A Weekend “Off”

I had this weekend off. Well, more “off” than scheduled. Kind of?

Relax-and-get-shit-doneFriday night I did nothing. That’s not true. I bought some fabric for a commissioned project, and I bought fabric for new curtains for my office. Then I watched a movie. And read a novel. It was glorious.

Saturday, I slept in. In the afternoon, I read tarot at a customer appreciation event for Ocean Mountain Yoga, where I’m going to be taking some classes in the near future. I ended up being there much longer than I had originally planned, because I had a list of people who wanted readings, and I wasn’t about to walk out with people still waiting.

Saturday evening was our full moon ritual. It was lovely, and fun. While I was leading the ritual, along with my husband, ritual is something that fills my cup. Spending time with friends and spiritual family, connecting with deity, sharing what I’ve learned – these things fuel me. Oh, and I made the most wonderful smelling prosperity oil!

Sunday and the time change, meant I was able to stay in bed as long as I wanted, sleeping in and taking my time waking up. I went through and cleaned up my front entryway, and cleaned out my linen closet in preparation for my new mattress coming this week. It felt so good to release some old junk!

In the afternoon, I went out and did a tarot reading, and went looking for a headboard. Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find a bookcase headboard??

In the evening, I watched The Matrix, and The Matrix Reloaded, while making the curtains for my office. I am so excited to put them up tomorrow!

I also did laundry. So. Much. Laundry. And, it felt really good to get some things washed (like my boys’ bedding) that has been needing it for quite a while.

That was a low-key, relaxing weekend for me! LOL! I really appreciated all of the rest, and I still feel like I accomplished a lot.

How was your weekend?

Blessings,

Mary

Is This What “Relaxed” Feels Like?

I really don’t want to jinx myself. I think I may be starting to relax. De-stress. I’m not feeling as frantic as I have for the past… longer than I care to admit.

frog-on-back-relaxThis past week has been wonderfully therapeutic. I gave myself a ginger foot bath; the rash and scaliness on my feet that has been present since sometime in June is gone. I had an epsom salt bath. I’ve done yoga in the back yard several times.

I have slept in until the luxurious hour of 8 am, or even 9 am! I’ve gone to bed when I’m tired, and a couple of times stayed up late just because I could.

I spent a day and a half (or two days?) reading ElfQuest online. I have to refresh my memory so I understand what’s going on in the Final Quest!

I completed a sweater coat, so I finally have one to sell. Maybe one day I’ll be as fast as Katwise at making them. Or maybe not.

And I’ve still had things on my schedule. I’m working on coordinating (with the help of several others) Vancouver Island Pagan Pride Day. I’ve been reading tarot at the Pier Street Market, and I’ll be trying out a new Market in Black Creek tonight. I’m teaching classes online. And I work one shift a week.

I am, however, not scheduled to the max. I have time to sit, to read, to decide how *I* choose to use my time, in this moment, rather than having chosen that a week or more ahead. I can decide, today, as I wake up, what I want to do today. Which goal do I choose to move toward?

Today, I think I will do a little work for Pagan Pride, perhaps take some sweaters apart, read some more ElfQuest, do a little writing, and prepare for a great Market this evening. That sounds about right.

It’s taken a month for the frantic-feeling to wear off, for the tension to begin to release. And it is SO refreshing!

It suddenly occurred to me – this is what TIME-FREEDOM feels like. This, this is what I’ve been working towards. This is what I have been craving. And I really appreciate it! (I feel a little like William Wallace right now – FREEDOM!)

How long does it take you to relax? And what do you find relaxing?

Blessings,

Mary