It was just one of those calm, warm, easy-going days yesterday – a little work to do (of course, with both Hubby and I having home-based businesses, there is ALWAYS something to do), errands to run – and time for a long-overdue mani/pedi. With income being somewhat limited on my part, I usually do my own fingers and toes – but, hey, with sandal weather here, it’s a quarterly treat!
And I just love the pampering!
And then I took some “me time” in the late afternoon sun in my little sanctuary – my little tiny back “yard”:
Our tiny vegetable garden, herb garden, tiny trees, lots of flowers, sunshine and shade, birds, hot tub, and peace and quiet! The vegetable garden has strawberries, 4 different kinds of bell peppers and tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, snap peas, radishes and green onions. Pumpkin seeds are ready to plant. The little herb garden has spearmint, basil, parsley, tarragon and a lemon thyme. We have ginger, gardenia, snap dragons, geraniums, irises, lily, ferns, spider plants, ivy, star jasmine and a coleus. Oh and six cranky, cantankerous old rose bushes that scare me! lol! There’s also a humming bird feeder and a bird bath.
Me time – quietly reading in the sunshine … pulling pesky weeds here and there … deadheading flowers from the plants … sitting in the hot tub .. or my every morning routine of walking around the yard with my coffee cup saying good morning to all my “babies” out there. Disengaging from the busy world for a few minutes every day. Refreshing mind, body and soul!
What do you do to refresh your mind, body and soul? What is your sanctuary?
And, as always … Namaste … I honor you!