This weekend is one I’m taking to do what I want, when I want, and how I want. *stomps foot*
This is not out of selfishness (wel, at least not bad selfishness); it is out need to renew and recharge. Many people think that August is an easy month for me at work. Why? One word: recess. However, this recess is not the one of our youth – swings, slides, and fresh air. This is a 5+ week stretch of long hours, lots of events, high-stress, eating crappily (if at all), not being able to sleep, and a lot of coffee.
In order to unwind after the last three-ish weeks, I started off last night by hanging out with some friends and having a couple of tasty beverages. The night included a lot of talking, randomness, and laughter – this is never a bad thing.
So far today, I’ve mowed the lawn and did some yardwork, did laundry, gave Scout a bath, and got a pedi. Now I’m relaxing on the couch with some iced tea after eating some quasi-breakfast tacos and watching Bones on Netflix. Will finish laundry at some point, and who knows maybe take a nap.
Tomorrow will be some more relaxing, a little bit of cooking, updating Quicken, cleaning my room, and probably more Netflix and reading. Maybe I’ll fit in some picture hanging, and I think I may have committed to playing softball tomorrow night.
I’m going to avoid thinking about work or the events of the prior week. I’m not going to ponder the pending mail and writing I have to do next week. I’m going to focus on things that make me happy, things that amuse me, things that an somewhat mindless.
Sometimes we all need to do this. You’ve got to listen to your body to know what you need. I’m doing just that, and it feels great.
I will end this post with a song – “Let your Light” by Ben Abraham. Enjoy.
Great post, great song – and great to see you devoting time to what you want to do in the midst of all the hard work you do for others.