In the morning, I get a few things done right away. I just can't seem to get motivated until I get dressed and ready for the day. I make the bed, put in a load of laundry , make coffee or tea, pick up a few things from the night before, empty the dishwasher if needed, work my way back to the computer room and read a few posts from favorite blogs. One of my favorites is Ernestine's http://myjourneytomindfulness.blogspot.com/ She is about my age and keeps an online journal about her life at Woodhaven. She has a beautiful, calm, way of writing that makes me feel like I'm right there on her porch, visiting with her. Funny how many things are similar with us. Today she was commenting on deep cleaning in the spring and fall. It seems we are both in the same mood right now. I wrote about cleaning my "nest" just a few days ago. What is it about this time of year that makes us do these things? Not just this year, but every year. I'll bet I could go back in my archives and find that I was doing the same things last year at this time. I am finding that I wake up in the morning and think of all the things that I want to do. I have always loved "keeping house"..I find that my "to do" list takes longer to do now. Just a short time ago it used to disappoint me that I couldn't get it all done. I've resigned myself to the fact that I can't anymore, it's just going to take longer. I used to put things that gave me pleasure at the bottom of the list...now I'm starting to put those things at the top. I can still multi task. I find if I do a few things at the same time...it takes less time and I do get more done. Like getting a few things going before breakfast. I can get sidetracked...oh yes....I might see roses that need deadheading on my way to get the paper....a plant that is limp and calls for a shower...a few weeds in the mulch...interesting birds that need watching :) These kinds of things may cause me to forget what I had started doing inside. Before you know it, I'm tidying up the garden and the laundry has finished, the dishwasher stopped, and the coffee pot automatically turned off. When I come in the house, I may be tired and then not want to finish up the jobs I started. Well, that's the joy of retirement my friends...I can always do it tomorrow. So, if you want to read about Ernestine's life at Woodhaven...just go over for a visit and tell her that Balisha sent you.
Have a great day...
By the way...Ernestine's daughter Jamie, has a blog too http://blondemomblog.com/
I find it so interesting to read the two different posts each day. Jamie's posts are all about a young Mom trying to keep up with two school age girls. I love reading about all the new things kids are doing today...and this blog fits the bill.