Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

The Simple Things…

If you are like me, you are meeting yourself as you walk in the door.  I wave hello at the equally frazzled version of me as I come in from work and she is off to buy something/pick up something/bring someone somewhere….and hope that she did the laundry so I don’t have to.

I did something this past weekend that I’m kind of embarrassed to admit really stuck with me.  Because it was something I haven’t done in probably close to a year.  The fact that it really settled around me like warm milk and made me notice…makes me think I should do it again.

I sat down outside in the sunshine and did nothing.

On purpose.

I didn’t write, I didn’t pretend to write, I didn’t clean ANYTHING, I didn’t cook anything.  I sat outside in an old chair (yeah, that one up there isn’t mine…I wish it was!)  and listened to the cockatiels in our aviary chatter.  I closed my eyes and absorbed the warmth on my skin that was probably wondering what the heck I was doing.  My daughter came out to sit on the ground and read.  My old lady dog came outside to sit between us on a warm pavestone.  It was sooooo nice.  I loved it.

I’ve been so frantic since I signed with my publisher, bouncing from one issue and deadline to the next, that I haven’t taken the time to just enjoy the simple things.  It may get crazy again soon…in fact I want it to….but I’m hoping I’ll remember this time to stop and breathe.

What do you do to decompress?  Do you have a favorite place or activity?


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