For some of us it's grocery shopping, for others it's getting a haircut or visiting the beauty parlor and, of course, there is always that little visit to the hardware store to pick up all those odds and ends for those nagging little chores that Saturday always brings.
But there is something just nice about having a less regimented schedule and, if you're like me, there's always the anticipation of a Saturday afternoon with family and friends where you can forget work, the world's crises, if only for a few hours, and just have some fun.
And now that football season is about to crank up, those wonderful Fall Saturday afternoons will be filled with cheers and/or groans as we watch our favorite teams in action. It's just nice to have the weekend for the short time it is with us and we surely need to unwind.
So turn off the news channel, put the work you brought home away for awhile and enjoy this day. If you don't like football you can take a walk, ride a bike, go to the beach or lake, or visit a museum or take in a movie. It really doesn't matter what you do as long as you get a chance to relax. Just like you need to recharge your spiritual batteries tomorrow morning, Saturday morning is just a great time to ease your mind and laugh and play.
So here's to Saturday, the day we wait for all week and once again it's here. We'll get back to the serious stuff bright and early Monday. Believe me, it will be here soon enough.