March 20, 2009

Spring Equinox.

This week has been weather-wise the most beautiful week I can remember for a really very long time. Today is spring equinox, meaning the day has caught up with the night and they are both equally long. This is also considered the first true spring day.

Considering that I have made progress in my work and the fact that the weather has turned, I decided to take a "mental health day", as I used to call them while living in the US. "A day off" to sooth my mind and soul. So today has been my kind of Friday.

What does such a day look like?

I slept long and enjoyed a good cup of coffee while reading the newspaper.


I took a drive by the ocean.





The drive took me to the city where I took a walk.
Later I stopped by the post office to pick up a package containing long awaited summer fashion.
On the way home I went by the store to pick up my weekly groceries.

When I returned to the house, my weekly surface mail from Ireland was in the mail box, waiting for me.

And now I am off to do some gardening and to enjoy the wonderful spring weather, as in these parts of Europe one never knows how long it will last. Happy Friday everyone.;)

12 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

I need a day like this! So beautiful and refreshing!
Have a great weekend!!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

A good mental health day sounds like a very great idea to me, Z.

Have a lovely weekend!

Hilary said...

You used it so wisely, my friend. Weekly mail is such a nice tradition. I can imagine your anticipation each time you tear open a package. :)

Diane said...

Oh, your day sounds perfect!! I'm glad it's been so good... you deserve it, just for surviving the winter :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

I can honestly say that I am very glad 'we met" online. Thanks for your kindest of words, always!! =]

xx

Mahmud Yussop said...

The pictures are excellent and I can follow the happiness you experience today. Have a nice weekend.

Hazel Designs said...

HAPPY SPRING!!! We made it! It sounded like you had a lovely, lovely day. Great pictures - I esp. love the city shot.

Holly said...

Your day looks and sounds dreamy!! Next time I would like to come with you. :)

Enep said...

happy spring, lovely pics dear ;)

xo

Protege said...

=Julie,
I think we all need these kind of days; hope your weekend will e great too.;))

=Fhina,
yes, I think our mental health need to be tended to as much as our physical one.;)) Likewise I wish you a great weekend.;)

=Hilary,
yes, you understand how much those parcels means to me, when the sender can not be here.;) Hope you are having a great weekend my friend.;))

=Diane,
yes, I have survived it, as have you.;) Hope you enjoyed your Friday evening in DC:;)))

=Erika,
ditto! I love your place and I so enjoy when you stop by here. Have a great weekend pretty one.;))

=Mahmud,
yes, it was a very good day, it was my day and at times I like to spend days in solitude.;) Hope your weekend is great too.;)

=Hazel,
yes we did make it, didn't we? I know you hate winter as much as I do, so welcome to spring dear friend. Glad you like the city shot, as I thought that was the least interesting of them all.;))

=Holly,
ah yes, I would enjoy spending a day like that in your company, I know we would have fun. Have a great weekend dear friend.;))

=Enep,
thank you so much and likewise to you. Thank you for stopping by.;))

Noelle Chantal said...

Nothing beats seeing the calming ocean, picking up exciting package and gardening sounds relaxing too, plus plus wonderful weather! Totally the perfect Fridate for you! Very Protege. :)

Protege said...

=Noelle,
how sweet of you to read all my latest blog entries; I appreciate you taking your time to leave comment on every single one.;))
And I guess it was a very Protege Friday.;))