I stayed in bed until 10 am this morning, and it was transformative. I woke up late and then totally ignored all the responsibilities that lurked beyond the boundaries of the bed. I lounged around, just breathing and taking in the softness of the sheets and how cushy the pillow was. Utterly amazing.
I knew this was meant to be when the dog slept in, too; this never, ever happens. She usually demands a walk by 8:30, but usually we’re up and moving much earlier. Today, she was still snoring at 9:30.
It is really, truly incredible what those extra minutes in bed did for my mind and body.
Finally, after a long week and a half of being so. very. tired., I feel like myself again. When I got up, I didn’t even rush into the things I had to do. Chris and I took Honey for a walk and then had a chill birthday breakfast (his, not mine) down the street. After coming home, I slowly tackled the day, taking care of one thing at a time, and working at a sensible pace. I stayed peaceful and relaxed all day.
It’s nice to be back.
The best part of waking up
Enjoying the sun (and hashbrowns!)
Chris’ birthday breakfast
Reasons I am not posting a thoughtful, contemplative note this evening:
1. I had an extremely busy and fun day, and I’m spent. We went soaring through the redwoods while ziplining this morning at Sonoma Canopy Tours (my first time ever!) and had an awesome and humungous lunch at Howard’s Station in Occidental. Then I drove all the way home and tutored. Plus, after all that, Chris and I spent 1.5 hours cursing IKEA and saying WTF as we put together our new bed.
But look! We did it! It is great in our room, and even though it doesn’t match any of the rest of the furniture, it somehow pulled it all together. The room feels proportioned; the bed is the right height; and we even get some under-the-bed storage. It sure makes me thrilled about my new plan to get our house in order… Except the vacuum broke again. Damn you, Hoover!
Honey and Chris enjoying the bed
2. I keep forgetting that tomorrow morning starts a 9 day cleanse with my friend, Chandra, who lives in New Jersey. Since I just remembered (for the zillionth time in the last 3 days) that it begins so soon, I am spending some time planning and steeling my mind to the challenge ahead, i.e. no coffee, which she just reminded me of. It’s a good thing that I (actually remembered for a brief moment on Friday and) ordered extra veggies and fruits from the CSA for the upcoming week.
This is the plan: 2 days eating raw foods, 5 days juicing, and 2 final days eating raw foods. It’s an interesting way to end year 32 and begin 33!
3. See numbers 1 and 2 above. Nighty-night!