In the iconic John Hughes movie Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, Ferris reminds us that, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” These days, with all the travel I’ve been doing and even working at home where on and off the clock lines get very blurred, I have felt like life has been moving pretty fast, so yesterday we decided to heed Ferris’ wisdom and play hookey.

Ferris Beuller’s Day Off

To make the day even more awesome, we got my sister-out-law* involved and just as Ferris pulled his girlfriend Sloane out of school, we surprise pulled my nephews out of school and went to spend the day in Gainesville at the Florida Natural History Museum. (Yes, I was waiting by the car out front and said “Do you have a kiss for daddy?” when they came bounding out. I know they didn’t get the joke, but it sure was funny to me!) While we didn’t sing on any floats, we did joke about which one of us was Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago during our Jamaican lunch and also got some boba tea (first time for the kids), so all kinds of culture was included.


You may be thinking, “you played hookey to go to a museum?” Well if you’ll remember correctly, Ferris and the gang did all sorts of things on their day off, including going to a museum and there is an exhibit by Florida nature photographer (and blurb writer for my book) John Moran called “Springs Eternal” all about the health and future well being of the threatened Florida spring system that I have been wanting to see.


This is a vintage Weekee Watchee Springs postcard from the exhibit. More to come on this.

So while this post is light because I didn’t work on it yesterday, you can look forward to the next few being really interesting and all inspired by my day off! So with that, I recommend that you too heed Ferris and take a day off! Pull the kids from school, call out of work, make a homemade “Save Ferris” t-shirt, do whatever you need to do to spend a day enjoying life doing something outdoors or cultural that you have been wanting to do but haven’t been able to find the time because of life’s schedules. We all deserve an inspiration day to spark our wonder! Then we can all say, “Ferris Beuller, you’re my hero” when we are refreshed and renewed and ready to take on life again!


How cool is this cross stitch of the Ferris’ characters? 

Seeds to Sprout:

Check out what’s happening at the Florida Museum of Natural History

What on Earth is Boba Tea? It’s a fun tea from Taiwan with tapioca pearls (boba) or sometimes called “bubbles” Make some with this recipe!

Order a Wee Little Stitches Ferris Bueller crossstitch pattern and stitch yourself up a little reminder.

*(she’s my outlaw because even though my partner and I have been together 17 years we aren’t legally married and out law sounds way more fun)



I never knew there was a board game! I’d rather live it than play it though!

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