Winter around here slows down certain chores but not all. In many ways, it adds to the list. Since this year is a year of challenges and problems, I decided I wanted to give myself a bit of a reward for coping without screaming.
A vacation. Just because traveling was out didn’t mean I couldn’t have my fun right here. I wanted to wake up in the morning knowing I could write all day, post to my various social media sites and, in general, relax and have fun.
With that idea firmly in the forefront of my mind, I made a list of things left to do, items that should have taken months to complete. Bench seating around the lake freshened –Done. Lake bank mowed and trimmed — Done. Four tractors washed and trailered to the dealer for winter servicing — Done. Water garden cleared and replanted — Done. Vegetable garden cleared and readied for winter planting — Done. House windows cleaned — Done. House, equipment sheds & screened area pressure cleaned — Done. Finally, the tool shed cleaned and reorganized — Done.
At 12:30 Friday, my list was completed and I sat in one of the golf carts under a tree and stared at the beginning of a vacation that would stretch into the second week of 2021. Every one of my stiff and sore muscles were whimpering Thank You.
Saturday was a sleep in day and today was too. The difference is the stiffness is gone and I am playing on my laptop with nothing to do but to enjoy catching up with social media, minus a good deal of the political stuff and lining up my posts here.
I have so many ideas for the blog, stuff I haven’t tried before. Oh, I forgot. I also decorated for Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for this year. Everyone I know has gotten through this covid mess without getting sick. We are doing the mask and shield thing and limited travel. Because of the last, I am learning the fun of Zoom and facetime. Not the same as being with those who matter in person but I love being able to see them when we talk.