Taking a Break Today

4 drawings of coffee cup

I’m pulling on my tiny drawing ‘archive’ today while I take a bit of a break. I almost decided against going to my yoga class today but I did go and thankfully all the poses we did involved sitting or lying down so that was just right for how I was feeling (tired and a bit of a sniffle).

I’m struggling a tiny bit with motivation at the moment so, rather than be too hard on myself, I’m taking it as a sign that I need to put my feet up at least for today and have spent all afternoon resting on the sofa.

This little series of sketches is from a visit I made to a coffee shop a few months ago, when I ordered a de-caff coffee but didn’t realise until it was too late that it was full of caffeine – I didn’t sleep well that night!

I also noticed that the toilets in that café have combination locks on the doors and every single man who tried to go to the loo entered the combination and then turned the handle the wrong way. They were left confused, while every woman who came along seemed to manage just fine. I was so frustrated by a group of 3 men (including one who worked there) trying to open the door and failing, that I got up and did it for them. Same thing seemed to be happening the next time I went to this cafe. I wonder why. I do love people watching though!

5 thoughts on “Taking a Break Today

  1. Dale Reply

    Yes, do not chastise yourself for taking a break! They are necessary (especially when you feel a sniffle coming on). This morning I read this great post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/glennon-melton/this-is-how-to-win-at-parenting-and-life_b_6489048.html and remember! Whatever! You are awesome!

    Hope your rest helps you get back on your feet. (I just hate when I ask for decaff and they lie and bring me full caff!) And, what is it with those silly men?

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      That’s a great article Dale! Thanks for sharing it with me, it’s definitely something to re-read and something to keep reminding myself (and others).

      I’m sure the sniffle and extra tiredness will pass but I’m definitely going to go easy on myself in the meantime.

      The door handle thing started out frustrating and then just became funny and kind of curious – who knows what was going there?!

      1. Dale Reply

        You are most welcome! I just wish I had read it before I blew up this morning… sigh…

        Sometimes you just have to shrug your shoulders and do what you did, which was get up and help the poor buggers!

  2. Peter Reply

    I like the double shadows from the downlighters (?).

    Good decision too: we are not machines.

    1. Cathryn Worrell Reply

      I guess there must have been some kind of spotlight in that room but it was a basement with no windows so definitely not natural light.

      And you’re right, we are only human after all. It can be easy to forget that that means we’re not perfect or indestructible.

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