In this everyday hectic, fast-paced, not-so-nice world, I need to remind myself to stop and smell the roses. Not always literally, although I did do it on the way out of work one late night last week. But find something that gives me happiness and pleasure.
For instance, every night when I am on the way home from work, I can’t wait to get to the house and open the door to find all four kitties waiting for me. Of course, I recognize they want their dinner, but I like to think they want to see me, too. J
There’s nothing like kitty snuggles, no matter what time of day it is. This past Sunday it rained all day long. I’d planned to spend the day writing, and had just gotten things ready to go, sat down in my recliner, and Moms jumped up on my lap. She pretty much stayed there all day, snuggled into the blanket. So I decided to spend quality time with her since we don’t always get it. Oliver even spent some time on my lap, laying next to his Mummy.
Something else that just makes my day is when my husband texts me out of the blue. He’s not a texter by nature, so when he does, I treasure them. He’ll usually send pictures of the cats, but it still means the world to me.
I had lunch with a friend yesterday, the woman I worked for in Tampa. She’s the loveliest woman, and we had a great time talking. Connecting with friends from the past is fun, but it makes it even more special when we pick up right where we left off.
I love photography, and taking nature photos. So every vacation we go on, I’m always looking for
Books are a huge part of my life, and I truly savor them. Love to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea, and lose myself in whatever world the author has created.
One of the best things, however, is when I have a great writing day, or even an hour. The words are flowing, and I know just what needs to happen with the storyline and characters. I really need another one of those…actually another ten of those so I can finish my current work in progress.
How about you? What do you do to unwind and relax? Anything unique or out of the norm?