Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Slice of Heaven

I was given the gift of time today. I found myself with a 2 hr.(!) lunch today. I gave a quick call to the hubby to see if I was needed at home. He told me too use my time just for me, that I needed it because I've been really busy lately and taking care of things for him too... so "go to the library and rest yourself". Whee!! May I just say I find nothing more thrilling than to be able to visit the library with no time constraints. O.K., if it's raining and I'm at the library....Bliss. Couple this with the fact that the library has been closed several days and you've got one grateful girl!

I found a fantastic book right of the bat about salvaged interiors. I don't have it handy right now, so actual title will come later. It is GORGEOUS!! Stunning interiors, very inspirational. I also checked out Joan Anderson's A Year at Sea. It's about a woman who took a sabbatical and spent some time at the ocean to sort out who she is. I completely understand and it's interesting to read about her journey. I've read a portion of another one of her books, so I'm familiar with her story. Found a Rosamunde Pilcher novel that I don't own. Let's see if I actually have time to read it.

I ordered lunch from the red headed girl with pigtails. I was so proud of myself--I usually drive up giving myself a pep talk about getting a salad and am horrified to find the words "I'll have a number 1 combo" coming out of my mouth. Well, today, I had a SALAD! Hurrah for me!! I went to a local park and ate while looking at a book. It was all so leisurely, I can't tell you when I've had an afternoon like that.

I was feeling so renewed and in such a better state of mind that returning to work and finding several gaps in my appointment book didn't even disappoint me.

I can't believe the week is half over... how's your week going?


HeyJules said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good day! My week is going well but very slow. Could you perhaps speed the hands of time up between the hours of 8-5? Thanks much!

She sure is strange! said...

Yeah for salads! And books, and 2-hour lunches! In the rain in the library. Wow. I'm a detached hippyish kind of person too. Glad to meet ya!!!