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Why I take a non crank day as often as I can

May 1, 2017

What’s a non crank day you ask? It’s a day that I do not crank my car at all. I don’t go anywhere unless there is an emergency. I started my non crank days as a new tradition for 2017 because I felt that I was ripping and running all day long during the week and that I needed to have some time for myself. I have to take it….I have to be selfish because if I don’t take a day for me to rest my body, my soul, and my mind I will end up in someone’s hospital. I usually take a non crank day on Sundays. I don’t go to church here in Atlanta ( I couldn’t find a decent one so I gave up and watch sermons online) and most people don’t have parties or things planned on Sundays. Sundays are the perfect day to take a non crank day. Sometimes though I have to switch up and if I must I will take Saturday as my non crank day and do things on Sunday. I make my schedule like that (the perks of being the boss!) so that I can move things around or schedule things all in one day. I am a stickler for planning ahead of time. Do not….I repeat do not come to me and ask me to do something at the last minute because I make my schedule ahead of time so if you have a party going on that Sunday and I already have plans on not cranking that Sunday guess who won’t be at your party (points fingers at me) I am sorry in advance but I need this day. So what do I do on my non crank days? Work…….

  • Cook and prep meals for the week
  • Wash all the clothes (normally about 4 loads)
  • Spot clean (I have a cleaning lady that my uncle pays for so I only have to touch up)
  • Lay on my couch and nap
  • Write out about 2-3 blog posts and take the pictures for them
  • Nap some more
  • Wander around my house and touch things because I am like the wind the rest of the week and I don’t get to see or touch my house for long periods of time
  • Watch TV and catch up with netflix series and shows on my DVR
  • Spend time with the kids (most of the time they get me on Saturday nights because that is there time so I actually don’t spend any time with them on my non crank day unless I didn’t get to spend time with them the night before)
  • Don’t talk to anyone on the phone and only text folks

I thought I would show you all a day of what it feels like to not crank so here is a day in the life of our non crank Saturday/Sunday

We get up late around here and cook some english muffin french toast

My son helps make breakfast he is in charge of the meat

Then I make my son take out the trash…its kind of heavy but he got it lol

He was wheezing the night before so I thought it was time to bring Mr. Neb out he has severe allergies and asthma

My daughter thinks its dance time so I watch her dance around the house

Now it’s time to help her clean her room she says she needs more money and has a list of things that she likes instead of cleaning her room

Clothes are washed, rooms are cleaned, kitchen is clean….now it’s time to do some blog posts. I knock about 3 of them out

My son is quiet…..let me go check on him….yep as I suspected playing xbox live with his friends

Now it’s time for a pre dinner meal. I am hungry lol

It’s okay to not rip and run sometimes. I do so much during the week with kids activities and other things that I truly love spending time alone on the weekends with my thoughts. It’s funny because I use to always want to be on the go but as I get older and I pay for a home…I know that sometimes I need to be in the very thing I work hard to pay for. Do you have a non crank day? How does your weekend look?







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    robin rue
    May 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Hahaha, I have A LOT of non crank days. I work from home, so a lot of days there is no need for me to go anywhere.

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    May 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I’m always on the go somewhere. That’s just me, I like being out and about. However, I have my non crack days during the week, and sometimes on the weekends.

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    Amber Myers
    May 1, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    I love non crank days! I actually love when I don’t have to go anywhere. It’s wonderful to just stay at home and not have to battle traffic.

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    Alli Smith
    May 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I try to take at least one non-crank day a week. It’s where I unplug from blogging, social media, etc. I always look forward to that day. I laughed about not “cranking” your car. I remember when I moved to Tulsa from GA. One day my car wouldn’t start and I called my workplace to let them know I’d be late because my car wouldn’t crank. When I got there, the entire architectural firm was crowded into the front entrance and they asked me, in unison, “why are you late?” When I said my car wouldn’t crank, they all burst out laughing. They had never heard that expression and they teased me about it constantly. I had to laugh with them. Love this!

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    May 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    That is actually a good idea! I cannot do a full non-crank day because we have one car and I have to take my kiddo and my husband work. But I do like the idea of not going anywhere and getting as much done as you can over the day!

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    Mimi Green
    May 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I love the name, at first I had no idea. I take those days to just chill out. Especially when we are on the go more than usual.

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    Christy Maurer
    May 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I need more non-crank days! More non-cranky ones too lol. It is hard when you’ve got a lot to do! I love all of your pictures!

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    Jaime Ervin
    May 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    This is a really great idea! I love days when I can work from home. I get so much done without having to run around!

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    Claudia Krusch
    May 1, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I think this is a great idea. We often get so busy it is hard to stay home. I have so much I could do if I had one day a week where I stayed home.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    May 2, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I love to take it easy and find opportunities to lay low and relax with my family. Hanging out indoors is so much fun for me and the family.

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    May 2, 2017 at 1:41 am

    Love the concept of this blog post. Most of us are so busy everyday, it’s important to remember to slow it down when we can. I really need to find one of these days.

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    May 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Non crank days, I would love to have a few days of that myself. I will have to make it a point to.

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    May 2, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I love “non crank” days but I have found myself having too many of them lately…on the days I’m off work anyway. So I actually had to make myself get out of the house today and I actually had the best day ever!!

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    My Teen Guide
    May 2, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Oh how I wish I had those non-crank days! But in a male dominant household, I don’t stand a chance. Oh well, if I cannot have a non-crank day, at least a non-crank half day would be nice. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    David Elliott
    May 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

    I have plenty of days without my daughter. So the weekends that I do have here become very important to me. There aren’t many that are spent like that at home. Although it does remind me of what things were like when I was with my ex.

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    Maurene Cab
    May 2, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Everyone deserves as rest. I believe it is not just for ourselves, but for others. If we want to function better, we need to rest.

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    May 2, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I love the idea of an non-crank day. Its hard to do, but fun at the same time ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Nikka Shae
    May 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I like the concept of this! I will have non crank days soon!! lol

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