It was Monday morning with the added bonuses of a grey rainy day, an awfully sore shoulder and that time of the month.
It took everything I had to get the girls breakfasted, dressed, plaited and off to school happily. And once that mission was accomplished, I fell in a bit of a heap.
A heap on a Monday morning is not a good thing. One part of me started listing all of the reasons I have to be happy, listing all of the things that I had to get done before the end of the day, and listing all the reasons why I could not afford to fall in a heap. I could not fall in a heap! Happy wife-happy life and all that.
But then another, much louder, much bossier, part of me asked why the hell not?
I am exhausted. I feel flat. And uninspired. And blah. And ugh!
What I really needed is a day on the couch, snuggled under a granny blanket, sipping tea, eating soup and crocheting.
And you know what? If anyone else in the world told me that was how they were feeling, I would suggest they do just that.
So I did. I am.
And I am just so happy I listened. A teeny bit guilty maybe, but I keep reminding myself it's the right thing. I know it is.
The list may a bit longer tomorrow, the laundry pile higher, but I bet I'll be better able to cope with it.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to the new week.
And if not, maybe you need to stop for a little while and listen to what you really need too.
Do you ever?
Big love. xx
ps. One week in and I am still loving the motif a day in May.
The past two days' motifs are in the photos above.
Today's is half done.