I hope you had as pleasant a weekend as I did. My mother-in-law came for an overnight visit, which gave me an excuse to drop my usual routine and go with the flow. I don’t know about you, but I too often become slave to my schedule and to-do list (out of fear that I’ll slack off and get too far behind to catch up!) instead of staying in the moment and doing what feels right. This weekend, I relaxed more, spent time talking with Mom and followed my instincts regarding the things I did. Despite “losing” an hour to Daylight Saving Time, I ended up having the most delight-ful weekend, as well as accomplishing the following:
Ate at a new local restaurant we’ve been meaning to try for breakfast Sunday.
Repotted plants. A few of my orchids needed attention, and I had a new rosemary plant to take out of its peat pot as well as some tiny basil seedlings that needed transplanting.
Trimmed catnip leaves to dry for Prudy (and a few of my friends who also have catnip-loving cats).
Cleaned and refilled the birdbath.
squirrel bird feeder outside my office window.
Bathed Scout and washed her dog bed.
Took Prudy on a supervised wander in the back yard.
Picked some volunteer Florida Everglades tomatoes (and ate them).
Watched an episode of The Gilmore Girls from a library DVD while I planned my week.
Sorted through some old magazines, keeping the few pages I wanted and letting the rest go.
So often it’s the little things, the simple pleasures, that add up to happy days—both now and in the future. Even though I did only what I felt like doing, I still got many things done. And I’ll enjoy the results, when my orchids bloom, when we eat the fresh herbs, and when I watch the
on the feeder.
What did you do this weekend?