Friday, November 17, 2006

My Day Off Paid Off!!

Hey All, I must say my day OFF was a great 'pay off'. I definitely relaxed more than I have for quite a while, I did some things around the house that helped me feel as if I had accomplished something other than just being an object existing in this space.

It felt good to do some laundry, do some vacuuming, do a bit of plant rearranging (in preparation of the oncoming Christmas Tree), do a bit or sorting and pitching of stuff I don't really need around, and YES even some knitting (both holiday and my own). On top of all that, I took the dogs to get their nails clipped, and spent some quality time with my DH (who managed to come home early from work). So all in all it was a very good day. I may have even regained a bit of peace and serenity.

This morning I actually sat down and took the time to meditate and do a bit of yoga. Of course my poor body/muscles are absolutely clueless as to what I was doing and why would I be doing it. I know they will get used to it again as long as I persevere. I guess maybe having a whole day to just contemplate some things has helped me regain some focus that has disappeared from my life lately.

I must say Thank You to those of you who read this and know that I have been focused on stuff that has only been causing me trouble lately...Thank You for being patient and being gentle with me. I guess that is what friendship is all about.

I have a few things planned for this morning, but then I must return to work. But I will return in a better place

Do take care one and all!!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

A day OFF

Wow, what a concept. I have a whole day off today. Oh my!! What shall I do....hmmmmm??

Well, first there was sleeping in until 8am, then there was the 1st load of laundry, and then feed the dogs, and then feed me. Checked the computer and email, and will throw in the 2nd load here in a moment. I have some vacuuming to do, and a phone call to a very dear friend (to whom I have not spoken to in a while), and hopefully while on the phone I can do some holiday knitting.

Next day off will be next Wed when we will be on the road driving to Pennsylvania to visit my parents for Thanksgiving.

Have gotten a few rows of my knitted lace shawl done here and there. Still working on some holiday knitting gifts and trying to figure out what Christmas shopping I have already done, and who I still need things for. I can't believe it is already that time of the year.

This year has both gone terribly fast and exhaustingly slow at the same time. I guess that is what happens as we get older.

I hope everyone is well and that you are doing all the things you want to be doing.
Take Care

Monday, November 13, 2006

Yes, I am still here....

I know, I know. It has been forever since I have taken the time to sit down and write here in my blog. As usual life seems to be taking over for me. With the holiday shopping season in full swing here, my hours at the store are mounting. My time here at home seems to be at a premium, and then there is time to spend with DH when he is home and the boys when they are here. My head spins at the thought of it sometimes.

I must admit I did get a little time to do some knitting on my shawl. When I am working on it, I really enjoy that bit of time. A little escape for me I guess you could say. Unfortunately then everything that 'needs' to be done closes in on me.

So the few hours that I have here at home this morning will be laundry, a bit of finance work on the computer, and hopefully a few rows on my shawl.

Hope all are doing well and I look forward to visiting your blogs.