Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Feeling Better!

~Playing with a favorite Williraye figurine on my driveway~
I was on my way to work, stuck in traffic and I realized I was going to be late.  It was frustrating to say the least.  I wasn't feeling all that well so on an impulse, I called the office and told them I wouldn't be in today.  I never do that.  But I was going to be off this afternoon anyway, so the schedule was pretty light.

I don't know about you, but even though I wasn't feeling the best, just realizing that I now had an entire day that I'd not planned on to myself, made me (suddenly) feel better.
So, since I was out, I stopped at the grocery store for a few things and bought myself a danish, just to help me to keep feeling good (or better!) for the day ahead.  
Afterwards I stopped at a nursery to look at the fall plants.  Pansies are a fall favorite of mine.
Once home, I realized that the bananas I bought a few days ago were now overripe enough to now make bread, so that was what I did.  There's something comforting about fresh baked bread on a cloudy, chilly day.
~Sheba, my baker's assistant~
After I was done baking, the dogs and I spent some time outside.
Then we all took a nap.  
It was a pretty good and pretty productive "sick" day.  I think I'm feeling much better.      


  1. I hope you haven't told your boss about this blog.

  2. Your post made me feel better! That sweet face looking up at the bread is the best.I know the dogs enjoyed your day off as much as you did. I am so glad that your batteries are recharged. We all need a day like you just spent from time to time. Thanks for sharing.
    Gus' Mom

  3. Hopefully your office doesn't check out your blog:) The banana bread looked delicious and I'm sure your helpers had fun with you home!

    Care to share the recipe?

    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  4. sounds like a good mental health day! :)

  5. I've had that experience, too! Dogs are excellent medecine.

  6. Good for you Kim, glad to hear you are feeling better. That banana bread looks wonderful, so does that sweet furry face looking on. Hugs Francine.

  7. We love when mom has a "sick" day also, your sick day was very productive!!!
    stella rose

  8. This is the best day, when you don't have anything planned to absolutely have to do, lovely bread, and some play time together, hope all good health is back again. Lovely pics of sleeping faces. Cheers, Jean

  9. Sometimes we just need a mental health day.
    A couple of months ago one of the vets at work told me she had found my blog and enjoyed reading it......

  10. LOLOL.
    a PERFECT day i'd say.
    love all your little helpers!

  11. I think everyone needs to play hooky now and then. Sounds like your day was just about perfect.

  12. Those unplanned holidays are the best!

  13. A "sick" day such as yours is good for the soul. :-) I just love the photo of Sheba and the loaves of banana nut bread.

  14. Kim,
    Sounds like you used a mental health day, which is what I call them.
    I love the fact that you need a break and this is what your body and soul tells you to do.
    Baking is a number one score for me.Which is why I love storm days to bake and cook.
    Why?? Because while we work we never have enough time to enjoy what we really want to do.
    Like trying that new recipe or baking something different.
    I'm glad you took this time. I bet the crew just loved having the extra time with you also.
    I guess that's why we can't wait for retirement.
    Take care.

  15. Well, all we know is a sick day with your favorite pals is always a good picker upper, cause thats what us pups do so well. Dad always feels better staying with us, Barharhar!

    The Mad Scots

  16. That's the best kind of day...the unexpected one. We have several Williraye figurines and just love them. Three of them are signed and we met Bobbe and Jeff in WI several years ago.

  17. I love days like that one! One day recently, I looked out at the sunshine and the golden leaves, and I knew it would be one of the last warm days. So, I canceled everything (don't tell anyone... sssshhhh).

    I'm glad you had such a rejuvenating day! I adore the photo of Sheba peeking at your bread! It looks like the dogs loved having you home!

  18. I think I'm feeling a little sick myself...might have to call in tomorrow! :)

  19. I think you being home today made everyone happy! The goldens did not even know they would have a surprise of you coming home!
    Oh that bananna bread must have smelled so good! And tasted good too

  20. Mental health days are crucial to happy, productive workers. It looks like you definitely had a rejuvenating day!

  21. Your day sounds like it was the perfect remedy! Love the photo of hopeful Sheba eyeing those loaves of banana bread! :-)

  22. That is what we used to call a mental health day where I worked. Sometimes a day off is just what the doctor ordered. I like your cute figurines of the car and the dog.

  23. Ummm... I'll have some of that banana bread please.


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