Monday, September 24, 2012

Taking A Coffee Break

We had big plans to get some serious shopping done today, heading to Cordoba mid-morning with a long list. Two things happened to derail our plans. One is that this is a holiday. Apparently a big one, because most businesses and all official offices are closed. Big box stores are open, of course. AND FULL OF PEOPLE. So full of people that the lines snake up and down and around the store, and you can tell it's going to be at least an hour and probably longer just to check out.

No thank you.

Especially because the second thing to derail our plans is a simple little thing called fatigue.

Which hit with a vengeance while trying to brave the crowds at our first stop.

So we ended up at Starbucks, enjoying a shared frappuccino and free wifi.

Part of me feels guilty that we made the trip and won't actually accomplish anything, but I think it's been good to get away from all that remains to be done at the casita and enjoy a change of scenery. We've been pushing hard for a long time, especially the past month. A day off is not out of line.

So rather than shop, we're taking a little coffee break and then we'll head home early. I foresee an early dinner and bedtime, and hopefully a good, long night's sleep.

I'll be back soon with an update on what we've gotten done, and what's still on the To Do list. It's a toss-up as to which is longer.


Mari said...

Everyone needs a break now and then - I think this one was well deserved!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

I agree with your assessment! Sometime you just need to take a break!


Lhoyt said...

I admire you and your To Do lists, but I still have enough Argentine culture in my blood to know that To Do list does not have to be a "todo hoy" list. So ingrained is it, that I have a tendency to leave it for "maƱana". Both extremes are wrong, but it IS hard to strike a happy medium.

The Bug said...

Well, since you posted this yesterday I imagine that you're hard at work again today. Glad you had a break!

rita said...

Wondering how you can function with all the setbacks. Glad for opportunity to build relationship with neighbors.
Good to take breaks.
Sleep well, as you know "sufficient unto each day is the trouble thereof" or something like that.
Love u!

Anonymous said...

Yay for days off! I know that feeling of fatigue. Stephan & I did a ton of shopping today, and I'm exhausted!

Lhoyt said...

I have wracked my brain to figure out what holiday you were dealing with. Then the other day one of my Argentine friends sent something about "Dia de la tradicion Gaucha". Might the festivities have been for that date?