Operation: Recharge

by Elizabeth on March 29, 2010 · 0 comments

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“Oranges (If She Only Had a Recipe for Happiness)” by MFayre

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of March?

2010 is flying, and it’s almost left me behind once or twice. Only three months ago we welcomed in the new year, and casually discussed the idea of saving more money and finding a cheaper place to rent.

Two weeks later we’d signed a new lease, packed up, moved in, bought furniture, hosted guests, calmed the overwhelmed dog, and found our feet in a brand new part of town; all the while being stretched to the max in our fulltime jobs.

It’s been very rewarding, but utterly exhausting. Last weekend was blissfully unremarkable – no appointments, no guests, no deadlines. I made bread and cupcakes in my funny little kitchen, Tim slept in and reacquainted himself with the couch, we played a board game by candlelight during Earth Hour and spent some time hanging out with the four-legged fur creature.

Those two days stretched out to four somehow, and energised me enough to finish off a few little things around the house that were previously too overwhelming to think about.

“Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s made me realise just how precious my downtime is, and how important it is to just take the phone off the hook once in a while. It gave Tim and I a chance to just enjoy each others company without watching the clock. I’m all about simple pleasures like that.

Next weekend will be 5 days long, thanks to Good Friday and a couple of extra days tacked onto the other side. I plan to schedule as little of it as possible, and cross my fingers for cold and rainy weather. All I want to do is hang out in my pretty new house, read, write and draw.

(Hey Tim, you’re invited! x)

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