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June 3, 2012

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I have a love-hate relationship with the Sundays where we seem to waste away the day. On the one hand, these days seem necessary for mental health. On the other, my brain doesn’t like them that much as they happen!

The only thing of note I have done since we last spoke was go on a long walk! Matt went out running at the same time and then made us salads for lunch –

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Garden greens, tomatoes, goat cheese, bacon, olive oil, salt and High 5!

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On the side I added a small bowl of plain yogurt topped with some crumbs from my Cville Cluster bag.

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Delicious and refreshing!

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We actually are all showered up and headed out now for a friend’s birthday!

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1 Michelle (Peachy Palate) June 3, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I’m with you. Sunday is my rest day, no working out and pancake making are the two obligatory items on the agenda. Other than that I tend not to get a whole lot done, or even if I’m proactive and get heaps done in the morning I somehow find myself uneasy, like I should be making the most of my last few hours of freedom in the afternoons and evenings! Luckily tomorrow is a bank holiday here so sitting on my bum and catching up on blogging is perfectly acceptable this evening! Enjoy the party tonight :)

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2 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner June 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I know exactly how that feels! Sometimes I feel lazy when I’m ‘relaxing’ even though I know it’s good for my mental health.

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3 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I always want every day to be in 5th gear and to get it all done, every single day, too. But sometimes, you just have to slow things down a little for sanity reasons :)

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4 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I have been stuck to the ‘telly’ all morning watching Queen Elizabeth’s celebrations for her 60th year in reign! Made a batch of Dairy, Egg, Soy and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Shortcakes/Scones while watching the show. Now that it is over, the sun has come out and my mom and I are heading out to be busy in the garden…summer flowers need to get planted! Enjoy the party!

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5 Sana. June 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Enjoy your day!

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6 Erin June 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

You read my mind! We tend to fall into the “do nothing” (or at least very little) category on Sundays and they’re so bittersweet – love the downtime but want to feel productive. Maybe baking will fix this hole in my heart? Yeah, That sounds about right ;-)

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7 Lynn @ the actor's diet June 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Lazy Sundays are essential for overall mental health. Soak it up now too bc once baby comes you will not have many!

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8 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama June 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I totally agree! My brain and body love the “do nothing” Sunday but I start to feel antsy like I should be doing something!

It doesn’t help that it’s raining and chilly here right now. The perfect excuse for a lazy Sunday!

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9 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love lazy Sunday’s :) I especially appreciate them during a busy week.

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10 Mary June 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

mmmmm….cville cluster….you need another open sky sale soon!!!!!

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11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

have fun at the birthday party!

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12 Wendy French Barrett June 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I think you should lighten up on yourself. You probably won’t be having any lazy days once the baby gets here. Enjoy it while you can!

I tend to make a separate kind of to-do list for Sundays. It’s my prepare for the week kinda day. Today I made a compound butter for seasoning sides for the week, a vinaigrette for our lunch salads, and homemade broth for the freezer. Cooking is how I relax, though!

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13 lindzjane115 June 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I tend to get antsy on lazy Sundays, too! But when they come after weeks without them, I realize how nice they are and try to appreciate them more, haha. Hope you enjoyed your long walk, and your time with friends. Happy Sunday :-)

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14 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

That is EXACTLY how my Sunday has been: my parents and I have all been sitting in the living room since this morning reading books. That’s all I’ve done today, other than take a walk this morning. Just one of those weekends!

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15 Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I’m sure you know this already, but you guys seem to make the best lookin’ salads! And I agree that weekends are really great, but at the same time they can feel awkward~hah!

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16 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Lazy days are definitely needed for mental health. It stinks if they happen everyday or all the time but it’s definitely nice on occasion.

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17 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I agree on Sundays–I love how relaxing they are, but by the time I get up and start my day, I feel like I don’t get as much done. Type A Lyfeeeeee for ya ;)

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18 Hillary June 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I’m the same way with lazy days: on the one hand, I relish them, and on the other hand, I get VERY antsy VERY quickly! I like feeling productive, even if productive means doing a load of laundry or grocery shopping.

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19 Cait's Plate June 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I’m exactly the same way – I wait and wait for down days but I start getting antsy to get things done pretty quickly! Enjoy the birthday :)

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20 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 4, 2012 at 6:45 am

Lunch looks delicious!

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21 Angel7 June 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love days where we just relax, but feel unproductive if we do not do anything!

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22 lee June 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

I can understand the feeling of a “wasted” day. Now that the community pool is open for the summers, I’ll be spending my Saturdays there; but that also means feeling sun-baked and lazy when I get home (and usually wanting to lounge in my armchair reading more of whatever book I was immersed in at the pool). Relaxing for the day = good, I know…but there’s also that voice in the back of my head saying, “now think of all the things left to do on Sunday.”

Then again, if knowing I’ll be having a lazy-ish Saturday motivates me to stay super-focused and productive on the other six days of the week, perhaps it’s not so bad after all. =)

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