Letters to Tuvia#157 Just What I Needed (2-22-16)


Morning T,
I blasted out of bed this morning, put the bed back together and opted for a shower before breakfast and why? Probably because I pampered myself yesterday. As I left Hoboken on Friday night,(without my phone) my bouts of sneezing were more intense than usual and just as I reached the city limits, just before I moved onto the first highway to return home, I knew I had to turn around for my phone. Ugh… another 45 minutes before I could be home and sleeping.
Yes, my phone was sitting right across from Leora and they had yet to discover it. Back in the car, back on the roads, back home and feeling miserable and just one week before a journey.  A day on the couch was in my sights.

Yes, I needed the couch  for the whole day and yes, if you had been with me that wouldn’t have happened. Whenever I needed a day or so to recharge- those were hard days for you. Sure, by the evening I was coming back to myself and sure, I would have put myself together for a dinner out with you but honestly, I was happy to end the day where it began, right on the couch as the fire burned out. A day for napping with support from tylenol, soup, leftovers, movies, even a good cry watching one of the last episodes of Downton Abbey- Mary’s wedding.

And it’s a new day-a good Monday ahead, my love. The sun is shining bright, I get to work with Jonathan and my guitar with a clearer head, I get to make sense of my progress with Sandie this afternoon, maybe a visit to gym to play with weights and machines, and maybe today I’ll push myself to prepare my taxes… and for dessert,  maybe I’ll start to fill my suitcases.

I know, you’re smiling, grinning, maybe even laughing right now. I feel your warmth.

Miss you Tuv R,

Bonnie S.

8 thoughts

  1. I just hate it when I forget my phone, especially when I’ve been on the road a while. Grrr!!! The day of rest has rejuvenated you for today. I just put final numbers on tax form and will be dropping it off this morning. Have a good one today!

  2. Me, too about the phone, but usually it’s just at my daughter’s house, not too far to return. Glad you went back so you could have “your” day at home, and now for Monday! Ugh, must do the final work on the taxes, too, complicated. Hope you have a lovely day with music and exercise and Sandie, Bonnie. Just a few more days & you’re off to the beach. Sounds very inviting!

  3. The day on the couch to recharge seems like just what you needed. You make me stop to think if I need a day on the couch……also known as a “snow day” to recharge my batteries. Glad you are back on track…..

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