In the last week or so, I've missed two birthdays: a friend's and one of my niece's. And then I missed the Quest's birthday, too, which was actually last Thursday. This is what happens when you come back from vacation. I know I should re-seal the kitchen sink and organize my junk drawer, but all I feel like doing is trolling scrapbooking sites, quite as if I don't have a growing list of To-Do's that just aren't getting done.
But you know, it's kind of nice to kick back with a tall glass of ice tea and plan a few layouts, in-between doling out treat and tummy rubs to the kittens. When life starts to feel like a joyless trudge through endless responsibilities, it's time to crack out the scrabble board, grab a leash or the phone, dig out the rollerblades, the fishing gear, the croquet set, the watercolors or embroidery floss, and let yourself have a little fun, if just for a little while.
I'm gonna take my own advice and allow for a little more fun to slip into my life. I think a some R & R is just the ticket for reconnecting to so many things--whether work or dreams, goals or plans--with a renewed sense of purpose and vigor. And so, for a while at least, I'm going to be cutting back a bit on my posts, aiming for 3-5 posts a week rather than my (pre-vacation) usual of 6-7. I still have a list of, oh, 732 topics to address here on the Quest. It might just take me a little longer to get to them all.