The Gift of an Extra Day

We all claim we need more time.  If I just had an extra hour or two I would…  Or, if only I had half a day I would have been able to…  Well guess what people?  Today is that day!  Today is Leap Day, giving you an extra 24 hours—a whole day—to do whatever you want.  Leap Year adds an extra day to the calendar on February 29 once every four years.


The Gift of an Extra Day by Victoria M. JohnsonI’m using my time wisely.  I’m writing this blog post, sharing my thoughts, and I’ve added a beautiful earthquake poem on one of my other web sites, Fierce Planet.  Lately I haven’t had the time to blog as often as I’d like.  What with the grand opening celebrations of the new Los Gatos Library (I’m on the Friends of the library board) and becoming president of Scriptscene (the screenwriting chapter of the Romance Writers of America), Poetry Group meetings (I’m on the April Poetry Month committee), speaking engagements, and February being a busy month anyway, I just needed a day to get caught up.  I’m taking down my Christmas tree, too.  Don’t be alarmed.  I usually leave my tree up until Valentine’s Day, so I’m only a couple weeks behind.  I’ll have time not only to write, but also to read.  Yay!  Reading is a luxury these days.  A friend is writing a memoir and I look forward to seeing her progress.  I also have plans for tonight.  I’m making a special dinner for my special husband.  Candlelight?  Yes.  Wine?  Yes.


So if only for one day I’m slowing down, decompressing, getting caught up on a few things, and enjoying the good things in my life.  What about you?  What will you do with your extra 24 hours?

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