We have taken the opportunity presented by the Labour Day long weekend to get away for a few days.
Between teaching, writing, maintaining a positive authorly presence on social media, rehearsing a show and caring for my elderly father, there is a chance I may have been slightly overdoing things lately.
I’ve been having muscular spasms in my back, too, which are most unpleasant. Because of them, I have been minimising the amount of time I spend sitting, which makes each school day extra tiring too.
On Tuesday morning, my hubby texted me with “We’re going away for the weekend. Don’t know where yet, just going.”
He ended up choosing a spot at Henty Bay on the south western coast, a bit further west than Narrawong where we spend time every January.
The weather is glorious, with sunshine and a cool breeze keeping temperatures in the low 20s Celsius.
We’ve walked along the beach and enjoyed the water washing around our feet. We’ve walked along the rock wall that protects the dunes from erosion, and enjoyed an afternoon of reading, relaxing and doing… not much.
What a wonderful thing to be able to escape and unwind a bit in the midst of a busy school term!
I’m really thankful for my husband looking out for my health and making sure I don’t work myself into the ground.
I’m also very thankful for all of those people who fought and campaigned for working conditions that ensured time off for workers, which is why we celebrate Labour Day in the first place.
Life will be back to its normal pace before I know it. Until then, I’m going to enjoy the down time and count a few more blessings.