Hi! What’s going on?
I’m sitting here sipping spearmint tea under a fleecy blanket with my dog’s heavy, snoring head in my lap enoying the first day off I’ve had since January. And technically that day off I had in January wasn’t very relaxing since it was a result of our new puppy getting really sick and passing away.
I took today off in order to make my weekend a four-day stint. I’d been by myself all week while Ray was away camping with 27 other unwashed men (no thanks to that trip!) and during the time he was gone, I have been a workhorse. Between deep cleaning our house, being on dog-walk duty every day, hosting a belated Mother’s Day brunch and doing an enormous amount of yard work, I knew I would enjoy a break. No laundry, no chores, no cooking, no errands. No. I woke up at 8 and fed the dog and then she coerced me to get back into bed for awhile. haha! We both fell sound asleep (one of us was snoring!) for a couple blissful hours and after I’d laid in bed listening to the rain for long enough, I made coffee and then I took Grace for a long walk in the rain forest. We got absolutely soaked and I loved it. Mid day, mild, rainy trail walks are one of my favourite things in the world to do and there was no way I was missing it today!
After arriving home I ran a bubble bath, gave myself a facial and did some deep hair conditioning. After the bath, a pretty aqua manicure and now I’m sitting watching TV waiting for my favourite husband to come home from work! It’s been a perfectly wasted day. Nothing of substance has been accomplished and I feel completely recharged and relaxed as a result.
As mentioned above, I’ve been doing a lot of yardwork. I hand stripped, loaded, transported and then unloaded 330 pounds of moss, leaves and dead branches from our backyard. Seems like a LOT (and a good reason my back and arms are a bit achy and sore today) but sadly it’s just a drop in the bucket.
Here’s the Youtube link to a video I took of the backyard. (I can’t post video right to my blog, it’s a $300 upgrade so you’ll have to click the link if you want to see. CLICK HERE