Working full-time after staying home for so many decades changes my ways and forces me to condense my time. I do use the minutes more wisely now, and I also have a harder time wasting them. I stay up later and really appreciate all my seconds.
The home tasks are piling up, and because only Baylee and I are home during the day (him in school, me working remotely), we have more to do on our own. He’s been killing his chores and has been earning a regular allowance. I’ve never leaned on him so much. He does all of the mowing, he feeds the dogs once a day, and has become the main chicken tender, to name a very few, all while finishing his sophomore year of high school.
For my writing today, to relieve some of my stress, I will make a list of what I want to do by, let’s see, August 1st:
- Remove old kitchen sink and faucet and replace them. I know how to do the faucet and have been researching the sink. I think I can do it. I do love this new type of cast iron they have, but I think I may go with the old faithful, stainless.
- Tidy up behind the shed.
- Organize my closet and once again reevaluate my shoe situation. Do I really need those five-inch red heels? Yes. Yes, I do.
- Learn how to make the steeping kind of hot sauce with the garden peppers and line the walls with jars of it.
- Organize the utility closet and add another shelf or two.
- Set up an appointment for flooring people to come, or really see if you want to do it yourself.
- Make an appointment to get a new glasses prescription.
- Fix that trim piece on the kitchen floor.
- Glue the pots-and pans door.
- Get all pets to the vet. They’ll be due soon.
I think that’s enough for now, and I already feel better. Sometimes life can seem so daunting and responsibilities can seem overwhelming and impossible. Lists help me, plus it’s so fun and satisfying to cross something off.
Here we go! Forward ever!