Oct 24, 2009

Taking A Time Out Today


We've had brief moments of sunshine this week. A little here, and a little there. Punctuated by entire days of low cloud and rain. Our glorious Indian Summer faded into a lovely Fall, which then immediately turned to a November-ish gloom.

I'm hiding inside today, getting little done. It's a reading day - one I've wanted for a while now. Nothing to do (although I did sort through my freezer and tossed the unrecognizables) and nowhere to be. A nice change after such a hectic week!

I've fallen rather flat on the Halloween activities these past few days (not for lack of trying!) My non-work time has been used for more 'self-care' than celebration. Which, honestly, is what I'm needing right now.

I gave my Reiki teacher a session on Wednesday, which made me feel really good as well. (The great thing about Reiki is that you receive some nice energy yourself when you are working on someone!) On Thursday, I took a few hours off work and hit the bookstore for some un-necessary shopping (the best kind.) I came home with a book on Reiki and one on Chakras. Yesterday I had an hour-long massage with my therapist which was amazing. I think I left my body at one point...

I've also managed to do a bit of yoga and a meditation each morning, which has made a world of difference on how I feel going into my day. Pulling a Tarot card each day has also been on the 'to do' list, and I've had some interesting cards!

The only 'lack' right now, is some fresh air. I find with the cooling of the season, I'm more drawn inward, but it does lend itself to a bit of hermit-ism in my case. I could easily not leave the house until Spring if left to my own devices.

But I'll work on that tomorrow...

16 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

We've been having the strangest autumn here in New York. A few days of warm weather, followed by the cold air...a back and forth sort of thing. Today is warm and rainy...and like you I've taken advantage of getting some reading in, working on my ovate course...and little stuff to make my life more manageable.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your "me time"!

Suzie said...

How wise you are to take care of yourself, and give yourself some well deserved pampering!

I correct myself, that shouldn't be pampering. That should be the norm!

We should all take a lesson from you!

Hugs,
Suzie

Magaly Guerrero said...

Mm, it sounds like you are having one of those days I yearn for; the ones where you don't make plan and just let life happen. Enjoy dear.

Tori said...

Enjoy the me time. Everyone deserves days like these. They're good for the soul! =D

girlichef said...

I am totally feeling that need to "take some time" right now. I feel discombobled and need to get grounded for sure. Thanks for reminding me that it can be done :D

Judith said...

I know what you mean. when the weather cools I want to sit, read, and sip tea... and wait till spring!

motheralice said...

Given half a chance I'd just hibernate all through the Winter. I miss the open windows and warm breezes of Summer already.

Isn't it wonderful when you can take the downtime and just enjoy it for what it is?

Enjoy your new book. :)

Lyon said...

You day does sound heavenly. Take care of you, Rue. Good for you for doing so.

Also, Reiki is something that really fascinates me but I have never taken it up.

And I hear you about hermitting up with the cold weather coming on. Must....fight....the sleepy bear energy..... lol

The Traveler said...

sounds like a lovely day!
I had a massage like that recently, I think it may have been the best one of my life-

Dede said...

Good for you to take "me time". Enjoy every minute of it, you so deserve it!

(((HUGS)))

mermaiden said...

the better you take care of yourself, the more you can give to others.

i need to be telling myself that!

Janie said...

Me time... sometimes the best and lots of times the most needed... sounds nice... beautiful picture....

Anna said...

A good massage sounds nice :-) I love working with reiki though it's not often enough.

Wanting to stay in more is natural and I welcome it if I can at least get out every other day ... well that's IF :-)

The Bird said...

Just stopping by to thank you for joining my blog :) Have a Blessed Samhain!

Bridgett said...

Okay, totally jealous of the hour long massage! ;)

Believe it or not, I've never had the opportunity for a massage. I desperately needed them when I was working in the operating room. Standing on that concrete floor for 10 to 12 hours each day was rough on my poor spine...but it never happened.

And Rue...when is book shopping ever unnecessary?? LOL

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