Day after day, I have weeded, and mulched, and potted, and pruned, and cleaned, and cooked, and painted ... until yesterday. My body and my mind had had enough, and I spent the whole day doing a whole lot of nothing.
You all understand me well enough to know that my version of 'nothing' isn't really nothing. No major accomplishments, though. I cooked and froze a big batch of vegetable hash with zucchini and peppers and onions that were given to us by a friend ... did a crossword puzzle ... read the newspaper and a bunch of blogs and caught up with friends on Facebook ... went to the store to get milk, lunchmeat, and coffee creamer ... and a few other insignificant things that I can't recall right now.
Giving myself permission to be a bum for a day felt really good. I was pretty energized when I woke up this morning, after taking my mental and physical day off. The weather is a factor, no doubt, as our heat from the weekend is gone and today was pleasantly warm with a bright blue sky and very low humidity.
I eased back into my routine today, spending a few hours working in the roses, enjoying the sunshine.
This evening, after dinner of sautéed shrimp and vegetable hash, Ruby and I are spending some quality time on the glider on our back porch ... listening to birds and watching the sun set.
It doesn't get any better than this!