So here’s what woke me up this morning before 5 a.m. and prevented me from going back to sleep: things I have to do within the next two weeks. I made a mental list – never a good idea when you’re supposed to be sleeping and your mental capacities (such as they are) are at neap tide.
Boxes, I thought. I need to get boxes. I still don’t have boxes and how many boxes will fit into the car – and furthermore, how many boxes do I need and will I find them all and how many trips to I have to make to Thrifty Foods to get boxes?
And then I thought – packing tape – I need tape. (Note – I bought tape today but not enough)
Then – change of address. Do I got to the BC Access Centre? I know I can change my driver’s license there but what about CRA? And do I laboriously call every single company that sends me a bill, albeit online? Yes – I’d better.
And then I thought that I must be forgetting a whole lot of stuff and I need to make another list.
Got up just before 6, checked my notes, discovered I had already made a list with most of this stuff on it. So, I went shopping, did laundry, and went to Kal Tire to get my winter tires put on. Then decided to hike Mount Becher tomorrow. The list can wait. Yes, I do have my priorities straight.
That is, I will hike Mount Becher if there is not a torrential downpour. We shall see. I will get “stuff” done on the weekend, which is forecast to be perfectly awful. I will even bake bread.
Meanwhile, I am going to dress for an evening out with “the girls.” This will probably involve a dress, black tights and red shoes, possibly with striped socks. Yes – this outfit will work. At least, for me it will work. But it’s raining. I may have to forego the red shoes for big old boots. This will also work – for me.
I have decided not to get stressed about anything. It’s all going to work out. It always does and, quite frankly, I have never noticed that stress or worry makes it any better.
My meditation for the day: Fuck That………..