Friday, September 14, 2012

The Peace Place

I get easily overwhelmed by lots of activity.  I’m like a small child that way.  I also like routine.

At Katy’s preschool last year, they had a separate area of the classroom with pillows and books for kids who needed a break.  They called it the Peace Place.  I had no idea this existed until one day when Katy wanted to make a Peace Place at home. 

Last weekend was a busy weekend.  Sharing in the wedding of an old friend, catching up with another.  It was lovely.

I left the weekend and went straight into a busy week at work.

And now I’m tired.

Not just physically, but mentally.

I need down time.  I need to hit the reset button.

Today was supposed to be a day off but I ended up at work.  And then I had to run.  What would Sister Runner say if I skipped out on today’s run?  And of course I had to make a trip to the grocery store, where I left with a lot but still don’t feel like I have any real food to make it through the week.  And then the carnival at the kids’ school.

So what am I doing right now?  I’m in my Peace Place at home. 

I think Katy’s preschool teachers were onto something.  And it’s not just for kids.

I’m sitting in the chair in my bedroom that is usually covered with clothes that need to be folded and put away.  Today it was covered with dirty clothes that I just threw on the floor.  I needed my chair.  I can’t sit on my bed because I will fall asleep.  I’m listening to music via youtube and writing.  I’m wearing fuzzy slippers.  I closed the door so I wouldn’t have to listen to the drone of the tv.

And it’s glorious.


  1. From your Sister Runner--
    Sometimes you need a break from running. Running usually is my Peace Place...but sometimes we just need a break. Never say you have to run, it makes running sound like a chore. You do have the choice to relax your whole body and soul sometimes. I do.

    1. It was certainly a conflict yesterday. My brain needed me to run so I could clear my head. At the same time, it was one more thing on my to-do list. Oh well. I'm still glad that I got to cross that one off.


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