thanks to burningalive for my post title for today!
i realized recently when someone asked me what i did to rest that i had gotten sloppy in my rest habits! i might physically rest but am lousy in the mental rest department. so, this day off, i committed to myself and my husband (God bless him) that i would refuse to entertain any thoughts about work. it was a little bit hard at first, but i got kinda good at it after awhile.
i took a great nap, watched that most-chickest-of-all-chick-flicks, The Notebook and read (get this) The Cricket in Times Square (didn't have any lighthearted books in my own stack to choose from for my day off from depth...had to borrow from the kids!) What a great little story that is about a country-cricket-from-Connecticut who gets hijacked in a picnic basket to the subway station in Times Square. He discovers he possesses greatness in his music and still chooses to play for the willows and the hedgehogs in the Connecticut meadows instead of the teeming masses in the Big Apple.
I realize i am fighting a sickness when, upon closing the book, i begin to think how cool it would be to have Chester the Cricket play a hymn for us at church some Sunday morning. : )
I'll leave with you my favorite quote from the book (which is illustrated by Garth Williams of Little House fame, by the way...one of my favorite illustrators ever) --
" 'I guess I'm just feeling Septemberish,' sighed Chester. 'It's getting towards Autumn now. And it's so pretty up in Connecticut. All the trees change color. The days get very clear - with a little smoke on the horizon from burning leaves. Pumpkins begin to come out.' "