we still need to Rest.
we shall return shortly.
lots of work to do.
yes, it’s the weekend.
but deadlines wait for no (wo) man ;-)
so we just needed a sensational amount of rest.
and the sunshine this morning and birdsong and cool breeze fluttering through the half open window is tickling our knees as we sit and read and eat grapefruit and drink (half-caf) milky coffee and sigh, gently and recuperate.
we saw friends on two occasions yesterday – at lunchtime and after they all finished work – a treat – just an hour’s visit each – nearby – we walked slowly – it felt good to see people and then delicious to smile and hug and head back and sleep some more.
a lovely day stretches ahead…………
we weren’t feeling so tip top today.
it was our first week back, after all.
so we told the Day Job we’d work from home and rest.
and so we did. and in between the work stints, we had a nice lie down and did some deep breathing and the nausea from the calcium pills (yup, still on them) passed eventually.
during those moments, we read MFK Fisher’s lovely “Serve it Forth” (part of the lovely lady-of-letters care package) and it helped.
then we took in a little sunshine (Such a Nice Day Today) as well as an hour or so in tranquil repose at the local library:
couldn’t POSSIBLY say.
was at very grown up conference all day and ran here (Algonquin) for a quick pot of tea, to re-align my aesthetic sensibilities again (lots of biz-boyz-speak at conference and god knows a potted fern, soft-spoken waiters and a piano player does the trick after such an experience)………then there’s a dinner (ah! the grandfather clock just chimed – how lovely) shortly…..
still – learned a lot (for the day job) so time most-well-spent.
ah – tea pot coming towards me – earl grey – fragrant bergamot delightful.
btw, just felt like one of those ladies in a magazine as I did the quick change of top – spritz of Chanel #5, brush teeth and a moist wipe (lavender since you ask) to freshen visage.
feel all capable and sorted once more.