Sabbath on a Monday

My usual Sabbath day is Friday. I reserve it for self-care, relaxing, reading, time with my husband, whatever feels necessary and good. I pick up phone calls if need be, but I try not to check church e-mail. I do not work on my sermon. Sometimes I don't even write, although writing falls under self-care for me fairly often.

This week I'm shifting my Sabbath day and spending Monday with my husband, who leaves early tomorrow for an out-of-town job that will last until Easter or thereabouts. We've been out for a walk with the dogs and have other happy plans mixed in with the needed errands and chores that are part of preparing to travel. Tonight, as we usually do on Friday, we'll go out to dinner.

I'll be back tomorrow with thoughts about the gospel for Lent 2A.