Saturday, December 10, 2011
6WS - Today, the calm before the storm
I had one of those blissful kinda days that are few and far between. The calm before the Christmas storm of social activity.
I had 12 hours of sleep last night (yeah I fell asleep on the lounge last night at 6.30) and I was up bright and early and full of energy at 6.30 this morning. I think all of us get a little bit worn out in the lead up to Christmas each year, so I got some much needed sleep last night.
My food shopping was done and packed away by 10am this morning and I toddled off to the hairdresser for several hours of pampering. A trim and a duo of streaks in caramel and honey (hair colour always sounds good enough to eat) then home to a silent house because all the men were out for the day.
Youngest mm was in the city clothes shopping with mates, middle mm slept at a friends house last night and then was at the beach and hubby was working with a mate who's a concreter. So I cleaned my house, did all the washing and then sat and repainted my toenails and read a book. Ordinary, normal things but things that I usually don't have time to do.
What all of this means is that tomorrow is all mine. No plans, no shopping, no cleaning - double bliss. Many things that I could be doing, especially given that I still haven't done any Christmas shopping whatsoever, but I finish up work a week before Christmas so ample time for that. Believe me the shops are sheer madness on a weekend so not where I want to be this weekend.
What about you, is your weekend crazy with the lead up to Christmas? Have you finished your Christmas shopping or are you like me and enjoying those blissful quiet moments that are few and far between.
Here's a really great story that I came across which I thought I'd share
"A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
Hope whatever you're doing, you're having a great weekend.
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