Today, at 1:55 this afternoon, SPRING BREAK began.
Oh, words cannot even come close to describing how much I neeeeed this time to decompress.
When students began to leave school, there was just this sense of growing excitement in me.
Then, I walked to my car -
and when I turned on the ignition, it was as though a hundred pound weight was lifted off my tired, arthritic shoulders.
Yes, I have arthritis in my shoulders at the ripe old age of 46.
The doctors say it is probably a result of all the dancing I did growing up - but there is no way of knowing for sure.
At any rate, the shoulders sure felt significantly better when I pulled into my driveway at 2:10.
The sun was shining and it was one of those absolutely gorgeous Santa Barbara days:
75 degrees with a cool ocean breeze blowing.
I was so happy about Spring Break,
I popped inside the house, changed into some comfy clothes, and grabbed my Canon Nifty 50 lens - my Christmas gift.
I brought the DSLR and the Nif-fif out into the garden to practice using the lens.
I also wanted to capture some of the pretties that are blooming right now.
After serving as chauffeur for my kids for a few hours,
I finally settled down on the couch with a Diet Coke and a great book which I started a bit ago - but haven't had time to return to. I felt so tired from all that has been going on in the last few weeks. It was a welcome relief.
Tomorrow, my kids have school and my hubby has work...
but I am FREEEEEE!!!
I have a manicure scheduled for the morning
(= total relaxation)
and then plans for a bit of solo shopping in downtown Santa Barbara. Then, I may even catch a movie by myself.
I love, Love, LOVE Spring Break.
Here is to some mental rejuvenation!