Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Short and Sweet

I have about seven minutes to compose a quick entry.  Now that my business in "on hiatus for the next few months, I've been suffering from a debilitating lack of structure in my life.  I don't function well at all when I have nothing pressing to do.  I seem to need deadlines and schedules to keep me moving. After about a month of feeling scattered and unmotivated, I sat down last week and wrote myself a schedule, complete with actual times blocked out for certain activites.  Worked like a charm.  I got a lot accomplished last week, including painting my dining room (the Dining Room Door Project is at last successfully completed.  It took, what, about two months?) 

My watch just "beeped" 7:00.  Which means I have to wrap this up, hop out of bed, and start my day.  The first hour of every morning, I have to don my "zookeeper" hat, and deal with feeding, medicating, and cleaning up after the furry horde.  Having so many animals to keep track of at least gives me some measure of job security.  

Above is a picture I took last week on an incredibly nice day for the middle of November.  Took the dog for a walk and dragged my camera along.  Autumn is a protracted affair here in the Pacific Northwest.  There will still be leaves clinging to some trees at Christmas.  Oops...five minutes over time already.  All right, I'm going... 

8 comments:

  1. Autumn is lengthy here as well.  We still have some green trees.  You know that I believe that structure helps, but I've been counting on you as a holdout.  Don't go too FlyLady on us now, okay.

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  2. Great colors!  Gone here.

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  3. beautiful pic! here in northeast indiana, the color is already on the ground.

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  4. I love the picture. So beautiful! I can never retire. I get more done if I work. Well, except today. Today was a lazy day. I have those too when I work sometimes. But, most of the time work provides me the structure I need (and money) to do all the rest. :-) ---Robbie

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  5. Beautiful picture.

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  6. An actual schedule?!?!?!  I'm going to be dizzy.......LOL...If it works for you....
    I'm always secretly impressed by organized people.

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  7. You always fine the most lovely pictures! It doesn't look like that around here in the fall, either!

    That's a great idea about the schedule.  I'm like you, in that having nothing at all to do is a recipe for feeling like crap.  But I was never wise enough to make a schedule and actually stick to it during those times. :-/  Good luck with yours!
    Donna

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  8. I think I am the same way and never really thought about it until you just said it. I think I need to actually write things down because I have the deadlines in place but I always forget about what I have to do and on what day. It always makes me seem as if I am unreliable and I really am not. I always need a reminder so I think I am going to make me a calendar so that I can post on it what I have to do.

    I like the pic.

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