I dream of the ideal Sunday. For most of my life I have had Sundays at Temple either attending Religious School or teaching religious school or running religious school. In truth I love being at Temple (that should be obvious I became a rabbi!) But there are moments when I long to have a real week-end. For me the week never really ends. I kind of go from day off to day off. But Mondays aren’t the same as a two-day weekend!
So I think about what an ideal Sunday might look like. My ideal Sunday includes, wonderful, hot coffee (with half n’half), the New York Times and the time to read it. My ideal Sunday includes a sunny, warm day and a walk outside. My ideal Sunday is watching my kid play ball. (Okay, one game not two). My ideal Sunday includes time to be with my family and perhaps a late afternoon glass of wine with friends. An ideal Sunday might include a matinée – movie, theatre, or other performance or a pro baseball game. My ideal Sunday includes a time to prepare for the week ahead mentally and time to prepare physically for the week ahead. My ideal Sunday includes a dinner at home (which doesn’t happen very much for me) perhaps with some friends over to share it. My ideal Sunday includes going to bed at a decent hour to be ready for the week!
For now I know these are dreams or only readily doable in the summer when there is no religious school. But a girl can certainly dream.
What does your ideal Sunday consist of ?