Friday, 6 November 2015

What I Did versus What I Should Have Done

Following on from yesterday, I woke this morning still feeling on edge and liable to cry at any given moment.  Then I remembered Deb Turtle's recent post and decided to change things.
  So I said yes when The Brainy One asked me if I wanted to walk the dog with him.
  I said yes to lunch at the cafe in the park ~ sausage bap with brown sauce and two cups of tea.  Thanks very much, don't mind if I do.
I took photos of trees and leaves
 and smiled when lads in their early twenties
 called out that I should leaf the trees alone.
 And when we got home, I wrote four pieces of Happy Mail, while listening
 to my Deep in the Heart of Texas CD mixtape.
I should have mopped the floors and done the ironing,
 but the above turned out to be better for my soul.

6 comments:

Sian said...

...and so very very much appreciated. Thank you, with love from a friend who wishes she was round the corner for you right now.

debs14 said...

It's so important to put yourself first sometimes. Something us mums aren't always good at doing. Sounds like your time today was well spent and I do hope that the weekend brings some happy, less stressful moments.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Well, I think you did exactly what you "should" have done. Sounds like it was the right time to feed your soul - the floors will still be waiting for you when you're ready for them. ;o) Lovely post today, my friend. Thanks for the link up! xo

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Sounds to me like you did exactly what you should have. My house is testament to the fact that cleaning/tidying does not come first here!

Liz said...

You definitely did the right thing. The ironing can wait and the floors will only need doing again as soon as you've cleaned them. Fresh air is good for the soul and is great at blowing away the cobwebs. Glad you had a better day xxx

alexa said...

So glad that you were able to give your own self a little bit of priority, and that it helped. And happy mail? Just the best! I know that receiving it is as lovely as sending :).