I never put off until tomorrow what I can do the day after. Oscar Wilde
I always have a list of things to-do. Some things like dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the bathrooms, doing laundry, cleaning the litter box…stuff like that always get done every week. Everything on the weekly list is scratched off and the list thrown away. I always make a new list every week because it feels so good to draw a line through the things on the list and throw it away. Ta-da! Done!
Then there is the list of things that need to be done but I don’t like doing them. Like cleaning the floors and rugs. That is a bother because all the furniture needs to be moved and when the cleaning is done it all has to be put back. I think about this chore quite a while before it gets done. But not as long as I think about taking curtains and blinds down to clean them because when that gets done then the windows need to be washed. Can’t put clean stuff on dirty windows. You know that, right? And there is the need to clean kitchen cabinets and the pantry closet. Oh, and let’s not forget all the other other closets. Do I need to add that it takes me some time to start these sort of things? There are other things for this list but I don’t want to think about them.
Now to the reason Monday Musings is being posted in the evening instead of the morning. It’s because last night while thinking about what to write, which is a challenge and takes energy, I fell asleep. Then today, I had to do laundry, and other stuff, then I got on the computer and you know how that is…lost in internet land. That got wearisome, so I went for a walk and that made me hungry so I had to eat. And now, here I am typing away to get this done while it is still Monday.
I have always been something of a procrastinator but I am beginning to develop it as an intellectual art form. This takes a lot of thinking and pondering and wondering and considering…you get the drift. And as to the drift; that often leads to a nap. It is very challenging being intellectual, it takes a lot of energy and can be quite tiring.
It seems I am a bit like Oscar Wilde. But it is still Monday where I live.
The weather is the weather. You have to deal with whatever is out there. Matt Cassel
Yesterday it rained all day. Not a nasty kind of rain, a nice rain. It was cool, but with no wind, just lots of low grey clouds and rain. It was a good day for looking out the window and daydreaming. I didn’t complain about the weather. Really, what good would that do other than to make me cranky?
And for some unknown reason it made me want to get something off my to-do list. So, that’s what I did. I went through piles of papers that needed to be sorted. Some papers were trash and to the trash they went. But there were a lot of papers that need to be kept and they got filed. I really don’t know why most of them must be kept, but I have been told to keep them and so I do. Anyway, that meant the files needed to be sorted through. And I did it! The “clean up papers and files” on the to-do list is done and scratched off. You know that feels good!
But back to the weather. Weather is what it is. No point in complaining about it. Last summer I complained everyday about the heat and humidity. Did it change anything? No. Well, it did change my usual easy going happy self into someone I didn’t like. Most of the summer was miserable, not because of the weather but because of my attitude. So, I have decided that like my files, my attitude will be clean and neat, with the worthless thrown out and the needed stuff kept. I may need a reminder of this in July and August.
If I write negatively, someone should send a comment reminding me of what I have written today.
Got on the computer, got side-tracked by an email and bought a phone
Wrote and scheduled a blog post which led to wandering in computer land
Got back to the computer and once again wandered all over cyber-world
Now I am here
There were other things I did but I can’t remember exactly what.
I still have today’s to-do list to do.
I think I will throw this list away and make one for tomorrow.
I work tomorrow and when I come home from work I won’t want to do anything.
No point in making a list for tomorrow.
I will make a list for Thursday.
I have had four days off in a row.
This what my to-do list looked like.
I got it all done!
Okay, there was nothing on the list. But I did think about having a list.
Then I thought some more and knew I wouldn’t really do anything
that was on a list and that would bother me.
So, to keep me relaxed, in a good mood and happy
I didn’t make a list.
I did do things.
I took walks, read, played games on my Kindle,
groomed and played with the cats, did blog stuff,
watched movies and Netflix series, ate and took naps.
I was busy!
It was a great four days.
I am joining Eugenia’s Tuesday Chatter today.
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