Yes, I actually took some time out from writing and promotion.
I know some folks think I push on relentlessly--which certainly isn't true. I take lots of time outs. I work best in the mornings so that's when I try to cram in everything: answering emails, checking Facebook, writing, and even household chores.
After lunch, I really need time out. Usually I watch General Hospital which my husband and I think is funny. Nothing that happens is real: what goes on in the hospital itself would never happen and the same with the police station. People are shot in the heart and recover in a few days. Others die and come back to life. No one stays in a relationship for any amount of time. Affairs abound. People lie. Good characters become bad. The plots are outrageous and unbelievable.
Hubby and I laugh.
But there are some great actors on this soap--though I wonder how they can keep a straight face. The villains are the best. Oh, do they know how to milk a scene. One of the most fund times to watch was when the actor James Franco placed a horrible bad guy named Franco. He was fantastic, but he was killed. But guess what? The character has come back to life and is now played by someone else--who not long ago was another character. His hair is dyed but he still looks the same. Fortunately, he's a good actor too, sort of over the top and funny.
But, as I do so many times, I digress. By the time this is over I usually go back to the computer, maybe some writing or answering emails. I cook dinner and we eat. After the kitchen is tidied we almost always watch a Netlix movie. Right now we're watching last season's Downton Abbey. I might watch or try to watch something else on TV, but usually I do this in bed and I fall asleep. By 4:30 or 5 a.m. I'm up and at it again.
Once a week, hubby and I try to go to the movies and have lunch out. We go to church on Sunday.
Yes, I know, rather boring.
This past week we spent with our eldest daughter and her hubby in Murrieta and had a great time. Went to a car show, had a great meal in an Irish pub and saw our great-granddaughter doing Irish dances. We spent a lot of time with granddaughter and her family and some with grandson and his. We went to the movies and saw Superman, had lunch at a 50s diner, watched movies on TV, played Estimation with the grandkids and great-grands, went to frozen yogurt bar for lunch--lots of flavors of frozen yogurt and toppings, and we shopped. Didn't write one thing. (I confess I was on my iPad checking and answering emails and looking at Facebook, but did that early in the a.m. before anyone was up.)
I'm a firm believer that we all need time out every so often to revive us.
What do you do for time out?