This morning it's definitely 'old clothes and porridge' - four hours work under my belt and a few more to be done before the day is done.
I had a good, restful, restorative and reflective time in Wales, managed to read no less than four books (two fiction, two non-fiction), listened to an audio book, completed a craft project, and walked miles.
Hyddiw, the name of the cottage in which I stayed is Welsh for 'today' or 'now'. I like the word, not least because it defies every conceivable English pronunciation, and also because it has a sense of "present continuous active"... being as much a verb as a noun; as a state of being as much as a defined period of time.
The weather was amazing - mostly clear blue skies by day - and lashing rain by night! The temperature dipped below freezing - and peaked into the teens.
I was reminded of the words from Hebrews 3:13, 'while it is still called today...' To have spent time in a place called 'today' or 'now', to have centred on being present rather than active (though plenty of activity did happen), and to have enjoyed creation - all was good, and God-given.
Now, though, it's back to 'business as usual' and a couple of utterly crazy weeks in prospect!