I've spent the last few years posting almost every day, with a week off here and there and recently I decided Tuesdays would be "Time-Out", with no posting and reading/commenting only if I felt like it.
I enjoy the time away from the computer, I find my day is much more relaxed and I get things done without hurrying because the computer is waiting for me.
I still enjoy my blog and all the others that I read, but sometimes, (just sometimes), I feel it has all become a chore. My blog I mean, not reading all yours out there, that's still fun.
To counteract a possible burnout, I'm taking back my Saturdays. So now there will be two days a week I don't post, unless I have something really interesting to say.
Because the computer was locked away as soon as I scheduled my Sunday Selections this morning I had hours to myself and here is what I did:
5am: gave Angel his breakfast, then I went back to bed for a while, he lets me do that now, but I was uncomfortable because of a few pulled muscles (gardening), so I was up again at 5:40.
I had coffee, read several chapters of my current book, started a load of washing. It's a hot sunny day, so I'm washing everything that needs it.
I cooked and ate a pancake breakfast, got dressed, made the bed, washed the breakfast dishes.
Took the first load out of the machine, put in a second load, hung out the first load. The second load took a while to wash, so I used the time to mix and bake a banana cake, mix a second cake, wash up all those dishes, take cake one out of the oven, put in cake two, dry the dishes.
Second load of wash finished, checked cake, hung out load two, came in and took cake two out of the oven. How's that for perfect timing?
so there it was...10:30am, everything done and I hadn't had to rush at all.
I caught a bus to the city, another bus to Bunnings hardware store, bought a few things, checked on some prices, did the two-bus relay back home again.
Had coffee, read the paper, watched a movie.
It's been a fantastic day, for Angel as well as me. He streaked around the house working off his energy while I was baking cakes and hanging clothes, then took a nice long nap while I went out.
It's almost his dinner time now, so I expect him to jump up onto the table soon.
The pedestal and dish were glued together last week, I left them to dry thoroughly for about three days because I couldn't decide where to put it, but finally I dug a hole, wasn't too hard, I've been watering to keep the ground softish, and the pedestal is placed in the front corner. I'll get a photo of that soon.
Meantime, with everything done and a frozen meal (homecooked) waiting to be microwaved, I have time to read a few blogs.
Here's a quote I saw in today's paper:
"life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
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