Every four years, we get a gift of time when February 29 rolls around: 24 WHOLE EXTRA HOURS! Jumping up and down with joy here. There’s never enough time in the day.
But we'll have an entire EXTRA day to savor!
If money were no object and I had a magic wand to teleport people and compress time, here are the top ten things I’d do with my extra 24 hours.
btw....Since reading and being with family are always factored into any wish list of mine, they’re not singled out in this list. They're just givens in my life -:D.
p.s....At the bottom of this post, you'll find more inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers about how they'll use their extra hours.
Leap Day Morning
1. Sleep late
That’s 7:30 am for me! Too excited about what's ahead to snooze any longer.
2. Bring out my magic wand
Transport my cyberpals (that's YOU!) to brunch served special for us at the Three Broomsticks restaurant in Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, Orlando, Fla.
Will you join me in a tasty Butterbeer while we check out wands at Ollivander's? Or perhaps hop on Hogwarts Express for an after-lunch ride?
3. Learn something new
Finish the online photography class I started at Christmas, and then head outside to practice shooting with my new camera.
4. Crack an unfun task
Spend no more than 30 minutes organizing my 10,000 photographs scattered in cyberspace. This isn't fun, but I'll feel better knowing I cut down some chaos.
Leap Day Afternoon
5. More time with friends
Invite pals to a potluck lunch on my back porch. It is warm enough in late-February to sit outside with just a sweater. I bring out Grandma Ethel’s delicate green glass luncheon plates. The ones she collected from the 1920s that were handed down to me from Mama.
<Contented sigh here> This is the perfect union of time for me in this connection of my past with the present.
6. Girlfriend time
After lunch, we continue laughing and talking while we pick our fave colors for a mani/pedi.
7. Me time:
Enjoy a leisurely swim in the indoor pool. No cause to rush back to the office.
8. Magic wand, part 2
Put the final touches on our home renovations.
Really want this one to come true! We’ve been working on the renno since August. We're sooooo close to finishing, and we'll be sooooo glad when when the mess is over.
Leap Day Evening
9. More food and fun
Enjoy yumalicious wood-fired pizza, plus an amazing chocolate dessert with every calorie sucked out of it. Then watch the last episode of Downton Abbey together. Maybe Walking Dead once little ones snooze on the sleeping bags we provide, so grown-ups can have a 'late' night.
10. Leave memories
Bury a time capsule filled with photos and keepsakes of the day to discover next Leap Day. And if time keeps passing so quickly, 2.29.2020 will be here before we know it.
It's fun to see the unique ways people enjoy spending time. Please click over to these #Gr8Blogs and discover more inspiration for your Leap Day gift of time.
The Perfect Leap Day
A Blog for Your Thoughts
Eight Fun Ways to Spend Leap Day
Baby Boomer Bliss
Five Fun Ways to Nourish Your Soul on Leap Day
Please join the conversation in the comment section.
What would YOU do with your extra gift of time on Leap Day?
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