For one crazy moment there, I looked at the time and said to myself, “Hey, it’s 4.15; I don’t have my next interview scheduled until 5. I have time to clean and vacuum. Thankfully, I took a deep breath and erased the thought.
Clean? When I could be picking raspberries and collards? Clean when I could be petting my dog? Clean when I could be on the New Zealand website trying to book my trip? Clean when I could be writing my blog? Most importantly, clean when I could be aimlessly surfing or playing solitaire? Please! I know my priorities.
And so here I am. And I did have a minimally productive day. I did pick lots of food today: beans and blackberries and herbs too. I did manage to dust (gad, how I hate dusting). I did take Abby for two walks and I did empty the compost. What’s more, I managed to write two articles and one more to go.
I have no idea why any sane person would want to up the ante on a day like this and add cleaning too. It can wait until tomorrow.
Meanwhile, my mind is simply filled to overflowing with hiking plans: both local and international. I have posted Mount Drabble as an event and I suspect there will be a backpacking trip next weekend. Then there’s New Zealand. And there’s Europe, possibly as soon as next summer: The Julian Alps and the Dolomites.
These are the things that excite me and having a mild current of excitement flowing through my life is a wonderful, wonderful feeling.