I feel irritable and tired today... Despite a quiet day yesterday. Sometimes I need a whole weekend to recover from the week at work. I don't find cooking and housework or gardening relaxing, just necessary chores. Picking fresh veges or eating fresh baking help make them worthwhile jobs and some heavy duty decluttering in the house today has created a feeling of peace and space in one room at least! I took lunch outside to sit in the sun, enjoying some time with the dogs. The blossom over the back deck made a perfect restful spot. It doesn't last long; the new green shoots are peeking through already and I am pleased I got to sit here and enjoy it, appreciate the moment of this soothing canopy of blossom.