Two whole days without my girl! I always have a million things in my head that I would do if I had a day to myself, let alone TWO!! Of course I never manage to do even a quarter of them. It usually takes a couple of hours, at least, to decompress from the activity that goes on day after day that we move through without ever realizing exactly how much energy it takes.
I had completely forgotten that Karl had volunteered some of his Sunday hours for the summer reading program party at the library. Now I had a few hours of total and complete alone time on a beautiful cool summer day - what to do? It crossed my mind to grab my camera and head out for a shoot, or I could edit all of the photos I have taken over the summer and not had time for. I really needed to prepare lessons for school that would be beginning in a week, so I grabbed my computer and headed to the local coffee house to do some work. I ended up sitting outside and rather than doing much work I found myself tuning into the casual conversations of the customers, the music drifting outside through the open window above me and the pedestrians passing by. In those moments I realized how much I tune out in a given day and was happy to have a few hours by myself to pay attention to the world that continues to happen around me.