I knew there was a reason I didn’t turn on the sprinklers last night. This morning I awoke to the sound of rain and to the freshness of the smell of rain on the earth. It is such a clean smell.
This morning was spent working on sedated children – the few that came. And they were pretty good for the most part. Only one screamer and even he was not bad and did not lie on the floor of the waiting room crying afterwards.
With the rain falling and me with a cold coming on, this is just the kind of day I would like to stay at home for the afternoon curled up under a blanket with a good book. It is the kind of day I enjoy if it happens during my vacation when I can indulge myself and feel no urgent deadlines tugging at my attention.
But, even if I wish, I have to go back to work. Sometimes a career is a veritable slave driver! But come to think of it – a mother’s job is never done and that is what I would default to. I guess work and obligations will always be a part of life. Just to keep the right balance!