Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Saturday interruption...

While it was really my intention to get dressed and do some chores, I've decided to drink some coffee and sit behind the computer for a while instead. I just got up and don't quite feel like moving around yet. I've just fed the animals and now Tyke is on his perch on the dining table looking out the living room window, watching the wind blow dried leaves down the street. He will be amused by that for a while. It's dog television.

I'm drinking some coffee and am thinking about what I'm going to do with the rest of the day and what is most important. There are some jobs that are pressing and I'm going to try and get those done today so I won't have to think about them anymore. They keep nagging me at the back of my mind and that's not fun. I never feel that I can quite relax until they get done. Call it my sense of responsibility. I must get them over and done with before I can sit down and start reading a new book. 

I finished reading Laurie Hertzel's book that's in my sidebar and that I can heartily recommend. Her description of her trip to Soviet Russia and her discovery of the Finnish Americans there was especially interesting.

It does mean that I have to look through the unread novels on my bookcase and find a good one to read. I've just gone through a period during which I didn't read much and whatever novel I choose, has to grab my attention well. I want to sit in my armchair and really install myself and spend some hours reading and not feel distracted by anything. I want to have the kind of book that I can get lost in.

I must get dressed and go out in the windy weather and walk Tyke. He is begging to go out. I will do my chores afterwards. It will feel good to get them done and spend the rest of the day easily. 

I hope you'll all have a good day!



Twain12 said...

have a good weekend, we are suppose to get some more snow tonight...i need to clean my aquariums but i'm procrastinating :P

Gail said...

Embrace the weekend and call it yours.

Wisewebwoman said...

Isn't it something how we drag that sense of guilt around with us so we're never fully in the moment?
Laurie's book is in my pile of unreads. As I was reading you, it hit me there are so many books that don't fully engage us. The last two I read have engaged me and I resolved never to read another book that didn't.

Maggie May said...

Hope you enjoyed today whatever you decided to do.
Maggie X

Nuts in May