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One person’s tools may be another’s ‘toys’ — how do you relax, recover from writing sessions?


One person’s tools may be another person’s toys, right? My wife loves to work in our large, somewhat overgrown backyard when she has some spare spring and summer moments — so I bought her a rechargeable electric week whacker for Mothers’ Day. Wasn’t that just special?

(For those of you who are concerned about how we celebrate Mothers’ Day in our household — our son, daughter, and son-in-law came over and put on a big pizza feed for all. Is that better?)

Sure, I could have bought something like candy, a nice dinner out with the family, a ring or necklace. But she really wanted the weed whacker, so that’s what I got. And, yes, she really has let me know she’d rather I not mess around with it. She prefers to do the yard work herself.

Hey, no arguments from me. Been years since I preferred a lawn mower to a keyboard. Okay, I’ve NEVER preferred a lawn mower to a keyboard.

Which brings me to the subject of this post — how do you unwind after hours of pounding your keyboard? Do you enjoy working in the yard or garden, perhaps? Spend a little time walking or jogging through your neighborhood? Or, like me, to you prefer moving from your keyboard directly to a cool drink and a power nap?

I’ve really got to get out more.
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