Every 4 years, at the end of February, we get a quirky extra day. Even though it’s a day unlike any other, there’s no holiday, parade or special celebration. It’s simply a funky little 24-hour period that someone throws into the mix to even out the calendar.
This year, I decided to do something different on February 29th. So I took my ‘spare’ day off, and declared it to be Unday; a day to uncomplicate and simplify my life.
It started out differently than most, because instead of going for a long run, I only had time for a walk around the block. What a gorgeous, sunny day we had! I’ve always found that getting some exercise in the morning is a critical for keeping me grounded and focused. But today I had a lunch date, so I didn’t have much time. And you know me … permanently punctual!
I’ve been in a conundrum about the amount of cyber-clutter in my life. And so today, Unday, became the day for me to set some boundaries. I’m doing this by methodically unfollowing, unsubscribing and unfriending (what a nasty word!). No offense to anyone; but I can only communicate effectively with so many people at a time. I really need to hunker down these days, and I’m finding it increasingly counterproductive to keep up with everyone on the myriad social networking sites. Thanks for your understanding.
Do you remember Davy Jones? He was one of the cofounders of the Monkees. I heard that he died unexpectedly today. How unfortunate. I remember when the sound of his voice would transport me! The Monkees were so unique. Their song Pleasant Valley Sunday was one of my favorites. I guess there’ll be another celebrity funeral. I suspect it will be understated, given that most youngsters don’t even know who he was.
There was a ground-breaking announcement today. Oprah is coming to Canada! It seems that everyone in the country is lining up for tickets. There are even junkets planned to transport fans to the venue. What abundance she has! Some people shun her, but I give her credit; she’s said some profound things over the years. Plus, she’s given so many people amazing opportunities, including me. I’ve had the privilege of being on Oprah Radio and OWN – Oprah Winfrey Network. It still astounds me that I’ve had such good fortune!
Well, my extra day is coming to an end, and it’s time to do a bunch of laundry. It’s back to business tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed your extra day as much as I did!
This entire post is a great big pun. It’s been so much fun to write! I recounted my day honestly, and every word is true, but it is intentionally laced with the letters “un”, in honor of Unday. Your job is to hunt for them all. Let me know how many you found!Yours in civility, Sue