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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Enjoy your extra day

Have you ever wished you had more time? It occurred to me this morning that since this is the day that makes leap year, well leap, anything we do today is extra. So, if you have been feeling stressed, take a deep breath in your nose and breathe out your mouth. Because the planners of our calender have given you an extra day today to get things done. We have not had this day for the past three years. So time today is special. I know I don't have the power to make this a holiday but it seems like we ought to mark Leap Day in some way so that in four years, we can look back and say, "Remember when we did..." Or if you enjoy making traditions for your family, today might be a good time to do a new one. At that leap year rate, a child born a couple of years into the cycle would only have about four or five of them with their family of origin before moving out and taking the celebration with them.

I'm not sure exactly how I am going to accomplish this. I believe I am going to finish my edits on a short story that I have been putting off since I have all this extra time this year. Will I feel more productive at the end of the year with the extra time I've had today? Probably not, because as humans we tend to look at what we didn't get done instead of what we did. I wonder if a study were done, are leap years slightly more productive years? Or do people just want to go take a nap? I would love to hear if anyone has anything that they are planning to do special. Make it big, after all, you don't have to duplicate it for another four years. 

21 comments:

  1. I plan to use today to catch up on cleaning, writing, blogging, and playing. I love having extra time. It makes me happy. : )
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks, from your list, I think you may need an extra month. Me too.

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  2. That sounds great. It should be a holiday.
    Actually, my oldest has his birthday today. Except he has a play opening this weekend, so he's too busy to be able to celebrate. His first real birthday in 4 years, and he has to miss it :/

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    1. Hope the play opening went well. Do you watch Modern Family? One of the characters on there has a bday on Leap Day too.

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  3. It should be a holiday. Actually, no it shouldn't. Because then my kids would not have school and I'd get nothing done. LOL!

    I'm a new follower, BTW. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Thanks for following Laura. Your site looks wonderful.

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  4. The only thing good about an extra day is it puts off when the rent is due by one day.

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    1. I like that, of course, the downside is it also puts off payday by a day for us.

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  5. I need an extra week! or month, maybe.

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  6. Well, Nancy, typically you have placed a decidedly positive spin on February 29th :)

    I guess if I weren't already married, maybe I would ask Paul to marry me. Or maybe I should not let that stop me?

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    1. I think it can never be a bad thing to be proposed to provided you like the person proposing. since he did it the first time, I guess you could take a turn.

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  7. And those who are supposed to be 40 today are only turning 10!

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    1. but hopefully oh so much more mature.

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  8. I used my day to ask for a raise at work... it didn't go so well.

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    1. Then they clearly don't know what a fantastic employee they have. They will be sorry when you get famous.

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  9. I would have liked to do something special but I didn't.
    Although I did take a nap :-)

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    1. I vacuumed which I fear may only get done once every four years. Okay maybe not that bad.

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  10. No, I've only vaguely even heard of that. We don't really watch TV the way normal people do. Meaning we don't get TV. We have one, but it's just for the DVD player. And the Wii.

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