It’s Monday here in Australia and I’m not sure I’m “with it” enough to give you much for this morning’s post – I’ll settle for telling you of my weekend – Did I get lots of work done on the writing front?
Actually no. I was kidnapped from my desk – just because – and taken on not one but two impromptu outings, going to Canberra for the entire day on Saturday and then to Goulburn on Sunday.
We started out innocently enough, just popping out to check the mail, then went to the nearest (bigger) town to cash in a small lotto win from the week before ($23 – Yah!) and ended up going all the way into Canberra just because there was a book fair on.
Did I load up on fiction? No, I did not. When in the middle of a major project, particularly when I’m running out of time, I cannot get deeply into someone else’s work – it captures my thinking when I cannot afford to lose it. I go for shorter and faster entertainment, such as movies (I picked up a batch of lighthearted stuff, but haven’t seen any of them yet).
We ate foods I shouldn’t, but no numbers (food additives) were involved, so I survived without any bad side effects.
Signs to a model train display detoured us on the way home, and that took care of the rest of Saturday. It was a good show and we met some wonderful enthusiasts. We spend hours there looking at the different displays. I had a great time and walked my feet off, but at least it gave my hands and wrists a rest.
Sunday saw us go out again, this time to Goulburn for some shopping, and when we got home we sat up the hill and under umbrellas in the rain – just because – and enjoyed a cold beer together.
It was a weekend of doing different things – well… just because.
Do I regret the lost time? No. If anything, it should make for a good week. I actually got a good break, which was the very thing I’d been trying to get and kept working through. Today I am back at my desk with more reading to do and hopefully with a lot of additions, as well.
I hope you all had and are having a good weekend, too, with some quality time off. It’s worth it.