These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sluggish start to my day

I got up this morning, and I couldn't get started.  Nothing was wrong, I just seemed draggy. So I didn't do anything other than a couple loads of laundry.

Then about noon, I decided to finish packing away the summer clothes. It was almost all done, but I had a few items that I gathered after most of it was done. I got that done, then went through my shoes and pulled out a bunch to give to the thrift shop. While I was doing that, I also went through the closet again and pulled out another dozen items to donate, as well. And finally, I went through my coat closet and pulled out a half dozen coast, sweaters and jackets to donate.

With the tubs packed, I moved them under the house in the storage area and put the two of donations in the truck. While I was there at the truck, I looked at my garden and it was pretty dry. I decided to water it. It is still not terribly cold, and in fact, the temperature was in the mid 60s, so I thought it would be a good idea.

After that was done, I drained the hoses. I haven't put them away yet, in case I use them again before a serious temperature drop, but I do drain them so the water doesn't freeze in them. Then I noticed that one of my small run-off ditches near the well house had flattened out and was allowing the water to run across the driveway and causing a rut in it. I got a hoe and a spade and cleaned it out and made it deeper to contain the run-off. It didn't take very long, but I worked up a good sweat, nonetheless. I hope it is deep enough to last the winter. I don't want to have to try to do it again when the ground is frozen! Then I filled a couple buckets and brought them to the house to water my houseplants.

Since the living room floor was clear again, I vacuumed the whole house and straighten a little. I still have more to do in that area, but it looks a lot better. I unloaded the dishwasher,  and washed several more loads of clothes.

I wish I didn't get such a slow start to the day.



  1. Uh, I could use a little help here! Three more days before Ginny gets home and I'm already tired. So since you are willing to work, why don't ya pop on over and lend a hand? You can take all the time you want to get started! Love Di ♥

  2. Yeah, like Ginny is gonna care about the house!! She just want to spent time with her momma! Girlfriend, don't wear yourself out! Get ready to enjoy that girl and the family, and to heck with housework!!

  3. I'm spending a bunch ofttimes cleaning too. what a waste of time.

  4. I did a lot of cleaning today too... and somehow I did not get nearly the dusting or mopping done that I had hoped to but a good start. I was impressed with how much you were able to get done! So awesome that you are donating!! And a great way to keep closets and clutter downsized.

  5. I agree Lyn, it's just the way I am. I can't seem to relax until everything is just so! Love Di ♥

  6. Merikay, I know, it just keep coming back, doesn't it? LOL!

    Lisa, I *NEVER* get as much done as I want! LOL! That's just how it is! The thrift shop is one that I volunteer for, also. The entire proceeds go to support the library, and we do a lot for community outreach, also. If someone needs something and doesn't have enough money, it is given to them. You'd be surprised how people DO NOT abuse it. It's wonderful. Since I've seen how well it works, the good it does, I am greatly encouraged to declutter.

    Di, I know. But I just read your post today and I need to remind you that having things "just so" isn't always the best way. You (we all) need to do more smelling of the roses. Love you.

  7. Alright you win, you'll be happy to know that I've been relaxing and talking with Katie and Natasha for a while now! Just cleaning here and there! They are also cooking dinner tonight, Yay! Love Di ♥

  8. If that's a slow day I'd hate to see you on a speedy day. Congratulations. Sounds like you've done some very good work.

  9. Linda, once I get going, not much will stop me!


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!