I was recently asked what a perfect day would look like. Without much thought I gave a brief answer. But I thought I’d share what my perfect day would look like now that I’ve given it some more thought. It hasn’t changed since that first answer, I’ve just fleshed it out more.
First, my perfect day would not involve grading undergraduate papers. Because those things are making me pull my hair out. The perfect day would not involve phone calls or appointments. It would not involve paperwork and forms.
My perfect day would have a high in the low 80s with a slight breeze. Which would mean it’s perfect for going for a run for a few miles in the morning. Then I’d soak in a bubble bath afterward. And follow it up with some yoga.
The perfect day would involve spending the whole day with Brett. A few weeks ago, on a Monday morning as we were both getting ready to leave, I suggested perhaps we should just both retire immediately. That would be lovely.
The perfect day would mean we’d cleaned house the day before so everything was clean and organized. It would also have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to munch on. Or better yet, ripe tomatoes from our garden (they are almost there). And brownies.
With a lovely 80 degree day the perfect day would involve a lot of time on our back patio – reading, watching the birds (I’ve decided the birds like me), relaxing in the hammock. Maybe some knitting. Maybe we’d BBQ for dinner. We do some good BBQ. And maybe some ice cream. We should make more ice cream.
The perfect day would end with a walk around the neighborhood by moonlight together.
It could even rain on the perfect day and as long as the hummingbird nest was still okay that would be fine.
That would be my perfect day. And when I think about it, it wouldn’t be that hard to have.
What would be a perfect day for you?