Friday, November 18, 2005

A Solitary Unwinding

As you can see, at a very young age I mastered the fine art of relaxation: a comfy couch, a good book, my favourite blankie and some soft pillows. I love the social scene and being involved in fun events and activities, but I have also always needed a bit of alone time every now and again to recharge and rest.
And that is what I am doing tonight.
Steve has left to spend the weekend with his brother snowmobiling in the backwoods, and I am here in an empty house, content with the quiet. Not that I don't wish Steve was here, but this time of solitude is doing wonders for my tired spirit.
Albeit, I have been watching stupid TV shows like Entertainment Tonight and This Hour Has 22 Minutes...nothing too scholarly. I could lie and say I am delving into "Wuthering Heights" for my third time, but that's not the case. Nevertheless, it is marvelous to plant myself on the couch for a while and act like a vegetable. Things have been busy and I have been letting the little stresses accumulate. I hate it when I do that.
Anyways, it's going to be a good weekend. Tomorrow I am going to Kelowna with some of my favourite girl friends for an afternoon of shopping, appies, drinks (virgin, of course), and perhaps a movie. It will be nice. I haven't done any Christmas shopping yet, as my life has been on hold with all of the preparations for the church musical. After December 4th I hope to resume a more normal-paced life and remove my mattress from the chruch office and put it back in the master bedroom of our house, where it belongs.

Amanda Brown at 9:17 PM



at 10:07 PM Blogger Becky said...

Don't we all need a little time to unwind now and then? I love to veg out. It is my expertise.

at 1:36 AM Blogger Isabella said...

That is a totally adorable picture. I was just thinking of weekends spent "alone". How when Nick goes away on youth retreats and I've put the kids to bed I can just do what I want. I'm craving a good foot soak, and I think I will indulge!

at 5:58 AM Blogger Jen said...

I am so glad you have a relaxing weekend planned. You need and deserve it! Have fun with the girls tomorrow- sometimes there is no better therapy for stress than that! :)

at 7:26 AM Blogger Angella said...

You need the break, my very hard working friend!
I'll miss you girls tonight - have my share of fun for me!

at 9:20 AM Blogger christy said...

Virgin drinks huh? You're going to start making your blog readers suspicious Amanda if you put things like that in there. Can't WAIT see you soon!

at 9:52 AM Blogger Momma said...

You were soooo cute!However I only took pictures of you when you were cute-I should have taken some when you were having a cow!!!Have a relaxing time,sweetie-you deserve it and need it.You can't give what you don't have,so it's not being selfish or indulgent to preserve yourself.


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