Besides being Columbus Day, it’s the first day of Pacing Break. I pondered long and hard about how to spend my time free from teaching, rehearsals and meetings. My first impulse was to work and get closer to caught up. What was I thinking?! Instead, I’ve spent the day exploring new places. I drove Anna to work in Collegeville and headed out for parts unknown. I found myself at Providence Town Center, first at Best Buy for a new mobile hands-free device and later to the Town Center Bookstore where I ‘borrowed’ their free wi-fi. Then, it was off to King of Prussia, probably the most ridiculously large shopping mall with the worst traffic. However, Vera Bradley and Pandora made the trip well worth the effort. After a 2-hour lunch at Panera, I was headed back to Collegeville for a visit to Anna’s new office and a sneak peak at what may be her apartment away from home. I’ve spent time reading Blake Mycoskie’s book Start Something That Matters (more on this inspirational read later). I must say, shopping isn’t really what I consider a restorative activity but today has been fun. Dinner is up for grabs depending upon how we feel. But then we’ll head home to rescue Bailey who’s probably about to pop!
Of course, knitting and comedies will ice a very tasty cake of a day. How could I not pick up needles or a hook? I’ve done far too little lately and the repetitive clicking will have such a calming effect tonight. I hope you pick yours up, too!