I should be sleeping right now.
The next three weeks is going to be the culmination of a massive project that has taken almost nine months to build, create and stage. But less of that. And more of what I want to do with the time right after – yes, the idea of freedom has finally made me pause, think and dream.
First thing on my list of to-do’s?
To wake up, stretch… and stay in bed for the next few hours without worrying if I’d missed an email, call, text or whatever.
Next, have a cup of coffee and some rich chocolate biscuits, laze on the couch, read… till I fall asleep again.
Maybe after that, I’ll find the energy to finally exercise, something I’ve missed doing for a looooooong time. I know The Mother used to be an expert at yoga. She could teach me. Well, if she could get off the couch too.
A long bath seems perfect, after this. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember the last time I took a really long bath. These days, it’s all about hopping in, washing and scrubbing and hopping out, rushing either to get out of the house (because I woke up late) or to get into bed (because I need my sleep).
And then back on the couch again (or the Mother’s bed) to watch one of her many DVDs. She recently begun watching Korean dramas, and while I can’t quite get into them yet, I understand why she likes them. There’s a good mix of humour, warmth and good old fashioned romance in their shows. Or I could convince her that The Walking Dead is fantastic telly. I wonder if she’ll believe me.
Finally, it’s off to bed again, after such an activity-filled day. I wonder what I’ll dream of then, with a day so packed. Seriously though, it’ll be a treat not dreaming about work, because they’ve begun invading my nights. Gah!
Only three more weeks to go.
I can’t wait.
“Books. Cats. Life is good.”
– Edward Gorey