Most of the day was spent in bed recovering from the last of whatever the children left me with last week. Nothing too serious but simply a feeling of being overly tired and needing to sleep 'it' off. At the same time on the other side of the world, my boyfriend was doing the same.
After we both awoke, we chatted on the phone and decided to get on Skype later in the evening. In the meantime, I made myself a simple potato leek soup and a salad from arugula leaves, cucumbers, baby tomatoes, and a few other items. An orange with pistachios was my dessert.
Sometimes we need time to stop what we normally do and find our way to a more peaceful place as we reflect on how to get there. Whether it is taking a long drive somewhere out of town or simply staying in bed longer than usual, downtime is what we need for a better outlook on life.