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Weekend to Myself - cellophane
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renniekins
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Weekend to Myself
Late friday night, I pulled into the driveway and parked my car in the garage. I didn't open the garage again until monday morning.

Wow. I don't think I've spent a weekend that reclusive in.... I don't know how long. Well I guess since recovering from knee surgery, but I'm not sure that entirely counts. This time I was healthy and uninjured; I guess I just needed some down-time.

The only time I changed out of comfy baggy clothes was to pose for my coat photos. The only time I set foot out of the house was to dress my goose for Christmas, and a couple of times to check how my lights looked from outside.

I cleaned and organized my house some. I paid most of my bills and went though most of my mail. I did some laundry. I put up a christmas tree and decorated it. I burned evergreen-scented candles and watched movies while writing out all of my christmas cards. I got a lot of sleep. I took a bunch of pictures and wrote a few journal entries. I watched it snow, admired the prettiness, and I silently urged the stuff in my driveway to melt before I had to drive over it. I cuddled with my cats. I ate leftovers and frozen food and snack bars, congratulating myself for having finally gone grocery shopping.

I did a lot of relaxing, and I did a lot of thinking. I think I've been in a kind of a slump for a long time. Disorganized and chaotic. I've been starting to pull myself out of it, but it's a gradual process. I have a long way to go, but it's nice to see that at least I've started.

...and my colored lights look so pretty in the dark.
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specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: December 13th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I first read that as "I did a lot of drinking". I was all like, "Wow, me too!". Then I saw I read it wrong, and I felt like an alcoholic :-(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: December 13th, 2004 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well.... I did drink a lot of diet pepsi. (:
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 13th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's working the old bladder.
bob_the_mighty From: bob_the_mighty Date: December 13th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a very good weekend indeed.

>:-)
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: December 13th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did a lot of relaxing, and I did a lot of thinking.
I think I've been in a kind of a slump for a long time.

Did you come up with any concrete ideas that you could share with slumping friends?
thenisaid From: thenisaid Date: December 13th, 2004 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved this post. Full of new beginnings and hope, and small domestic things. I find that when my life seems crowded and off-kilter, a little time at home to tidy and nest and root out little chores that have been nagging me makes me feel better.

Sleeping is also good. It sounds as if you figured out a few things you needed right now and gave them to yourself. Merry Christmas!
nishar From: nishar Date: December 13th, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am glad you are getting better. Some times you just need to recharge yourself like that.
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