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“What are you doing for your honeymoon?”

You want to know what I’m doing for my honeymoon?





Laugh if you want, but I’m not kidding. I run around enough day to day to want something different for my time away.

My husband and I spent two days (mostly) lounging around a hotel room right after we got married. See how relaxed we look?

just married

That’s what I want for my honeymoon. That look. That feeling. That rare, blissful sense that the most important decision we have to make is what movie to watch.

365 days a year most years, I get to be busy.

These four days, I choose not-busy.

I choose sleeping in.

I choose lounging.


  1. February 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    My husband and I went away for an overnight a few weeks ago. We did nothing but hang out in the room – reading, watching several movies, and most importantly, intimate moments. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. February 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Pooh was late in waking one day and had to rush to meet Piglet in the forest,beneath their favourite chestnut tree. Upon reaching said destination and recovering from his haste, Pooh exclaimed to Piglet, ” Now what will we do today Piglet?”. Now that’s what life is about. Enjoy your nothing-ness. B

    • February 12, 2014 at 5:56 am

      This makes me smile, all of it. Thank you! I’m so, so very ready, it’s like my entire body is sighing in relief at the very prospect.

  3. February 12, 2014 at 4:17 am

    I’m actually about to book a night away for me and the other half, to do precisely that. To get away from the same four walls we see everyday and to generally do nothing. It’s important to do nothing from time to time.

    • February 12, 2014 at 5:57 am

      It really, really is. The constant doing can feel rewarding, and can lead to a lot of stuff getting done, but it can also lead to profound burn-out. Why burn out when slowing down once in a while can give the energy to keep going, preferably with a smile?!

  4. February 12, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Woohoo for relaxing! People seemed so confused when we said we were postponing our honeymoon. I was pregnant when we went to Greece, and I spent way too much of it sick or too exhausted to see some cool stuff.

    • February 12, 2014 at 5:59 am

      “Confusion” is definitely the word to describe the response I’ve gotten here! “But that can’t possibly be correct!” Oh, yes, yes it is. We’ll get to have vacations in exotic places (chasing after little ones, most likely), but this is our chance to chill. I’d proposed doing it in New York City, where I’ve not been in way too long, but Anthony said that there was no way he could go do nothing in New York City. Fair enough! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. February 12, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Smart woman. Here’s to doing nothing but being in love!

  6. February 12, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Oooh, I like it. I know, I never found the idea of a stay-cation appealing…until now. Looking at old vacation photos is kind of shocking, how relaxed my husband and I look.

    • February 13, 2014 at 5:52 am

      My younger self would be horrified at this particular vacation self, but parent me is more than OK with the joys of an unhurried vacation! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. February 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Sleeping in and lounging sounds pretty much like HEAVEN to me! Good choice, oh wise one. I think that my husband and I should totally schedule a date of that! Pronto. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. February 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ then passed your Time by watching Movie? what’s Movie that night? Is that funny one?

    • February 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

      We’ll see when we get there! Knowing me, I’ll probably just sleep the movies away, but it’s a good and cozy sleep . . .

  9. February 13, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Nothing sounds quite marvelous. How about though a little room service with breakfast in bed, this might add to the wonderfulness of nothing.

  10. February 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I treasure the small bits of time I get to do nothing, which I find ironic. After my freshman year in college, I spend the summer in Berkeley, CA (one of the best summers, ever) living in an apt. with my sister, her husband and a friend of ours. The friend used to sit on the couch and do nothing. I would get almost irritated watching her. I could not imagine how she could do nothing – not read, watch TV, chat, knit (ok, I might have thought that was weird then too), nothing. I often think back to those days and take back any criticism when I get time to do nothing. So glad you got the chance…..

    • February 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

      Anthony often encourages me to kick back and do nothing. I have been so resistant, always thinking there is something better I could or should be doing. Then I had the magical experience of an entire Saturday in PJs and I was sold! It is still a little difficult, but practice makes better. And I am much, much better after four days of honeymoon practice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. February 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    time out from the hurry hurry hurry is bloody brilliant!

    • February 17, 2014 at 5:27 am

      It was such a fantastic time! I wondered if I might come to the other side and wish I’d gone another route. The answer is NO! ๐Ÿ˜€

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