Monday, November 22, 2010

A Few Weekend Thoughts

This weekend was another much needed few days filled with down time. Last week I posted that I was taking a bit of a hibernation from life, I was honestly surprised by some of the comments and emails (all supportive) I received about taking some time out for myself. Most of them stated in one way or another that they don't have time to cancel plans or take some down time. I was feeling much the same way -- I thought I HAD to be at that happy hour, my friends EXPECTED me to be at their get together, and many, many more. The truth is events happened without me, people missed me at one get together or another, but taking some time for myself has been the best thing I could have done for myself. If you're thinking of taking some time for yourself but think that you "don't have time" banish that thought, you absolutely have time, you just have to make it. If you give and give of yourself to others, eventually there isnt going to be anything left to give. Absolutely take some down time for yourself and don't feel guilty about it, you owe it to yourself!

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This weekend the temperatures were in the 60's. I was beyond thrilled to sit outside on my deck with a book, soaking in some sunshine while reading in mid-November. I wouldn't be opposed to this weather all winter. I know that after today, the weather will be back to more normal 30's and 40's but in the meantime I'm happy to enjoy the warmth. I even took advantage of the unseasonable weather to put the outside Christmas lights up. However, I won't be turning them on until after Thanksgiving.

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I've managed to get another virus on my computer. One that renders it basically inoperable. So I'm incredibly behind on commenting and keeping in touch via email. My uncle has been incredibly patient with me when I show up at his house with my computer in tow.

Now tell me, what did you do this weekend?