Friday, July 08, 2011
I remember helping pick the fabric for the chairs, stuffing candles by the fireplace for the Christmas Eve service, and often finding goodies set out on the coffee station. This lobby is where we held most staff events too, so we'd move out the furniture, bring in tables and chairs, and cover the front desk with desserts. I've attended baby showers and going away parties in this room. I know that you can't leave the door propped open or the chipmunk will come in and that the bird singing loudly is not actually stuck in the chimney, but sitting on top of it. I helped choose the color and brightness of the light bulbs in the overhead fixtures.
It's been good to be back, but I have missed my sewing machine and look forward to next week when we will be reunited. We have a busy weekend ahead and I feel like renaming the dog days of summer the "dog-tired days" because I am plumb wore out from all this activity. When I find myself in a frantic scramble of days like this, I like to make lists of the relaxing things I will do when the busyness subsides. Things like: bake bread, wash all the glasses by hand, start a new quilt.
I hope you find something relaxing to get into this weekend.