I absolutely love how a change of routine can make you giddy with excitement for something that once happened so frequently it was taken for granted, and that is a day to oneself to do with exactly as one pleases!!
I went to bed last night going over all the options in my head for what today would hold. I knew I wanted a home day, no driving in the car, and I simply was not entertaining any thoughts of being in touch with my inner Domestic Goddess. No way! The house, I thought, was relatively clean and tidy, the washing of clothes was pretty much up to the minute, so all those thoughts were pushed aside. This was going to be a guilt-free day! A day for taking it easy. And who better to learn from than this one.
Girls up, washed, dressed, fed and out the door by 8.30 with a "Have a fabulous day. Love you!" And then seven whole hours stretched out ahead of me, to play with, to fill exactly how I pleased. What to do first? Get dressed, or lounge around in my pyjamas all day? Be completely decadent and watch a movie, read a book, flip through magazine pages. Crochet, knit, cut fabric, quilt, take photos, sort through family history? I'd love it if you came over and we could have a cup of tea and do a spot of crafting together.
The bed was made because I didn't want the temptation of sneaking back there, then after doing time on the computer catching up on some lovely blog visiting, and some serious family history catching-up, crochet on the couch with my pooch and an episode or two of "Offspring" finally won out. No guilt.
And now I feel refreshed and ready to go again. Sometimes we just need a bit of time to do something or nothing or whatever takes our fancy. It certainly worked wonders for this little black duck!!
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