Yesterday was my pre-scheduled, post-NaNo day off. I didn't write a thing. And you know what? It felt really weird. Like when the neighbor's dog has barked every night for a month and when you finally get used to the constant woof woof woof enough to fall asleep, it stops. And you wake up wondering what the hell that noise was to find you were awakened by the absence of noise.
I didn't write Tuesday either, but it didn't feel as weird. Maybe because I spent the evening inside my head editing a totally different book.
Anyway, yesterday was my day off. Know what I did? I cleaned the house. While I was cleaning, I realized the couch would look better over there, but in order to move it, I needed to move the bookcase - you know the one with all the textbooks on it. Oh, and once I moved the couch, the TV cabinet would be easier to see if I moved it a foot to the right. And that end table I moved into the bedroom last month? Well, it would fit in the living room again. Also, I could move the torch lamp to give me better reading light on the couch.
Umm, day off anyone?
Needless to say, Daughter and I cleaned, moved furniture and then decorated the house on my 'day off'. It looks lovely and the TV will be much easier to see - after Christmas when I take the tree down (because right now the left side of the screen is obscured by branches, so I have to lean right to see left).
I did all that and completely forgot to call Nikon to scream about my camera being three weeks past their estimated fix date. On the upside, though, I checked online this morning and the 'Parts Hold' status miraculously changed to 'Shipped'. Yay.
All I can say is about yesterday is: Thank goodness for Thanksgiving leftovers because there was no way I was cooking anything major last night.
I'm taking today off writing. I'm taking today off heavy lifting, cleaning and decorating. I'm going to sit on the couch and read. Damn it.
Unless I get a wild hair to shoot off a couple query letters. ;o)
What does a day off look like to you? Do you really take one, or do you use a day off to accomplish other work?