Saturday, March 22, 2008

Taking Time Off

I am currently taking the afternoon off. It's lovely. Really, really lovely. After breakfast, I put on my shoes and backpack and took off for less demanding parts. I've been at the library for over two hours and my plans for the next couple of hours involve more walking, probably Boarder's and very possibly a coffee shop. I'm not a big coffee drinker, but I do like the occasional much doctored mocha and I like the ambiance at Cafe Delirium. (The link is to trip advisor, rather than to Cafe Delirium's site, as I don't think they have one. Besides, the review there was written by my very best friend. :) )

I felt so light as I walked out the door, in spite of the backpack full of books to be returned to the library I was carrying on my back. Should I feel guilty about that?


  1. You should feel HORRIBLY guilty.

    A woman's place is in the home. And she should go there immediately after work.

    You *do* have a job, don't you? I mean, you're not just a mom... right?

    I took some time off today. After getting up early to go grocery shopping, and getting all the groceries put away, I had a nap. Yes, that's right. 2.5 hours staring at the inside of my eyelids.

    We're slackers.

  2. I had some mommy-alone-time today too.

    No guilt needed at all - you need time to fill your own tank too. If all you do is give give give, then there is nothing left to give. Some energy shifting back to yourself is required.

    I love hanging out in the library by my self. I never get "shhhhh"ed when I'm there by myself, so it is a little more boring (grin).

    Last weekend I walked alone for hours....