My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mental Health Day

Yesterday I actually took a "mental health" day, they might refer to them now as personal days. Whatever they are called I highly recommend them. I have make a decision to take one a month. You don't have to have an out of the house job to take care of your mental health.

The day was perfect for it, that wonderful light rain with a few rumbles of thunder and a flash or two of lightening. You know the kind I'm talking about, it makes your grass grow 6 inches overnight.

I had my usual list of "things to do" all ready to go and just said "no not today". If I'm behind this week so what, most of it is for other people anyway. Today is mine.

This was my day: shower, walked puppies between showers,10:30 nap and a 2:00 nap, reading between naps, soup for lunch and dinner.

At 9:15 when the puppies went for their last walk of the day I have never seen so many fire flies. They were beautiful and the puppies loved chasing and trying to catch them. I'm sure they are there every night I just don't take time to see them. I think I'll pay more attention to the beautiful things around and not worry so much about my "to do" list.

I did not blog, email or talk on the phone. My day was drama free.

Please take time for a "mental health day". It is so worth it.


  1. What a lovely day! And such good advice! I will be sure to do so after the Treasure SAle :)

  2. I do that sometimes too. It feels good to just take a day off.


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