Normally on a Monday I would have things to do, places to go, people to see. This Monday is not normal. An appointment at noon that will consume the rest of my day, and I dare not be late. That means I can’t get to involved in anything that might take my full attention. Although writing a blog does take my full attention, I decided to write about waiting.
I’m already half ready for my appointment, but want to put on nice fresh garments just before I leave home. But dressing will not take an hour and a half. Then I am basically done with my life for the day, as another procedure will leave me mildly drugged and unable to drive, use heavy machinery, nor be responsible for any legal decisions I might be tempted to make. Anything I say in the following 24 hours will be suspect.
But I do have a couple of hours of clear thinking now, and as I have a freshly cleaned home in preparation, I have time for a brief blog. Edward Scizzorhands (I wonder if Redbox would have that movie) is wielding his sharp woodworking tools and the hum makes me feel a little guilty about doing nothing for another entire day while he is working all day.
I am lounging in my new PJ’s, enjoying time with Shadow, who was on my lap, but now is walking all over the desk and getting between me and the keyboard. I try to move Shadow to an out-of-the-way place, and taking offense she leaves, to sit in her basket by the window. Perfect.
The dogs are at the kennel and Blue is off in the house on his own. Shadow will be my companion. I will be petting her soft, silky fur, as I get taken care of and get waited upon by Hubby. I apologize that I won’t be thinking of you working hard, accomplishing something, and having meaningful interaction with colleagues, family, and friends. I have a day of rest.
I will try to enjoy my rest without guilt for all I am not accomplishing. I hope you also will take a few guilt free moments, several times during the day, just to breathe and enjoy a little peace before you dive back into the fray.
Enjoy your day.