Do you ever get overwhelmed by everything you have to do?
The workshop I was chairing last weekend went off without a hitch. Since then I've been trying to catch up on all the projects I put on the back burner. Every time I think I'm close to the finish line, the line moves a little bit and I feel like I'm back where I started. This weekend was filled with several blog-post worthy activities, but when I sat down to write about them I was reminded of the housework and gardening activities that needed to get done. And when the list of errands was added in, my To-Do list stretched out forever!
When I have so much to do I get paralyzed and don't know where to start. So I decided to fill the day with mindless activities I read the newspaper. Washed the sheets and remade the bed. Cleaned the bathrooms. Made breakfast, lunch, and dinner; filled the dishwasher, ran it through a cycle, and emptied it. Simmered a ham bone with vegetable scraps for stock (which will be the foundation for a pot of beans down the line). Dug up some weeds in the yard.
And spent some time doing nothing. Just like the cats.
Five years ago today: Remembrancer