For those of you who work from home, or have in the past, you’ll know that weekends don’t come around every week like they do for many people. Sometimes there’s that extra project that comes in last minute. Or maybe you’re trying to catch up or get ahead. As a freelance writer, it seems like there are always a million things to do at any given moment. And they’re all probably things that I should be doing. Finding a balance between work and home life is essential, even on a day by day basis, and slowly I’m learning when it’s time to say, “Basta!” (Enough!) When the sun shines and the sky is temptingly blue, it becomes a whole lot easier to know when to say when. (Of course, in the summer that becomes another challenge!)
Saturday morning was splendid! Just a few weeks ago there was snow on the mountains, but we opened the windows to find the warm sun shining on the sea and the sky clear. Weekend it was! Walking around Amalfi it felt like spring, with kids out playing on the beach and mounds of winter coats, hats and scarves piled up on the benches and rocks nearby. With the nice weather, the morning errands took a bit longer and soon it was lunch time. The sun felt too warm to go back inside, so we stopped by the Lido delle Sirene restaurant behind the port in Amalfi and asked for something quick to enjoy out on their terrace.
The lunch that arrived was a wonderful treat … panini con polpette (meatball sandwich). With the warm sun and fresh breeze from the sea, for a moment it really felt like summer.
In fact, it felt like summer so much that we spent a hour and a half in the sun on the beach after lunch. This is the earliest my swimsuit has ever made it out of the wardrobe!
There certainly isn’t the same atmosphere as the busy summer days, but a warm early spring day like this somehow feels even better. After a winter of being cold, both inside and outside the house, it felt so good to stretch out and soak up the sun! And now I can tell you, spring is really just around the corner on the Amalfi Coast!