I have a confession to make. I took a nap in the hammock today...and it was absolutely wonderful. I really didn't mean to do it. It just happened.
Everything started out normal. I woke up just before 6:00 and went downstairs to make lunches. Then I remembered the kids were on their first day of summer vacation. Wow - no lunches, no homework battles, it'll be like repeating Saturdays for the next ten weeks or so. I'm not exactly sure when they start back...but hey, it's summer vacation.
I had help this morning with chores, washed some fiber, spun some fiber, and then realized I hadn't put the hammock up from when I thought it was going to rain (but didn't). It seemed like the perfect time to do the task so I did. When lunch rolled around I was standing at the kitchen window and heard this little voice calling to me. "Sharon," it said," bring your lunch and book out here. Enjoy laying down in me for a bit. Just relax." Well, who could resist that!
I carefully balanced my plate and book in one hand and my glass in the other and gave getting inthe hammock a try. No, that wasn't going to work. I put the glass on the ground and the plate on top (don't want any bugs swimming around in there) and maneuvered myself on the hammock. Ahhhhh! Reached over for the plate and, well, let's just say it wasn't a graceful way to get out of a hammock. Then after thinking about the situation I did a re-do and it was successful this time.
I ate my lunch and I drank my drink to the sounds of birds, chickens, and Buddy the turkey who insists on stalking me around the yard. Then I opened my book. Next thing I knew I woke up to a motorcycle driving down the road. I was confused. I didn't know what happened. There was a bug in my glass. Then it dawned on me...I actually took a nap. ME! I haven't done that in ages, let alone in the hammock, and you know what? I feel absolutely refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the day.
You know what I learned today? Sometimes I need to not only notice the nice things going on around me, but take time out to enjoy them for myself. When the weekend rolls around, take time out to enjoy something you normally wouldn't do. You'll feel better for it. Smiling & Waving, Sharon