Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Much Calmer Day

I woke up in a surprisingly good mood this morning. Actually, it might not have been so much present on waking as after our now morning ritual.

If I'm in the right state of mind, it can be so relaxing and warm my soul to enjoy the pre-work morning. Getting up and showered not so much, but after that ... Going downstairs, letting Bell out to run around. Preparing our lunch while Varen makes breakfast. Sitting and eating together. It's really nice and I should appreciate it more :)

Yesterday I left work early. Really early, at about 2pm. As I've said before, I'm not doing much here at the moment and this can be highly frustrating. And based on yesterday's mood, I needed the space and time to just be ... away from work and computers.

So I left early and headed to a nursery nearby ... for the soil I didn't get yesterday. And I was really saddened. Usually I love wandering pet shops. And there were the cutest little kittens who got very excited when I stopped briefly to say hello (it's so hard to leave them there in their cage, so I kept walking). And then I saw they had bunnies. But these bunnies did not look that well cared for. They were the usual, big bunnies, quite a lot larger than Bell. Eating bread and cabbages :( And then there were 3 tiny little baby bunnies (literally half the size of Bell when we first got her). The were sooo cute. But they were in this cage with all these giant bunnies (and I assume their mom). I hope they're okay in there! It now amazes me as I watch Bell zoom around our little garden that has become her home at how lucky this little bunny is. It makes me smile :) But I have begun to wonder how she's going to handle an interloper in her space next week!

Anyway, so I spent the afternoon in the garden potting my herbs (the mint is looking a bit limp ... I hope it perks up!) and reading my book. It didn't take Bell long to discover the pots, which I then had to move up off the floor. And it turns out she's developed a taste for mint as well - yippee :)

And then eventually after a lovely restful afternoon at home, it was time to head off to Action Cricket. It was kinda weird not playing with my old team /department. But I think it'll be good to help me meet more people from my new department. My old team has certainly suffered some set backs with quite a few people having left since last season. Either way (and even tho we lost ... by 6 runs!), the evening was good and I remembered just how much I enjoy playing :) Sad to miss Tuesday night dinner with the Goof Troop, but there'll be plenty more opportunities for those. I think Varen also had a good time catching up with some of the folks from work (he used to work here too, remember?).


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

The Jackson Files said...

Glad you're feeling better and I keep on meaning to say that your little Bell is just the cutest thing.

phillygirl said...

@jane - thanks, me too!

@tjf - thanks ... and thanks :)

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