In theory when you work for yourself moving your weekend might be a smart thing to do – no crowds for starters! But for someone whose pleasures tend to be domestic, and whose work is always to hand, it’s important simply to get out of the house, any day of the week.
My neighbours set wonderful examples – one even goes out for her morning coffee, as well as every other meal (and this lady is a great cook). Marz thinks a twenty mile bike ride is just warming up. Carolyn’s natural exuberance has her planning her wardrobe the night before, for heaven’s sake, and her outfits are always well thought through and detailed. I could go on…
It really is a good idea to learn from friends – whenever I flirt, I channel Eileen! That is because she has natural warmth, focuses on her companion, talks (not too much) in a soft, low voice – of course she is a natural babe as well! When I channel her I soften.
If I want to be a bitch, I channel Erica the uber-assertive. That works too. If I want to be a lady, it’s Judith. And if I want to enjoy life to the fullest, there is no-one quite like my friend June.
I think today I need to channel June. I rang her this morning to catch up but she was having a manicure and a pedicure (her beautician visits). I’m learning already…
As a child I was fascinated by the experiment you could easily do in a jam jar: put a caddis worm that was just beginning its cocoon with yellow sand, then provide it with other colours and substances – bits of shell, glitter even – and you’d end up with a striped cocoon.
There’s a moral in here somewhere.