It’s been a busy few weeks in my life, both while at home and while away, and I guess my brain needed some downtime today. Usually up and dressed by 8 on Saturdays, this morning I was still sleeping. I just kept having these little dreams where I was very busy and involved, and when I thought of waking up, I would sink right back into sleep and more of the dreams would come. It was as though I had problems to solve in those dreams and couldn’t let them go. Maybe, my brain is trying to tell me something.
I finally shook off the dreams, got up, and started the Saturday chores–watering the lawns, doing laundry, writing thank-you notes for the nonprofit for which I am working, and reading Facebook and Twitter posts. Being Saturday, I need not think about what to eat for breakfast as Terry makes pancakes on these mornings. A cup of coffee and the newspaper will round out my morning.
Today was my first vacation Saturday at home and I have loved every minute of it. First of all, I got up to a very clean house thanks to my wonderful friend who cleaned it for me yesterday. (Thank you, Melissa)
I ran errands without jingle-jangled nerves knowing I had to get home to do something. All that had to be done was a load of towels. (Praise God for a washer & dryer)
I had my hair cut and colored which was desperately needed. My bangs were falling in my eyes. You can see this in the graduation pictures. Every picture I looked at made me cringe and swipe at my bangs. (thank you, Denise, the best hairdresser around)
I have spent the afternoon reading, napping, and catching up on other blogs.
It’s close to dinner time and I’m going to make pork chops and mashed potatoes. (Thanks to Whole Foods)
And, it’s the longest day of the year. Wonderful.
After a grueling week, I decided to do only what I wanted to do today. I grocery shopped in the morning so we will have food to eat this next week, then I worked out in the backyard because the temperatures have gotten so warm and it just feels good to be outside. Also, even though I don’t have a green thumb, my backyard had become a little overgrown with some wild grasses and also the nandinas near the fence needed thinning. Here I am, in the thick of things.
After I filled the green container, I decided to spend the rest of the day reading a new Mary Higgins Clark book, “Where are you now?” This is my idea of a perfect Saturday.