Friday, August 15, 2014
Friday again, woo hoo, I think, anyhow...
Up and full of good resolves this morning, some of which I've even carried out.
It is a constant, repeated (I don't know whether I mean "continuous" or "continual" or both of them) business managing what I need to do, what I want to do, what I have to do, and what I can do -- not to mention "what I FEEL LIKE doing" which usually has nothing to do with any of the above.
Part of this -- I think of it as "ergonomics" in a sense -- has to do with noticing when there is energy and when there isn't -- against a backdrop in which the constant is "less energy than there was, more than there will be" -- which is disconcerting at the very least.
Part of this is learning to ask the question, "What and how much of it do I need to do today in order to feel contented when I turn in, tonight?" because there will always, always, be more on THE LIST than can be done in one day. Not to mention more things in the "henh" file. I am very fond of the concept of the "henh" file. (It contains all those items which you pick up, or remember, or think of, and then say "henh" and lay them down again.)
I have letters to write. I have nearly finished the laundry. I have made two business-like phone-calls. I have scheduled some deliveries. I have done all the newspaper puzzles over my breakfast this morning -- a sign of sufficient sleep last night.
There is ironing. There are groceries to manhandle into meal-form before dark. There are pots to wash, books to read, carpet to vacuum, and a kitchen floor to scrub...and somewhere in there, a walk; and somewhere soon a foray to buy new bedding for a new bed, a brand-new bed, to be delivered next week--very exciting.
And there are books to shelve, papers to sort, archives to shred, garments to mend, projects to complete.
And there is a parish on the horizon--six weeks' interim supply work in last summer's venue, "Little Prairie Town Halfway to the Jumping-Off Place" as we might call it. Long, long drives every Sunday, but I'm looking forward to it.
But the Blog Post is done. So now that comes off the list. It suffices.