Does work take precedence over play or free time?
How do you handle life's demands?
Do you push yourself or do you take it slow and easy?
Do you set aside specific time for play?
Have you achieved a healthy balancing act?
(Emma Bridgewater mug and tray)
Today I am taking a day off...(from the garden)
my body aches from the constant digging while ridding the garden of invasive weeds.
I slept like a baby last night and did not want to get up this morning...
"bone weary" might be the term that one could use to describe how I feel.
I'm looking forward to having lunch out with Mother and my cousin who is visiting from the mainland.
Mom and I will do a few errands after lunch but nothing that requires much effort.
The garden can wait...
it will still be there tomorrow morning bright and early waiting for some more attention.
This lovely book on French lifestyle is worth reading.
I like to pick it up every so often and re-read some of the chapters as it helps to remind me to slow down and savour life.
The recipes are simple, elegant and healthy.
Tasty dishes I am pleased to serve when entertaining friends and family.
Reading about the French and France is like taking a mini holiday...
one can so easily get "lost" in the pages.
I love David Lebovitz's new cookbook.
His recipes are easy to follow and the illustrations are so inspiring.
I follow his blog.
Speaking of French books...
This juicy little novella is a quick read if you are looking for something that you can pick up and put down and not lose track of the story line.
Perfect for coffee breaks at work!
Well my "break" is over and I am going to "get a few things done" before picking up Mother.
"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."
~Thomas Merton ~
Enjoy your day!