Sunday, 18 July 2010

Having the time to stop

This weekend we had nothing planned, nothing at all. And for once I was delighted (I'm a planner as well as a worrier). Things have been busy, work for both of us has been busy and we've had functions booked in for weekday evenings and weekends for quite a while now. So much so that I got ill at the beginning of the week, my body's way of telling me to slow down and relax. So I slept most of Monday.

And then this weekend. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Bliss.

We have made the most of it, cooking most of yesterday, making Lebanese, some of my favourite food, but time consuming to do properly. Making ice cream, from scratch with no machine and then just sitting and not doing.

This weekend has made me realise the value of stopping. Of sitting down together, sometimes in silence, sometimes chewing the cud about whatever is on our mind. We've had the time to appreciate all we have, how lucky we are to have each other and all else that we have.

What joy nothing sometimes is...

8 comments:

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Having someone to share life with, stop with feels so decadent and makes me feel so fortunate and is one of life's amazing pleasures. Doing nothng but still being with someone...

babypicturethis said...

Doing nothing is one of my favourite things. It make you feel lucky for all those times you get to go do stuff.

Glad you relaxed some!

Metropolitan Mum said...

Sounds like utter bliss to me. We have been busy cleaning up, tidying, de-cluttering... we are going to put the house back on the market, so everything needs to look perfect at all times. So tiering...

Krystal said...

glad you got to have that weekend :)

agirl said...

These kinds of weekends are the best kind of weekends.

Make Do Style said...

Good! xx

Rose said...

I adore doing nothing and think it's completely necessary. Sadly I don't get to do it enough and when i have literally no time for it I start to get quite anxious. It's partly that though I love living in central London there is always something to do and it's so hard to resist- but sometimes all I want to do is just sit and around and be for a while.

Hope you're on the mend!

Gaynor said...

Sounds fabulous; we have been so busy since we got back from honeymoon.

Once i finish the thank you cards then we get back from italy im going to have a weekend like that!