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PERFECT REFRESHMENT
The last time I had a 4-day weekend I was super-productive. This time, I've been a total slug. A super slug! I HAVE done laundry, because you pretty much can't NOT do laundry when you're a family of four, but otherwise? I've read and read and read and slept in and watched all of season 3 of The Big Bang Theory and gone for walks and sat on the porch and sat on the trampoline and done nothing much of note. Sometimes the slug just beats the bee.

It seems to be harder and harder to find things to write about here, right now. I don't seem to have any motivation to sit at the computer and update my status anywhere or write about anything. The sky is a bright blue with soft feathery clouds crossing it, and the birch leaves are shimmering like silver in the breeze. Butterflies are busy as are the big bumblebees but not me. I could be cleaning the bathroom. I could be going grocery shopping. I could be vacuuming the house and I may yet. But for now, I think I shall take my book and a tall glass of ice water and dangle my bare toes off the end of the lounge chair on the porch before I go for a walk in an hour or so.

There's nothing better than a super-productive 4-day weekend...unless it's one like this.

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. — Jane Austen
 refreshed
mood: refreshed
music: Paula Abdul—Straight up


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I love BBT. Each episode is clever; it never disappoints.

It's so true. I'll be sad when we're done with the box set!

(Anonymous)
From Megsie

I am a professional slug. It is one of my few talents. I am so happy to hear that YOU have your sluggish moments too. I have been writing, just not online. It feels good. Possibly because it doesn't have to be "publishable" and partly because it is just a story, not really about anything true. It is fun-play writing. I have never really tried it before. I tell myself stories all the time while I am working around the house, but I have never done it in my notebook. Maybe it will lead to a post? Not the story, but the writing. I am nervous about that first post after such a long break!

Re: From Megsie

You'd never know it to hear me talk, but I'm a slug at heart. :) And I know how hard it is to post after you taken a long break; but do it! DO IT!

Sounds like a perfectly lovely 4 day weekend. I got up very very early this morning (Sunday) and flew to Oslo where I'm holding workshops and attending a conference for the next two days. But right now I just finished some takeout sushi in my pjs in my hotel room which reminded me to answer you about our sushi date: let's make it the 1st. June 1st. Sushi. Yeah.

...although when I took out my calendar to write it in I see that I might have to be in Halmstad that day...let's make it the 8th instead. Still work for you?

June 8 it is! :)

Actually, no it isn't. Here at the conference in Oslo I just came out of a meeting where the supervisor in Halmstad asked me to change my visit. So it's sushi with Liz on the FIRST of June and Halmstad on the 8th.

Is it any wonder I am longing for my schedule-free vacation?

Sushi on the 1st - got it?

Got it! :)

(Anonymous)

I think you need days for just yourself- self-care is so important -so then you can be ready to face the world again...or just a dirty house! Love, Lizardmom

It's true...if I don't get downtime at some point, my engine grinds to a total halt.

(Anonymous)
a perfect weekend, indeed!

how totally happy am I to read of you relaxing?!!! NOT burning through 300 to-do lists?

reading and lounging and looking at the clouds?

oh Liz-- this makes me SO happy!
xoxo,e

Re: a perfect weekend, indeed!

Me, too :)

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