I have learned from my recent ordeal with shingles that I must look after myself and I have made a serious effort to take it down a notch. I won’t lie when I admit that I am partially vain in this effort as I’d really rather not have to deal with more wardrobe malfunctions while in Greece this week for work. I have planned long, flowy items in my packing, just in case.
I realize that my admission in my recent post that I had become somewhat unhinged may have left certain readers a wee bit concerned. (Yes, Ma. I’m talking to you.) So I thought I’d take a moment to share some evidence of the blissfully relaxing weekend I have just enjoyed.
I am aware that this post may feel “too soon” for all my Alberta buddies, who may still be harboring some anger about the recent record snow fall. For this I apologize for the photos I’m sharing. It’s not you, it’s me. Best we all try to move on.
I did come to the realization today that it is remarkably easy to unwind and relax when you are on your own for the weekend. Yesterday morning I bid farewell to my family as they set off to Greece, a few days ahead of me, to enjoy the “Herbstferien” or Fall Holiday.
This left me with a lovely Fall weekend, with weather that still feels like summer, to my own devices.
I allowed myself to do mostly nothing. Puttered about the streets of Zürich, hoping for a Johnny Depp sighting. (He’s the big-name-star attending the Zürich film fest this year.) No luck but the people watching in that town is never disappointing.
I made it out for a bike ride up to the Kyburg Castle today, meaning the big gin & tonic I’m enjoying on our deck is guilt free. I took my time, stopping to enjoy the sights of this gorgeous, Fall day.
I relaxed. I exhaled. I spoke with a sweet friend who has also moved here and can validate and sometimes even top, every moment of exasperation and “what have we done” feelings we’ve had.
I’m feeling relaxed and grateful. Take that you pesky shingles!