Tuesday, April 19

I did NOTHING (and I don't care!)

This morning began like most mornings do. . .

up early/strong tea/more strong tea/check emails/check never ending to-do list/make Ted's sarnies for work/clean out chicks and muck out Bruce.

But then a strange thing happened. . .

I sat down on the edge of Bruce's water trough, felt the full warmth of the morning sun on my face, watched the horses enjoying the new spring grass, listened to the birds singing like their hearts would burst (and heard the first cuckoo), saw two deer in the far field and a fox loping home after a night on the prowl.

I've got SO much to do at the moment, and I did nothing.
I just sat. And you know what, I don't care. I might even do it again :))

30 comments:

Cheap2Chic said...

Good for you, I just love this time of year and if it had been me I'd still be there - enjoy every minute of your relaxation time xx

sue15cat said...

One of my favourite poems.....

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep and cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

W. H. Davis




We should all take the time to stand and stare and to 'stop and smell the roses'. A minute of peaceful solitude with the sun beating down on our faces is worth so much. A salve for the soul.

Sue xx

CATHERINE DANIEL said...

I know - I could just sit for hours just staring and thinking. Some folk have to read or do a crossword or have their earphones in, but me, I just sit and do nothing (BLISS)!

My Spotty Pony said...

Everything always gets done anyway so why not make the most of the sunshine. Get you deckchair out, make a Pimms and relax back and let all your cares melt away (but not the ice in the Pimms!).
Enjoy your day, Abby x
ps. Hope Mark enjoyed his Pear with a face on!

Saphy said...

how wonderful.

Hesta Nesta said...

I don't blame you, there is nothing like a few stolen moments away from our hectic lives....something I think we all need to do a bit more often. Enjoy your day.
Jo xx

KC'sCourt! said...

How lovely, just the thing I try and do too
Julie xxxxxx

Janet said...

Good for you-nice to stop and take a while - just to appreciate things , to live in the moment...I think we all need to do that a little more often x

Susan T said...

I can remember having a conversation with my then, very small daughter - we were discussing the day's itinery. She looked at me and said "When can I just be me"

You had a glorious 'Just be' time. I wish they were longer.

foreveryoung said...

Too right. I was away recently and was left on my own for most of one of the days. Part of it I just spent sitting and looking, occasionally thinking and dreaming, but most of the time just being peaceful and tranquil. It really does you good and we should all do the same whenever we can. It's meditation I suppose. Ann x

Menopausal musing said...

You did right, love, you did right.. (imagine that said in a northern accent!).

Vintage Tea Time said...

The perfect thing to have done - and, yes, you should do it again! I'm hopeless at doing it, but when I do, it refreshes you for quite a while afterwards. I always think I haven't got time - but the poem says it all! Abby x

Jee said...

Quite right too, why waste such a perfect morning.

Rose H (UK) said...

Good on yer! We all need time to ignore those pressing things and have a little me time.

Fading Grace said...

I don't blumin blame you, tomorrow is another day xx

The Cloth Shed said...

Why not?
You seem to spend your time looking after others... husband, hens and horse, so its only fair to have a little time to yourself...
Julie x

Annie said...

sounds wonderful and I am definitely a little jealous, my mornings certainly are nothing like that
Ann x

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Good for you Miss Bunny, I thought that you were going to say that you had fallen asleep in the field - and why not?!
T x

Serenata said...

It is good to just sit and enjoy for a change - sounds like you were in the perfect place to do so as well.

I posted about my horse the other day...
http://thebalancingkiwi.blogspot.com/2011/04/horsey-post.html just in case you were interested.

OhSoVintage said...

Oh yes, do it again tomorrow!

Sylvia said...

I know that feeling, Elaine, those are the most wonderful moments, so nice you enjoyed it !
Hugs,
Sylvia

Vintage Jane said...

Sometimes it just HAS to be done! Enjoy while the sun shines ...

Kim said...

Hooray for more days like that...multi-tasking is way out of proportion...what is wrong with doing nothing and not caring???!!!Nothin' wrong in my book!

sandiart said...

Pure bliss....
x Sandi

Letticeleaf said...

Good Oh! It's a real skill and takes a long time to achieve. My problem is I can sit doing nothing but ALL the while, I have a niggle of GUILT! LLX

Primchick said...

Ahh yes... it's what we call a 'floppy day' in our house... when you can't get going, or can't be bothered or both.. it's 'just a floppy day..'
Bliss.... :o)

melbatoast68 said...

Oh, that sounds so incredibly wonderful. Wish we all has more time to do nothing!

Poppy said...

I have far too many days like that, its great to know I'm not alone.

Thank you for your lovely comment...

I hope you have a lovely Easter!

Lou xxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

I think you should do that at least once a day, every day, until we get the rain again - and while you're about it, have a sit and a contemplate for me, too!! ;o)) Sxx

Heidi said...

It sounds perfect...Have a wonderful Easter! I can't wait to steal candy from my kids...hehe!

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