|Slowing down, hubby grilling....|
Fast forward an hour and the silence is shattered almost non-stop by the cars rushing past. Where is everyone going? And why are they in such a hurry to get there?
I am savoring this morning. Sipping my coffee, talking to you, it is my first almost completely whatever I want weekend in far too long. I guess whatever I want... might be a bit of a stretch, more like whatever I need to do weekend. And I am excited for it!
I am not in a hurry to get there, unlike the folks rushing past outside. I am taking a leisurely stroll to the finish line today. For now Zorro and I are curled up in my chair. Soon I will clean up the house, run to the parts store to finally fix that silly lawn mower that I accidentally broke at the end of the season last year. Hubby and I will tune up both mowers. I want to pick up my bedding plants and finally get all of my beds in. It's supposed to be beautiful today, perfect for putting in some soil and plants.
I am going to pull all of the radishes and start over. I need to do a bit of radish research, I never had problems with them until about three years ago. Now the darn things bolt to seed almost non-stop. I hardly harvest any and frankly it is really making me mad. I have switched beds, seeds, types, you name it and followed the directions to a T, something I rarely do... still no radishes. Not a happy feeling!
Maybe today we will even start the green house... hmmmm... the possibilites are stretched out before us and endless today! I love it! Or maybe I could spray paint the old grill and plant flowers in it as my aunt suggested, or sand and paint the outside freezer shocking yellow with a huge flower on it like I have been dreaming of doing for so long. Or, or, or... Oh my I might just make myself giddy like a kid on Christmas with all the fun stuff I want to tackle. I love working on my yard. Maybe hubby and I can pick up the red paint for the shed, it's sunny and nice... although there is a chance of rain. Maybe we should wait until next weekend for that... it's supposed to be beautiful next weekend!
Tomorrow we are expecting more rain and storms, I think most of the inside stuff will wait until then. Tomorrow we can make soap, put hubby's quilt on the long arm, start a few of my projects... tomorrow will be for hiding inside, today will be for the sunshine!
I can't be the only one that day dreams about how to spend their weekends. I find that lately I am working so much that I push the stuff that makes me smile off into a corner and just veg when I have a moment to stop. I need to get that back into balance. It was making me a crabby person yesterday. I was so angry at the world, and for no reason. Just that I was tired and hadn't been creative in a very, very long time.
This morning, I feel refreshed - no not from a good nights sleep - my Gator boy is having some serious mommy I miss you issues, so he slept on me. But simply from knowing that I have just over 48 hours that belong to me! Time to make my house feel like a home again, not a way station. Time to spoil all my boys and that silly girl too. I love being wife and mom, last night fixing dinner and doing wife and mom stuff I slowly started feeling human again. I have 48 hours to enjoy my family, my home, and my yard. To slow down, maybe even sit by a fire. I am so excited about it I can't hardly breath.
I don't know why we hurry so much anymore, I don't understand how we allow the scales to be unbalanced, but we do. I raise my coffee to a glorious day of me time!!! How are you spending your 48 hours?