It’s All About Balance (and you thought it was All About That Bass)

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It’s All About Balance (and you thought it was All About That Bass)

I’m a firm believer in balance. After all, all work and no play didn’t go so well for The Shining’s Jack Torrance!

I’ve always had a strong work ethic, but I think it’s important to play a little bit, too. I try to do something just for me every day to keep things in perspective. I walk almost daily (which keeps me sane). I enjoy reading (just finished Karen Robard’s latest), and I have several TV shows I tune in to see (My gosh—after this week’s Suit’s premiere—can I despise Louis Litt anymore???).

Yesterday, I took advantage of our great weather to take a break and be a kid again. Apologies to my Northern friends who are battling snow drifts. The weather gods of Texas also believe in balance in winter. We had a cold snap, followed by temps in the 60s & 70s, and are back in the 40s this morning. But I digress . . .

Thursday, I did one of my favorite activities that I so enjoyed as a kid—I went to the zoo. It was a sunny day. A bit breezy. But sometimes you just have to get out and do something kid-like to celebrate life. I’m in good health and can walk a large place such as a zoo with no discomfort. And what I fun couple of hours it was!

The elephant herd had two precious babies in it.

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The lions, rhinos, and meerkats lounged in the sun, making me miss Meerkat Manor all over again. (RIP, Flower)

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A ram gobbled a pole. Hope he didn’t swallow any splinters!

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A kangaroo came this close and let us talk to him as he cocked his head and listened politely.

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The tiger paced.

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And the flamingos squawked so loudly that I almost needed earplugs!

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I think it’s important to take these kinds of timeouts in life. Today, I feel my batteries are recharged, and I hope I’ll get a ton of writing done today and this weekend . . . you know, when the weather goes so cold that I’ll be staying inside to write by the fire. Gotta love Texas!

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