What We’d Do with a Day at Home, in 6 Words

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I was thisclose.

6 words graphicI had it all mapped out for today. Ferris Bueller-esque. Minus the crumpled sports car and parade-float karaoke. Today, Nov. 30, is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. Disc golf and a library trip would’ve filled mine. So, too, frozen pizza and Elizabeth Banks.

Elizabeth Banks movies, anyway.

Then I got the email notification, at 8:10 p.m.: A 10:30 a.m. work meeting. Required. Holy hell. Oh well. I can still get in a round of disc golf,  toss a Totino’s pizza in the oven, and Liz will wait for me. Right?

I compile a monthly post called 6 Words here on Coach Daddy. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in six words. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt.

November 30 is Stay Home Because You’re Well Day. What would you do with it?

A slice of my tribe said the following:

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1. Pajamas, books, Netflix and zero chores.

Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me

2. Drink my cocktails way before five!

Missy, of Midlife Margaritas

3. Eat, sleep, read and then repeat.

Patricia C., of New Bloggy Cat

4. Bake cupcakes, write books, chat online.

Hilary, of Feeling Beachie

5. Decorate for Christmas, play with daughter.

Cassie P., of Secure Thoughts

6. Same thing I do every day?

Sarah, of Journeys of the Zoo

7. Go kayaking with a humpback whale.

Eric, of All in a Dad’s Work

8. Just sunbathe as long as possible.

Sandra, of A Momma’s View

9. Jammies all day. Nexflix and popcorn.

Mo, of Mocadeaux

10. Snuggle up with my two kiddies.

Lauren B., of Lauren Baldizar

11. Read, DVR catch up, veg out.

Janine H., of Confessions of a Mommyaholic

12. Sleep, eat and read … that’s all!

Ritu B., of But I Smile Anyway

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13. Everything off, snuggles and hot chocolate.

Stephanie J., of When Crazy Meets Exhaustion

14. Sofa, snacks, sleep, in that order.

Katy C., of Experienced Bad Mom

15. Sunlight is softer than your couch.

Tessa, of Nothing Was Said

16. pajamas on couch movie carb day.

beth, of i didn’t have my glasses on …

17. Spa, movie, read, nap, enjoy silence.

Beth T., of Beth Teliho

18. Contemplate doing everything; decided to ‘be.’

Lisa, of The Meaning of Me

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19. Beatles serenade me in the bath.

Rose, of Are You Thrilled

20. Puppy cuddles and ice cream FTW.

Carlee M., of Carlee McDot

21. Go to coast with Dog Bear.

Lisa, of The Blondie Barista

22. There is never enough time, ever.

Laura M., of Skinny and Single

23. Fire up Scrivener and write, uninterrupted!

Julia T., of Diary of a Word Nerd

24. Get all my Christmas stuff done.

Susan D., of Color Me Writing

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25. Cuddle with cats and a book.

Britt S., of Britt Skrabanek

26.  Catch up with my online friends.

Tat A., (@TatApostolova)

27. Bask in the glory of nature!

Laura B., of The Real Adventures of Becoming (whatever this thing is that I am presuming is the authentic and genuine) Me

28. Thanksgiving food consumed, time to decorate!

Beth C., of Dialysis Gal

29. Appreciate the quiet, nap and sing!

Shannon A., of Radio Chick

30. Not even get out of bed.

Kristin M., of Four Princesses and the Cheese

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31. Christmas prep: Decorate, wrap, bake, sing!

Kristi, of Thankful Me

32. Tuesdays are reconnect with myself day.

Dulcinea R., of Hodgepodge for the Soul

33. Gilmore Girls revival binge-watch, anyone?

Meredith S., of The Mom of the Year

34. With unlimited funds, fish the Caribbean.

Julie B., of Bug Bytes

35. Cleaning for dinner party Saturday. Bummer!

Kathy G., of The Second Half of My Life

36. I can’t stay home when I’m well!

GiGi, of Gigi Eats Celebrities

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37. Read until my eyes turn red!


38. Delegate chores, write at the coffeehouse.

Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-time Working Mom

39. Take away Thai, massage and music.

Miriam, of Out an’ About

40. Thirty minutes meditation, three layers nachos.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy

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  1. Great list of fun things to do. Thanks for having me, Eli.
    Cheers, (*’∀’人)

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for playing along, as always!

