Elsie used to take a break everyday after the lunch dishes were cleared and cleaned, recline on the sofa, and watch "As the World Turns" for an hour. Sometimes she'd nap, sometimes not. "What a huge waste of time," I always thought to myself... as a teen I had things to do and places to go.
Turns out she was on to something...
to-do list for this afternoon:
relax - check
read book - check
enjoy the view - check
Oh yes. My afternoon is not complete unless I have somehow stolen 20 minutes or so from "more important" (sarcastic finger quotes) tasks to lounge on a deck chair and read or just gaze at the view. Trying to accomplish anything else when brain and body need down time is where the minutes are wasted.ReplyDelete