Saturday, June 25, 2005

Man, would this be nice...

Saturday...a break in the heat (it's only 85, but partly-cloudy) and a day of peace, if not rest. I have a shload (you recognize the contraction, of course) of laundry and cleaning to do, that has been waiting for, well, a while. So I'm not going to write much...

One of the first blogs I really identified with is Renee Altson's ianua - I've written about her book and reflected on a number of times when she has definitely been "reading my mail." For one thing and another, I just haven't been reading her much lately - so it was amazing to connect back up with her, and read about a "week of rest" imposed company-wide by her employer, Youth Specialties. You can read about the company decision to take a week of recovery over here, and then follow the arc of her week of rediscovery and rest starting here.

That just sounds like heaven to me.

No great pontifications today - it's just time to take out the trash and do the laundry. In fact, it's way past time. So, in the spirit of "first things first," I'm off to do just that.

4 comments:

the reverend mommy said...

Steve,
Much of our spiritual disciplines consists simply of taking out the trash and doing the laundry.
Have a fruitful day.

Bar Bar A said...

Can I steal your word "shload" it's perfect for what I'm doing today too, but I'm half done.

Michael said...

Someone once told me her life was so much better now that she had started living her life according to spiritual principles, like getting up and making her bed in the morning. Sort of resonates with the reverend mommy's thought. Hope you got a whole shload of stuff done today!

Poor Mad Peter said...

"Before Enlightenment, chop wood, haul water. After Enlightenment, chop wood, haul water."

--Zen epigram