Saturday, April 27, 2013
April 27. Day 117. Coming up for breath
And it can be easy to forget the simple things that make you feel good. This afternoon I decided to ignore the marking, the housework and the growing pile of washing and I sat in the sun on the grass and played with the puppy followe by a nap. And then my niece and nephew Jessie and Connor arrived on the doorstep demanding a swim as you do at 5pm in the middle of autumn.
The marking, the washing and the housework will still be there tomorrow but having taken time out to give myself a chance to come up for breath will make the task easier to tackle. Well that's the plan anyway.
The thing is that when you are time poor it is easy to forget to do the things that make you feel good because they are not as important as the things that "need doing".
I have to keep reminding myself that this is crap and is a false time economy in the end. The time invested in a long walk in the sun or playing with the kids is time well spent, always.
So here's Connor propelling himself off the bottom of the pool. I've never marked an assignment that gave me that much delight. I could do well to remember that the next time I feel like I don't have time to come up for breath.