Friday, December 16, 2011

Long, slow exhale ...

Done.  For a little while. (except for grading two tests and finalizing the bio syllabus for the spring - but we won't talk about that right now).

Classes are over.  One son is home.  Another is coming soon.  My house is clean.

We had a very lovely visit with Missy, John, and the boys, who pulled in last night after their concert was over.  We visited over hot cider and popcorn and I loved that three of my big boys and one daughter-in-law were here to just hang out, too.  We started again this morning over coffee and breakfast and lingered long.  What a perfect way to start our break.

I have stayed in my pj's all day.  This is unheard of for me ... but after a very busy fall when it seems that I had either a soccer game, a pressing class deadline, or some other looming time demand, the pj's are a reminder to myself that it's time to breathe out.

After our friends left, I sat with Andrew and Kay and drank tea and finished a scarf.

Then, I watched Cranford and sewed.

I might change out of my pj's in a little bit and go for a slow walk.

There is no hurry for anything today.


Bonnie said...

Great day to stay in pjs and do all that. One son home so far here. Coming in from Boone tonight. May the days be merry!

Missy K said...

Being in your home was such a gift! Glad you had a well-earned quiet day.

Many many blessings!