I know I shouldn't have, but I've taken the day off. I didn't mean to, it just happened. But around noon I realized there was no turning back. Doing what I felt like doing just felt so GOOD! It started out with rolling out of bed at 7:30 and going out for breakfast and coffee with my mom and brother at a local diner for old people...you know, the kind of place where coffee is only a quarter and so weak you can see through it? Old people don't notice bed-head. It was great. After that I wrote for awhile, lined up utilities for our new place, went out and bought some new paint brushes, visited a friend at the chocolate factory, went to the studio and painted for awhile, came home and, shortly after, was surprised by a familiar voice floating through the window. It was our good friend, Josh, who is temporarily home from China. We've missed him!! Anu especially. It's hard to imagine a dog so happy to see someone--but, you see, she loves him dearly....probably more than anybody (even me? well, it's a serious long-term crush anyway!). After that I ate a wonderful dinner complete with the very first fresh tomato of the season, then I blathered myself in plenty of brain rotting television...and now...a cup of coffee and some blog roll house-keeping.
Tomorrow it's back to the sweaty, dirty grind of it all. Luckily, the day's not over yet.