This post originally ran on August 3rd, 2015. I think there is still some good advice in here.
The inspiration for this list came from spending over 3800 Sundays so far and not making the best decisions always on how to spend the day. Now that this is Monday, maybe there is enough time to plan for next week. Hope you enjoy it.
Top Ten Things Not to Do on a Sunday.
10 On a Sunday, do not clean out the garage. If you do, at best, you will only rearrange the junk since trash day is at the end of the week. At worst, you will find several long-lost repair projects that you totally forgot to finish. (Hiding them again may not be practicable)
9 On a Sunday, do not use a leaf blower. If you do, at best, your neighbors will call upon the Almighty to forgive you. At worst, the person next door who you thought was a minister turns out to be a coven leader and has drawn a funny symbol on your front lawn. (You begin to notice the hair on the back of your hands getting thicker)
8 On a Sunday, do not pack up the family for a drive in the country. If you do, at best, you will be carting several sullen children with you. At worst, you will be sitting in traffic for hours. (And you have yet to enter the freeway.)
7 On a Sunday, do not go to the grocery store. If you do, at best you’ll be wondering why all these people can’t shop during the week while you are working. At worst, you will comment to someone named Brutus, who just happens to be unemployed and decides you need a lesson in manners. (You notice his fist is the size of your head just as the lights go out.)
6 On a Sunday, do not think you can go to the park for a picnic at the last minute. If you do, at best you will enjoy your lunch in the car. At worst, you will try to sneak a spot next to the Smith Family Reunion sign only to discover the Smiths have their own Hell’s Angles chapter. (And your Ralph Lauren cap is now part of a keep-away game.)
5 On a Sunday, do not think you can check out with a six-pack of beer before the lawful time. If you do, at best, you will win a bunch of friends as the line comes to a halt waiting for the manager to void the sale. At worst, the loudspeaker announcement of “Alcohol violation on register seven” will have the entire store in stitches, knowing by looking at you that you aren’t trying to pass a fake ID. (But are just plain dumb)
4 On a Sunday, do not go any distance without checking to see if your destination is open. If you do, at best, you will have given the family a ride in the country. At worst, you will have a full mutiny on your hands that will take some ice cream volleys to quell. (Not to mention the loss of leadership respect.)
3 On a Sunday, do not attempt to take a nap before you check with everyone to see if they need anything. If you do, at best, everyone will need something. At worst, they will need something, and you are the only person who knows the location of the something. ( The request will come in one at a time.)
2 On a Sunday, do not invite the whole family to your house for pot luck dinner. If you do, at best, a few will pass, and there will be enough to go around. At worst, all will attend, and most will have forgotten to bring anything other than an enormous appetite. (Not to mention a 102-degree temperature and runny noses.)
1 On a Sunday, do not try an experimental recipe that you found in the Sunday supplement. If you do, at best, you will be substituting some ingredients that you did not have on hand to mixed results. At worst, the mixed results were manifest in several of your household members rushing quickly from the table. (With the sound of large quantities of running water covering several noises)