How I Spend My Sundays

November 19, 2013 at 11:47 pm

how I spend my sundaysBeing knee deep in the middle of football season as we currently find ourselves, one might assume that my Sunday ritual involves a special spot on the couch, the television and an unhealthy dose of processed “food” snacks. Honestly, the aforementioned combination is something I relish in spirit but, unfortunately, not in practice, as my Sunday schedule is quite otherwise filled.

The morning is usually spent giving my wife the time to do her workout routine while I take the reins in making breakfast for my girls. If they can penetrate the pre-coffee stupor I tend to find myself in every morning, then they generally convince me to whi

p up pancakes as opposed to the usual breakfast fare. Cartoons and the celebration of the Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes I will have meticulously crafted ensues until my wife returns and the day is planned.

When not writing my other passion is archery, both the shooting of arrows and the crafting of custom made longbows that I feature on Youtube under the channel name BoarriorBows. You can check the channel out here if interested:

Generally, I will take my older daughter (dubbed “Princess Shoots-a-lot” by my archery friends) to the range and we spend the afternoon shooting arrows. Well, to be honest, she’s the one shooting. My time is spent blowing up balloons from the 99 cent store for her to target. It all becomes a kind of wild balloon safari when the other archers shooting alongside her start asking for a balloon or two of their own to target.

Eventually we make it back home and see my wife and younger daughter covered in freshly dug soil after having torn up the garden and replanted something new this week. Admittedly, landscape gardening is an art that I am only able to appreciate when I see the end result as the process of its creation looks too much like work as opposed to enjoyment in my opinion.

After that, and the eventual bathing of the days residue from our bodies is complete, there may be some actual football viewing. My six year old and the three year old pick their team solely by the color of their uniforms and then become incredibly devoted fans of their chosen team. Cheering, complete with touchdown and victory dances, and the booing of the referee’s calls… any calls in actuality… echo through the halls and I wonder what is more entertaining, watching the game or watching my girls watch the game?

The day ends with some story telling and whatever prep is necessary for the beginning of the work week… Back to the grind we go.

So, how do you spend your Sundays?