Groundhog Day

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Phil, an unpleasant meteorologist, is condemned to relive the same day over and over again. The film asks the existential question of how one should live under those circumstances. It’s a good question. Here’s a related one: what would you choose to experience on a day or weekend that you would want to live through again and again?

Most likely such a weekend would include several fun experiences — though not necessarily peak once-in-a-lifetime experiences like jetting to Paris for a private dinner in the Louvre. I’d like to include maybe 2 runs in pretty locales, a fabulous brunch somewhere and a fabulous dinner somewhere else, a trip to an art museum, and possibly a concert of some variety. My favorite work of music is the Bach B-minor mass, but there are a lot of symphonies I enjoy as well. I totally enjoyed hearing Aretha Franklin live once too. Some fun activity with the kids would round out the weekend — a children’s museum or aquarium, perhaps. We went to the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, PA recently, and had quite a bit of fun.

What would an amazing — but doable — weekend look like for you? What would you have to do to make that happen? How much do you think it would cost? And what’s keeping you from doing it this weekend?

In other news:

  • I have a time log you can download from this site, but there is a much prettier one over at EyeInspire that you can download here. Digital scrapbooking is not one of my core competencies!
  • Heather Allard, owner of The Mogul Mom website (and longtime friend of this site) is transitioning her business into a daily email newsletter for moms who, as she puts it, are running a business, raising a family and rocking both. If you’d like to sign up, visit her site here.

2 thoughts on “Groundhog Day

  1. Groundhog days not to do: Those you give birth to your children. They’re the happiest days of your life because of what comes AFTER. 🙂

    For me, probably a happy day at home with the kids, because they’re all kind of like anyway-perhaps a summer day when we go to the water slide at the pool. Being a SAHM is very much like living Groundhog Day.

    1. @Twin mom- that’s funny, and kind of true. Life at home with little kids is like Groundhog Day. Even with working I have been feeling some of that lately. Evening comes and I’m doing the same things again — showering, pumping, trying to get into bed 8 hours before I have to wake up and do it again. I’ve been pondering lately why pre-school fundraising auctions become such huge productions, and I think there is something to making life a little different than the Groundhog Day reality of little kids…

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