Coffee in bed my usual spoiled self; I stretched not wanting to get out of bed. It was an early morning alarm that woke me; I could stay under the covers all day. I promised myself I would get away from my computer, the long list of things to do could wait until later tonight or even tomorrow.
I purposely did not bring my tablet for writing; my usual to write while my husband drives us through the countryside. Today I would focus on time off, and not on business enjoying shopping and lunch, all planned by him. It was a decision not easily made; I knew the sacrifice would be to work late this evening.
We sped off driving on a two lane road; the curves on the mountain did not bother me this time. The all too familiar anxious feeling of having to be busy with my hands started to creep in. Sitting quietly trying to keep my mind busy I took notice of the farms and country side taking it all in mentally storing it in my mind for future reference for painting of a digital art piece. If I could only remember each tree that sped by, the dilapidated barn across the road, and the cows grazing in the fields.
There was beauty out there I thought even though days of winter freeze of ice and snow made the normal green rolling hills brown. Usually by now I am fed up with this color palette, and then before you know it spring comes and it all changes. I love the four seasons in the Northeastern Mountains of Georgia.
I am lucky to live here, thinking about my shopping list, making sure the supplies to finish my digital art bags I printed on fabric the other day is on it. Smiling I thought how the first print was successful planning for more projects to sell online and in art galleries. I love experimenting with new ideas taking my art to the next level.
Soon I will be home. I can throw myself back into my projects, writing my next article, finishing my art bags adding snaps to the flap, and enjoying my familiar surroundings at home. How do you spend your time off away from your daily grind?