|Flowers by my front door.|
Sometimes pictures with this blog are just random.
It is Monday morning and the day I write lists of what I am going to accomplish during the coming week. Which sounds like a great plan, but truthfully, often ends up looking more like fantasy fiction.
Case in point: my spouse is away for a week, which deludes me into thinking I will accomplish mucho. In reality, probably not.
Here is how my list started:
1. Squeegeeing the walls after showering: thinking, maybe I will paint the bathroom while he is gone. (BAD IDEA)
2. Dressing: thinking, I will switch out the closets while he is gone. (Might be possible)
3. Preparing breakfast: thinking, I will eat much lighter while he is away. (If only this were so.)
Then I started with the written lists:
3. Cleaning out kitchen cupboards
4. Wash all of the floors
5. Clean off deck
6. Clean out all three linen closets
7. Plan dinners for the rest of June
|The flower stand in Sunset Foods where I sometimes shop.|
I am going with the stop and smell the flowers theme today.
my husband travels, which is not often these days, but was very frequent in other years of our marriage, I would go into overdrive to fill the void that resulted from the lack of his company. I am not sure why. I just did/do.
While I have always believed: "You have to have a goal", I think the goal I will try to have this week is: be open. Open to what has to be done, open to what can wait to be done and open to the people around me.
This is not to say I will be taking time off from the tasks at hand, it is to say: I am "listing" people around me ahead of the tasks at hand, which is what life is all about.