of day a few times this month (believe it or not) and it was invigorating. Making a conscious choice to not answer emails, ignoring most all phone calls and text. Just immersing ourselves in spending time together outside of the online world was amazing. And to think that we used to have lives independent of cell phones and emails is often hard to comprehend. Wow, it was those more simple days, way back when we didn’t have the internet that we were able to indulge in a full day of quiet joy.
So what would you do if you could have one day all to yourself and your family?
Our day is pretty obvious. Lots of garden time, followed by food and gatherings.
It’s those simple pleasures that mean so much.
Todd fired up his smoker and made some smoked pork shoulder & smoked chicken. While we wait, we’ll pour ourselves a glass of wine. Have you ever smoked a whole chicken before? You should. It’s an incredible and chicken dinner. Here’s the recipe.
When friends arrive, we’ll give them the task of lighting the candles and we’ll start pouring the wine.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend friends!
– Todd and Diane