Saturday, December 06, 2008
What Exactly Does "Rest" Mean ?
The Doctor told me I needed to rest for a week. I suppose rest means different things to different people. I am pretty sure he meant the kind of "rest" that I consider "to vegetate" and that is next to impossible for me. I spent two complete days in my pajamas watching Hallmark movies. Drove me crazy ! I do not sit still well. I didn't feel good enough to do much so I watched Emery do my chores and fix my meals. Torture for me. Today, while Emery was at work, I thought about that word, "rest" and decided to use my own meaning. To rest is to do things indoors, that are not "work" related and don't cause you to break out in a sweat (fun stuff, in other words).
I think that's perfectly reasonable.
So, I took a shower, got dressed, then made a Christmas apron and fruitcake, then I sat on the sofa and watched Hallmark Christmas movies. What a restful day !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...