…not easy but I’m having a go!
It has been a hectic time–three weeks criss crossing the US for our book tour followed by a four-day cooking workshop.
We need a break.
The work ethic is a curse sometimes–what is this need always to be doing something?
Today I’m trying ignore it—that background whisper in your ear that something is pending and needs to be attended to.
Having some success.
(Though here I am writing this!)
I finish a brilliant read, the Booker-nominated His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet–but that is not a task, it’s a pleasure.
Lunch and dinner will be left-overs–delicious bliss!
Sitting here in the kitchen looking at our neighbor chogging back and forth on his tractor is therapeutic.
Watching others at work, can be.
He’ll do this all day, only breaking for lunch.
The countryside has autumn written all over it; the harvests are in and the monster combine-harvesters have trundled back to base.
The fields of sunflowers, garlic, wheat and corn are now in transition; job done for another summer.
Soon they will be in newly-turned shades of brown heralding a short period of repose.
I’m awarding us a short period of repose.
There are lines to go over, with Meredith taking the roles of Demelza, George Warleggan and Ross Poldark– which she relishes (actrice manqué!)
But that is for later today or even tomorrow–the Spanish call it mañana.
We may go walnuting this afternoon but no pressure–tomorrow will do for that too.
Ben just came in at his usual trot for a brief munch, then he’ll be on his way.
His need to be “doing” is stronger than Beau’s.
Beau is a lesson to us all–and will be spotted putting in a hard afternoon’s lying around most days.
What we can learn from cats!