  2. Ritu says:

    I love how much reading features in this list!
    Would love to stay at home. It’s frosty and cold… however as a teacher… it’s kinda impossible!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Too bad you couldn’t just have the class over to your place for learning and hot cocoa.

      1. Ritu says:

        Total wishful thinking Eli!!!

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Wishful thinking is the caffeine in the rum and Coke of life, Ritu.

      3. Ritu says:

        Cheers to that!

  3. Great list. If I could be home alone, I’d definitely copy your idea of meditating. “Meditate and write, write some more.”

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I think the meditation would make the writing stellar, and the writing would make the meditation stellar.

  4. Lyn says:

    There’s an awful lot of eating, sleeping and reading going on here. LOL sounds perfect to me 😀

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Kind of heavenly, right? Just put it on repeat.

  5. How I love all of those!
    Cool wooden reindeer crafts!
    I thought I submitted one that went like
    “delegate chores, blog at mall’s coffeehouse”
    Happy nacho snacking!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Silly goose – you’re right there, at No. 38! Right above me!

  6. Miriam says:

    Oh I missed this one! Can I add my own …
    Take away Thai, massage and music 🍷
    Great selection of blogs 😊

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Just sent you a message, Miriam. Pad Thai would be awesome right about now. Yes, this roundup has some amazing writers in it … hope you get to check a few out! (and that those writers will check you out, too.)

      1. Miriam says:

        Awesome, thanks so much Eli. And thanks for sending me the message, I’m pondering my answer right now. 🙂

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        A virtual boatload of possibilities with that one, don’t you think? Good and evil.

      3. Miriam says:

        Oh yes and I just sent you mine … And I’m not a very good girl today 😏

      4. Miriam says:

        Actually today I behaved …

      5. Eli Pacheco says:

        Wonder how today’s looking.

      6. Miriam says:

        It’s been interesting … to say he least.

  7. ksbeth says:

    i see a common theme here, many of us would like to do less and at a slower pace. and there are a lot of couches involved. )

    1. beth teliho says:

      haha Yes! I thought the same thing. Major theme of rest, reading, pampering. Oh and nachos. 😉

      1. Eli Pacheco says:

        Right? Nachos are implied when it comes to all things happy.

    2. Eli Pacheco says:

      I like the sounds of doing less, and taking our time, beth. The couch is sort of the universal symbol for that sentiment!

  8. Loved getting to be a part of once again and thanks for including me. Now, if only I could get a day to do what I said I would love to above 😉

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s not a true 6 Words without you. If we weren’t able to do this Nov. 30, I’d implore all of us to schedule a day. Seriously. Do it.

  9. Pleasant Street says:

    Fun! Looks like I am going out once, to get the fixings for nachos

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s awesome fun, actually. If I were prime minister, I’d require all nachos essentials be stored in a central location in all grocery stores.

  10. Julia Tomiak says:

    I love Tessa’s- “Sunlight is softer than your couch.” Quite the inspiration to go outside and play a round of frisbee golf! ;). Sadly, it’s raining here today. Sorry you won’t get a full day off- enjoy what you can and thanks for including me!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Tessa’s all deep and stuff, Julia – you’d love her stuff! And yes, if I could remember to bring my discs with me to work, every day is a good day for some plastic chucking!

      Rainy here, too, which is rare lately. So glad you could be in this one!

  11. I’m interested to hear who your “strange blogger friends” are…

    As always, thanks for including me and causing me to think, if only once a month.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Some of my ‘strange blogger friends’ are in real zoos, Sarah! Thinking once a month is far more than many of us tend to muster, my friend. So glad to have you along.

  12. build castles, fight monsters, save world!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      That’s a day I could repeat a few times a year, Jenn … awesome.

  13. beth teliho says:

    Thanks for including me once again! Love it! You had me at nachos, Eli…. ❤

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s a pleasure to have you here, B.T. Let’s do this again. Nachos are essential.

  14. pilch92 says:

    Great answers 🙂 I would do the same as #25.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Glad you liked them! And I would have bet the farm (or at least two slices of pizza) that No. 25 would appeal to you!

