How is everyone today? I am having a lovely day. I had the day off work! Now we know my job isn't overly stressful, but it is having to be at a certain place, at a certain time, with a plan for therapy and with a happy face that can become tiresome. I also drive a LOT to get to and from work and I drive in a LOT of traffic, I swear just not driving as much today has lifted my spirits.
When I was at work on Thursday I was chatting with the Medical Foster Mother I work with and she was telling me her family was taking her out to breakfast for Mother's Day. She is in her late sixties and has been a Medical Foster Mother for 37 years, I worked with her and her children years ago before Mr. 19 year old was born. Now I go to her house every Tuesday and Thursday morning to see the children in her care. So I had an idea, I would go to work and be with her little ones on Sunday and she could go out to breakfast without having to worry about them. I am already approved to be a respite worker so there was nothing to do but for her to say, yes. She thought about it maybe 5 seconds and thought it was a great idea. I had a great time with the boys, we got all their therapy in and she got to go out to a nice, leisure breakfast. So today I had off. Hooray for me.
She bought this beautiful plant for me for Mother's Day. How nice was that?
So today I got up at the crack of Dawn to get my son up, I made some tea, I exercised, read blogs at a leisurely pace and went out to breakfast with a friend I haven't seen in months.
I picked up my son at school and didn't have to rush to get there. I came home cleaned, and cleaned without feeling rushed. Even some of my outdoor furniture got a good bath with mold and mildew cleaner.
I walked around watering my flowers. This bougainvillea was recently re-potted. It looks beautiful with the gardenia's behind it.
I watered the newly planted plants in the garden hoping there was not much damage from the deer. They think my house has the best appetizers in the area.
I took a few minutes to enjoy my view. A view of trees and sunlight. The back of my house butts up to a swamp preserve area, it isn't very wide, as sometimes I can hear people from the next subdivision over, but it is my little area of paradise.
My African Flower bag is on hold, I had to order a bit more yarn to finish it off.
The blue Malabrigio sweater has come out of the Feel Good Basket for a bit. I have completed the bottom portion up to the arms, I have completed the bottom of one arm and have started on the second. Soon I will be gathering the fronts, back and arms onto one long circular needle and finishing the yoke of the sweater. You understand that I won't be able to wear this for a while, it is in the mid to high 80's here. But I look forward to the finished product, well that is if something else doesn't catch my fancy, which knowing me is entirely likely.
And this evening when the sun goes down just a bit you will find me here, swinging and reading or knitting. A great way to end the day. I think I could get used to more days off if they were all as nice as this, moving at my own pace and pittering and puttering around.
Hope you are having a lovely day, too.