skipped a few days
I know I've been missing in action. I was without an idea to write about. Life right now is calm, quiet, and busy. With the cool weather, I've been doing a lot of work in the back garden. Years of neglect have left it rather a mess. Slowly, because I'm an old person and move slow, it is getting to look better.
I have dismantled the small patio I had built with pavers and bricks. I put the pavers under my park bench and two chairs close to the dragon fountain. The rest of the pavers I made a path from the back porch to the seating. And if you're wondering, I just stacked the bricks for later use somewhere.
Sadly, even though it does look nicer, there is no grass and I've never gotten any to grow there. It is a mass of roots, small oak trees, native palms, and other assorted pieces of growing weeds. So I've decided to just let it be natural. I might try winter rye; but last time I tried that, the birds ate the seed before it came up. Rather expensive bird food.
I am very tired today; been at this for three days. I am in very bad shape physically and so I move slow and try to be careful. Still I have a lot of sore muscles and the arthritis is saying quit. I won't, because I'm determined to get more done. I found I was spending way too much time in front of this machine; doing nothing. I wasn't painting or reading either.
So my new mantra is work. It's good for me. It gives me a sense of accomplishment too. I painted a little early this morning. Haven't read yet; but will before I go to bed. Have taken some Aleve which will quickly put me to sleep.
There really is plenty of time to do a little of all the things I love just about every day. When I escape inside myself, I waste too much time. There may be plenty of time each day; but there is no way to know how many days are left to me. So it's stupid to waste any.
Hope this has not bored you to tears. It was on my mind.