It was a gorgeous day, and I decided to allow myself a birthday treat -- right there in the middle of the madness. I grabbed a favorite new book that I've been getting lost in, and set the kitchen timer for 30 minutes.
I sat on the patio, and DID NOT MOVE for 30 minutes. No watering flowers, no picking up this or that in the yard. Just sitting and soaking in the sun with a good read. Thirty minutes of bliss.
Then it was back to work.