We honor sabbath in our household. We turn off computers and televisions and just 'be'. What I have discovered is that this rejuvenates our minds and thus we have become more creative. And connected.
My eldest, who is autistic, tends to be less angry. Although it was a fight to get her used to the idea of having a day off. Since 13, she has been an aggressive autistic with possible bipolar. But she now understands and enjoys a day of no electronics which usually controls her.
The only outside activity is special needs baseball which is only held on Saturdays. Actually I don't think they realize that there could possibly be a non-Christian in their group. LOL But that's okay because the games make my girls happy.
What happens to my husband and I is that we get centered and creativity pushes itself out, emerging like a flower amongst the rocks. Of course we have an entire house to experiment on. A small house; but a house that needs some inspiration, to be sure.
Friday was one of those days.
This was definitely a rush job (but a well done one) with all four of us working on this just in time for sundown on Friday. On Saturday we were sore but really proud of what was accomplished. My husband joked that I just had to stop reading Tiny House blog but it does give me my best ideas.
We are planning for cat walks going from the living room and down the hall to keep our 7 cats from trying to kill us by tripping. Also 'stuff animal' shelves near the ceiling in both girl's rooms along with platforms with drawer under all beds and a mosaic counter top of the sun, moon and stars. THAT endeavor will take more than a day! :)
We must stop, however, coming up with the ideas just being Friday evening. I will still be reading tiny house blogs for inspiration.