  15. This was fun AND I’m getting to read more entertaining blogs from this post! Cheers Eli!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      There’s a ton of gems in here, Missy – yours included. Glad to have you aboard.

  16. skinnyandsingle says:

    Thanks for the mention 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Thanks for giving me a bang-up reason to mention you, Laura.

      1. skinnyandsingle says:


  17. 1jaded1 says:

    Thank you for including me in the fun. So many ideas if I ever get a day off. 🙂 I like the picture.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s good to have you along, LJ. These ideas are good enough to force a day off, I believe. Always spectacular to get in a Dewback when one can, right?

  18. Zero chores sounds really, really, really good to me right now!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Just nine letters for exponential freedom, right Judy?

  19. radiochick74 says:

    Thanks for having me, Eli! I love yours! 💗

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You’ve always got a place here, Shannon. I’d even share the nachos. Mostly.

  20. Kisma says:

    I honestly don’t know which one I love more because they are all wonderful ideas!

    As always, thank you for the invite and the kick I needed to get back online.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s a bountiful catch, isn’t it Tiff? Can’t wait to read your words again.

  21. Hilary says:

    I love this list!!!!

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You could just pick one at random and win, couldn’t you Hil?

  22. skinnyandsingle says:

    PS I just love this one:

    15. Sunlight is softer than your couch.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      Tessa rocks the house, Laura. You should check out her stuff.

      1. skinnyandsingle says:

        Yes I have and will keep reading

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Here’s hoping you got some traction out of this too.

      3. skinnyandsingle says:

        We hope so 🙂 lots of new followers this week for sure

      4. Eli Pacheco says:

        Really? That’s awesome. Email me if you want in for December. You’ll love the prompt.

      5. skinnyandsingle says:


  23. amommasview says:

    Ferris Bueller!!!! Gosh, I love that movie! I might stop sunbathing and watch the movie again… it’s been a while. Thanks for that, it was fun and I can’t wait for your next “challenge”…

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      I watched it with my kids for the first time recently. They’re usually not into 80s movies, because they move at a snail’s pace compared to this instant-messaging, Vine-inspired world.

      You could watch while sunbathing, there’s no law against that. The next challenge is a fun one … stay tuned.

      1. amommasview says:

        I so want to watch with the kids. My son for sure. I bet he likes it…

      2. Eli Pacheco says:

        Highly recommended. There are other 80s flicks that aren’t so today’s-kid friendly, but I’m reaching a point that the language and content don’t matter as much as they once did.

        Ferris is proving, so far, a bit timeless. I bet your boy would appreciate it.

      3. amommasview says:

        I know he will love it!

  24. amommasview says:

    Reblogged this on A Momma's View and commented:
    What would you do with an entire day at home, just by yourself? Eli asked the question and we answered. In only 6 words. Can you do it too?

  25. Lutheranliar says:

    Pet cat, read book, drink wine. (This is a wonderful post. Thank you!!!!!)

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      You’ll fit in just fine around here, Alice. Just fine. (And thank you!)

  26. mocadeaux says:

    I could get on board with just about all of these. It occurs to me, though, that the real treat would be to be able to hit the pause button on life so we could fully enjoy our “one day” without thinking about all of the thing piling up, sure to need attention the next day. Alas, the perfect cure to that stress would be your three layer nachos and Missy’s midday margaritas.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s a righteous list, Mo. A paused day might have to become the subject of a future six words – or at least a post.

      No matter what, the three-layer nachos and midday margaritas deserve serious consideration.

  27. Cristina says:

    wow this is such a great list ! Perfect if you have a free day and no idea what to do 🙂

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      So glad you liked it, Christina! These are worthy of carving out time for, too. Even without a free day.

  28. Rorybore says:

    I like your sense of balance — workout and then eat! ha. I’m gonna end up cleaning something though – I just know it. It’s a never ending blizzard of mess around here…. you have to keep on top of it or you get buried. But then… maybe Netflix or a hot bath and a good book.

    1. Eli Pacheco says:

      It’s what keeps the universe in order, Les. I’m happy to do my part. I’d definitely can a couple of things … a plate and a bowl, probably.

      I’d opt for the Netflix and bath, though. Mess ain’t gonna be stopped either way!

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