Saturday is a Special Day...

When I was a child, we sang this song in church. It's a good song that has always stuck with me and I've always thought of Saturday a day with a purpose.

Saturday is a special day,
It's the day we get ready for Sunday.
We clean the house and we shop at the store,
So we won't have to work until Monday;
We brush our clothes and we shine our shoes,
And we call it our "get the work done" day;
Then we trim our nails and we shampoo our hair,
So we can be ready for Sunday.

There is nothing more satisfying than an accomplishful day. I know accomplishful isn't a real word, but Veronica made up the word when she was younger and I like it. There are days that are more relaxing and days that are more fun, but accomplishful days leave you tired, contented and full of purpose.

Today was one of those days. Veronica was home from college for the day so she could spend time with the family and go to Joe's basketball game tonight so it was a day spent with all of us except Bruce, who will be joining us for future good days in just two weeks.

Today:

We had a real breakfast.
We unadorned the giant Christmas tree and put it away.
We put away the rest of the Christmas decororations.
We put up the Valentine's decorations.
We cleaned house.
We did two loads of laundry.
The kids took a trip to the temple.
We went grocery shopping.
Some of us did some homework.
Some of us went for a haircut.
Some of us shoveled snow.
Some of us watched a little football.
Some of us watched part of Downton Abbey.
We went to Joe's game.
We went to a movie.
Some of us wrote to Bruce.
Some of us prepared lessons for church.

See what I mean? It was such a good day.

And one of the best parts of that song is ...so we won't have to work until Monday.

Tomorrow:

We'll be attending church.
Eating an easy-to-prepare meal.
Napping.
Reading.

See why an accomplishful Saturday is so great!

3 comments:

Mindy said...

I guess you could say my Saturday was accomplishful, but spending almost an entire day at Lowe's is definitely not a fun day. ;)

Anonymous said...

Great post! Love the word coined by Veronica, "accomplishful." Preparing Saturday certainly makes Sunday much better. Only 13 days to go!! Try to relax!

missy said...

13 days!? How exciting! I'm happy for you. I know you've been waiting a long time for this. :) I'm glad you had a productive Saturday. I love those days where you get so much done that the day just seems to go on forever. How is it that when we are busy, we seem to have more time? Or is that just me?