I took the day off Tuesday. It’s a fairly rare occurrence for me to take a COMPLETE day off and avoid editing and emails. I do, however, believe that these kinds of days are essential to help me chill out a little since my anxiety has been crazy lately.
It ended up being a pretty perfect day, and I actually took some personal photos.
My day consisted of the following:
Snuggled with Jane in the morning. She sleeps in a crate now, so she gets excited to leave it in the morning and hop in bed with me while the “big dogs” are in their rooms eating breakfast.
Spent some time in the front yard, journaling and listening to a new favorite album. And watched Sawyer get into general mischief.
Hung out with these two stinkers. There was a lot of stick eating and sand throwing.
I don’t even know if I’ve blogged about this random hobby yet. Remember when I said I was going to buy a bow and arrow after the Hunger Games shoot? I totally did. And I absolutely love it. I spend hours in my front yard shooting an old bird feeder in my tree. haha. It’s kind of therapeutic.
I’ve been reading the Narnia series, so I bought all the movies. So amazing!
Made a yummy dinner. Gorgonzola and Portobello pasta, roasted zucchini and squash, and french bread. And my favorite white wine.
Roamed around the field for a little bit and took some random photos. I’ve had a little gnat problem this year…they’re all over my field. I’ve also had a TON of caterpillars and butterflies! Holy smokes, they’ve practically taken over.
Took some outfit photos…will share soon!
And of course, ended the day with a good book, good tea, and a bubble bath.
I also discovered I was perfectly content to spend my free day by myself. (Save for an hour or so with two 18 month olds.) I don’t know if it’s my out-of-control anxiety mixed with my already introverted tendencies, but I have no desire to be around people lately. And when I am, I’m very quiet. I am happiest in the silence of my front yard in the mornings, or locked up in my bathroom with a book and a bubble bath at night. I’m trying not to dwell too much on this “I need to be alone” part of my life and I’m just embracing the fact that I need all this down time to let myself sort out my thoughts.