You may (or probably not) have noticed that I missed my blog last week. Since I started this blog I’ve tried to consistently blog once per week. Last week it all felt a little more crazy than usual. My husband was away traveling for work for the week, the home phone and internet stopped working (which is a pretty big deal when you were planning to work from home!) and one morning I whipped out my inner domestic goddess to make pancakes for the kids (on a school day no less), poured maple syrup all over them…only to be informed by my son that there were chunks of mould all through the syrup. I caught myself trying to wipe the mould off with papertowel before finally conceding defeat and throwing them in the bin (and trying not to vomit).
Something had to give and sadly, it was this. And quite frankly, the inspiration wasn’t there either. I didn’t want to cram this in as another thing on my never ending list of things to do. It was the right thing to do.
But today…today is different. Today, it is early in the morning. I am sitting on our deck. I’ve cleared a space on the table (between the possum trap …long story… kids toys, dog lead and potting mix which are currently adorning the outdoor table) and set up my laptop. I’m still wearing my pyjamas and I’ve got my ugg boots on. I have a cup of green steam steaming beside me and the sun warming my back.
I spent a while this morning thinking of the myriad of things that needed to be done this morning. The different ways I could have maximised the time I had this morning (while my daughter is at a sleep over and my son is happily playing computer games). I should have gone for a run (I could have dragged my son away from the computer and made him ride with me), I probably should at least be walking the dog, the kitchen needs tidying up, infact, the whole house needs a clean up. There is a shopping list that needs writing, so I can get the food shopping done before the shops get busy and we head over to a friends for lunch. I also need to cook some food to take to a dinner we are having this afternoon. I thought about watering the garden (poor garden, those thoughts often come but are not often actioned) and, that reminds me, we were going to go to the shops to get some more plants to replace the ones that died last week.
But in the end, I decided to do this instead. Because of all the things that I probably should be doing, this felt like the thing that I wanted to be doing. I missed it last week. So it was time. And right now, in this moment, I’m so glad that I did.
What choices are you making about the things you should or could be doing with your time?
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