To me playtime is stepping away from the mundane, the everyday, and engaging in something that makes you silly grin happy, and blissfully immune to everyday cares.
I like to go on horseback rides. This is something I rarely get to do, but the experience of racing across an open field on the back of a galloping horse is like no other.
I like to go on walking tours. My husband and I have walked through some amazing places in our life, both literally and figuratively, and hope to continue this practice as long as our legs will carry us.
I love to get together for food and fun with family and friends. Wow, there’s some alliteration for you. Can I add a few more F’s? How about fantastic food and fabulous fun with favorite family and friends! (Fine, fewer frivolous phrases in the future.) We also have a great card game we like to play where everyone ends up on their feet, flinging cards across the table and laughing like maniacs. Crazy playtime.
On the calmer side, I cherish my quiet time. When I have a few precious moments to myself, I love to sink into a comfy chair with a good book – Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer, M.M. Kaye, the Brontes, Mary Stewart, Ann Tyler . . . aah, so many books so little time.
And last but not least, I love reading the new authors I’ve lately come across. My fellow bloggers, people from all over the world whose ideas and perspectives enlighten and entertain, and inspire me to be a better writer.
Now everyone go play.