Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


It's funny; when I'm in school, I long for summer break, but when it gets here, I can have trouble adjusting to all the unscheduled time. I'm trying to avoid the aimless floundering around by making a list at night before bed. While it's not a perfect system, it seems to be helping a bit. The only problem so far is that I'm exhausted! As I mentioned before, I've been doing a lot of yard work lately and while I love it, I seem to have trouble stopping until my back or hands are killing me. I need to find a balance, and I'm hoping my list making can help me with that. Add the fact that I got sick on the last day of school, and excessive napping seemed to take up the first three days, and I am already behind schedule.

But wait! I don't have a schedule unless it's the one in my head, so after working hard yesterday, I decided to sleep in today. After debating with myself, I finally braved the heat for a Home Depot run and I now have a bona fide rain chain! A DIY rain chain that only cost $5! We've had the downspout off the back corner of our house because that's where the rain barrel is, but it looked trashy not green, so it's been on my list of things to do, ever since I saw this how-to video (scroll to the bottom for it). As soon as it rains and I make sure it works, I'm going to install them all over the house.

I also bought some more spray paint for a kitchen bookshelf project that I'll show later, when it's completed. Having had such success with the turquoise basket I did last week, I'm on a spray painting roll. And I bought a new toilet seat because I broke ours the other night. Nothing says you need to lose weight more than breaking a toilet seat by sitting on it.

Whoops, just got a call from the summer school office and I accepted a six day, quick review class that starts Monday. This will help pay for our mini vacation next month, so yea!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you're beginning to feel a bit rested. The end of the year is exhausting. I plunged right into trying to clean my house. Plus I scheduled a bunch of appointments for this week. So, I'm not feeling rested yet, but I am getting a few things done.