Sunday, May 11, 2008
I intended to write this yesterday but I never found the time. Now I have a few spare minutes to sit before having to start up again with cleaning the house, doing chores, etc.
I woke up yesterday morning feeling great. Amazingly enough, I slept like the dead Friday night. It felt wonderful!
Saturday I was so energized that I managed to actually run with my son, Nick, first to Fred Meyers where I picked up some paint, a few herbs (live plants) and a very pretty bird feeder. Then I went to the greenhouse and picked up some summer squash plants, more herbs, loads and loads of strawberry plants, and some cucumber plants. (I'm going to attempt pickling cucumbers this year! I've never done that before. I've canned tomatoes, tomato and squash combo and I've made homemade jams and jellies from herbs and fruits that I've picked. This will be new for me. Hopefully I get a good crop.
So then I got home, quickly cleaned up, got Nick fed and then put him to bed. Then I transplanted all the plants, cleaned up the deck, cleaned up inside and did 3 loads of laundry.
By the time dinner time rolled around I was EXHAUSTED all over again. My knees were swollen and I was limping around like a old lady. Why do I do this to myself?
I get rested and then I use up all my energy on running non stop. An even bigger question is why does it seem like there is always something that needs to be cleaned in our house, something needs to be picked up, something that needs to be fixed.
As I accomplish things on my list the list just always seems to grow. Why is that?
Well I really got off on a tangent there didn't I? I meant to write about how lovely it is to get a full 8 hours of sleep and then I start off on this bit about how long my to do list is. :)