Busy with work. Busy with Young One's new school. Busy with social calls. Busy with extra-curricular activities at my school. Busy with swim lessons. Busy with meeting after meeting.
Today was the first day in several weeks with absolutely nothing on the agenda, all day long. And as an added bonus, Young One spent the day here with a friend celebrating a birthday. My plan for the day was to close the shutters tight, remain in my pajamas, & watch this movie and this movie, followed by a nap and a few episodes of this show. There was to be no deep thought, no writing or reading, and no contact with the outside world.
Alas, plans change. We woke early to a beautiful sky with a fierce morning sun and set off on a walk (for over two hours) and this is some of what I saw:
|Water element nearby. . . unfortunately many local treasures are unmarked, leaving us clueless.|
|The pomegranate trees are heavy with fruit.|
|I wonder if our local dwarves are related to those at the famous Villa Valmarana.|
After the walk we actually went out for a bite and then returned to watch Letters to Juliet, a fun movie set in Italy that doesn't require much thought. I'm now working the pile of laundry and preparing mentally for the week ahead, which will be just as action-packed through the already-booked-solid weekend and beyond.
I have to wonder if the pace of our lives has indeed changed so greatly or if we are still slowly adapting from the summer schedule. Either way. . . I need to find my groove, soon.