…of telling you to sloooooowww dooowwwwwnn.? (It probably needs to be blunt, because you are a stubborn one, are you not?)? Nevertheless, the message was pretty loud and clear this weekend.? After being ridiculously busy for two months, the past two days have been remarkably unproductive.? I have had just enough energy to move myself from one spot to another in between naps.
If you’re taking notes, let me point out that the moving is critical as the downstairs is heated by fireplace.? While you can start with a nap in the sauna chair, after about an hour or so you’d better relocate, as I’m pretty sure you can bake your eyeballs shut if you’re not careful.? Add a cat on the lap and you reach melting point that much faster.? Move to a few feet away from the fire and you can comfortably go for a couple of hours before needing to stretch your limbs.? Find it all a little too intense?? Grab a couch in the outskirts and you will find it a cool, refreshing 70 degrees (there are blankets within reach should you need them).? Accidental overdose?? Step outside into 21 degrees (what?!) and grab another bag of wood.
I’m pretty sure the whole 48 hours was a slice in the life of my cat.? I only got up to eat and go to the bathroom, and not even much of the latter as fireplaces by design dehydrate 75% of the 80% of you (which is handy, though not entirely comfortable.? Next time I will try to include a humidifier somewhere in the mix.)
By Monday I was so well rested that when I had to actually venture out to a business-y meeting with grown-up-y people, I had to keep myself from giggling whenever anyone spoke.? Not because they said anything funny, just because the big words tickled as they slid around in my brain.? (I tried not to make it too noticeable.)
Today?? Back on schedule.? My body has yet to realize that this vacation thing is a semi-permanent fixture, and decided to wake up at 5:30 am.? I’m good with that.? I’ll do Something Productive, and Clean Something that desperately needs it, and… I don’t know, bake cookies or something.