Thursday, March 29, 2012

an off day


i am thankful for a windowsill this morning. a ledge upon which to balance my mug. a warm tea i'm beginning to love, with honey to sweeten. a beautiful song on youtube that somehow, in some odd otherworldly way, knows my heart words.

it's a day off work, but not off. of running around planning for a sweet friend's bridal shower this evening. of dragging my still sick self to the shower and letting the hot water pour down the drain. of getting dressed. swiping on lipstick. wearing the little kitten heels.

of moving forward, physically, even when my weary mind is still stuck somewhere between monday night and the early dawn of tuesday, when i had my first cup of coffee in a month.

because we're not machines, us sweet humans. we're soft and squishy and blood beats through us. so we find the little ways to nurture that life. to breathe into it and let it return the favor, one sweet thursday sunrise at a time.

13 comments:

Ana Magdalena said...

It's ironic how days off usually turn into everything else but a day off. Planning a bridal shower sounds fun :)

I hope you get better soon!

larisaa said...

Even on your off days you have the prettiest words to say. I'm gla you found a tea that you enjoy!

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

First of all, that photo is gorgeous. Second, I hope you are feeling better soon. I love days off but sometimes they're more pressure than ever!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful picture of you, Courtney! I hope you are feeling well soon...I can feel how tired you are.

XO,
Jane

Emma Frances said...

I absolutely adore that picture. It is gorgeous. And your writing is beautiful as always. It makes me love that we are soft and squishy with blood beating through us and that we need that special nourishing to get through every day. Beautiful!

Amber said...

I hope you feel better and are able to have a fun planning the shower.

Amylou said...

I needed to read this today! Life has been making me weary as of late. I need a little something to slow me down. No more machine woman, right?! haha!

Kira said...

Sorry you are not feeling well, I hope you can still enjoy the day and the bridal shower.

chambanachik said...

Amen.

ginanorma said...

that's right (your last sentence)
and i'm sick that you've still been sick.

hope the shower is fun for you all the way, anyway.xo

Four Girls said...

your words are beautiful. i just wanted to let you know that! <3

~Liv

charla beth said...

beautiful.

i hope you start feeling better soon, sweet girl.

Shalyn said...

Oh, I have missed your blog! This is beautiful. I hope you enjoyed your day off planning!

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