Yesterday I was working hard on the galley proofs of Shepherd’s Song when Paul told me he had to go to Ace Hardware. Did I want to come along? I immediately thought of the rest of the items on my list to complete, and I said “I’d love to, but I still had work to do. ” I got something else ready that I wanted him to do. He was sitting in the car waiting for them.
I stepped out the back door and felt the warm rush of air. It was one of the nicest days we’ve had in weeks. Paul said, “You can still come with me…” I ran back into the house and grabbed my purse. The dishes and other jobs could wait until later. We weren’t gone long, but I had a much needed and refreshing break.
Sometimes you just have to let the work go.