I’ve been a bit quiet blogging lately so here’s an update as to why. When this isolation started I thought I was going to continue writing posts from my already outlined file. Yet, when I read a draft its level of importance in life has changed. For most, it just doesn’t feel like the right time to post them. They’re not deleted their day may come.
I’m sure I’m not alone feeling that with each added week of isolation I’m becoming more unsettled. Motivation has become my biggest obstacle. My attitude sways towards, “I’ll do it tomorrow,” it’s not like there’s anything else happening. I’ve lost the scheduled routine of what needed to be done every week.
Don’t get me wrong, part of this slowed down lifestyle I think we needed and I hope to continue practicing it.
I use to always tell myself, “I’ll sleep or relax when I’m dead”. My new motto might just be, “Every minute of every day shouldn’t be scheduled unless time to relax is included.”
Or, maybe my motivation issue is because most of the enjoyable stuff is done on my to-do-list.
I have been ticking things off which feels great, but I also hope this isolation ends before I have to do some of the remaining boring items. My temporary remedy is the other day I added about 10 new things to the list for more choices.
I should probably be ashamed to mention these, but I’m actually proud of myself for getting them done.
Our son is married and has a young son, and I recently got all of my old stashed notes recorded in his baby book.
Another impressive feat was completing the “Grandmother” book our older set of grandchildren gave me in 2003. This one has 64 pages of questions to be filled out regarding my childhood right up to views for the future, and then it’s to be given back to them. It’s now sitting here waiting for us to be able to deliver it.
I have material from 2006 to make a quilt which has finally made it to the cutting table, but we’ll see how far I get with that.
Our snow has finally melted and spring has arrived, so outside work takes priority. It also means I can start some woodworking.
Have you gotten anything done that’s been on your list for a long time?
Do you have something on your to-do-list you’re not looking forward to tackling?
My main one is, resealing our paved driveway which I’m guessing is around 1000 square feet. The worst part is we know this chore has to get done.
All in all, things with Mister and I are as good as can be expected. Life hasn’t stopped throwing us a few curve balls, but I’m sure that’s happening to everyone.
(knock on wood) We’re still virus free, and as far as we know family and friends also are, so this is great.
It looks like summer is going to be nothing like what we had planned which sucks big time, but that’s out of our control.
Stay healthy and sane everyone. (smiley face)