Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday wonders - T

T is for Therapy.

Last Friday afternoon, I found myself with some unexpected free time.   I had the car.  I had the first really summery-warm day.  I had an hour.

I decided to drive to the one large fabric store that has managed to survive after Walmart undersold everyone and drove out all competition.  Then when the others had all fallen - but one - they closed their fabric department.  I want to say it's only been a year or so since I was in that fabric store but it's probably been a lot longer than that.  I just haven't been sewing.  So that was my first therapy:  look at all the new fabrics and check out the patterns. 

After my prowl through the fabrics, I drifted around this mall that I hardly ever go to any more.  It's changed and I was happy admiring some new stores, renovations and wondering where other remembered shops and sights had gone.  A flying exit through Winners and the hour was almost up.  Therapy number Two.

But the best was yet to come.  I was feeling relaxed for the first time in ages.  The sun was shining.  If I'd had that kind of car, my top would definitely have come off.  I drove back to my next appointment through the back roads which have built up but still retain more charm than the freeway.   Popped in a Herb Ellis CD, rolled down the window and drove through the (almost) country road back to the city.  Just a joy.  I can still summon up the feeling of total relaxation.  Driving therapy is even better than retail.

And it only took an hour.  Really.

4 comments:

Dana said...

Sounds lovely! I used to love jumping in the car and just going wherever the road led me. You're right: that freedom is so relaxing. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! I can absolutely understand the joy of a free hour and driving with the windows rolled down! I've been doing a bit of that myself. ;)

LOVE your floaty cardigan AND that tee pattern. The turquoise is going to be gorgeous! Hope you find another free hour for relaxation in this week. blessings ~ Tanna

Bossy Betty said...

I totally understand this kind of therapy!

Rudee said...

Hmm. Sounds just about perfect! Thanks for the reminder to both make and take time.

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