Do you ever feel ...
... Like you have so much to do, that you just don't know where to start, so you procrastinate, then there is even more to do and its like a never ending road stretching out ahead and you can't seem to enable yourself to take just one step?
Thats a bit like how I have been feeling this week. After our lovely weekend away I had three days worth of washing to do for the 4 of us, not so difficult in itself but its most of the children's winter wardrobe, add to that it has been raining and grey here most of the week too, making it difficult to dry washing. My routine is thrown out of Whack with the Mr having been sick and spending two days at home this week. I have been very absorbed with the online relocation of the D2E forum, and so very slack at replying to comments, emails and visiting my blogging friends. I do whip around and read every few days but not much commenting happening I'm Sorry.
Yesterday I finally got caught up on the washing, and we have had two days of sun. I definitely find the sun plays a role in my motivation and energy factors. I have one basket of folded towels to put back in my crazy linen cupboard and I'm up to regular workload for washing.
I have started to fold my washing at the line when I'm bringing it in and it works well for me, regular readers might remember a picture I posted a little while ago and I have a bench under my clothes line which, it turns out, is also a great folding and sorting place. I benefit from being out there in nature, breathing some fresh air in the quiet for a few extra minutes.
My favourite self seeded pin wheel daisy
While we were away the rose started to open its spring blooms, beautifully blushed with pink and the daisy's are showing their happy faces to the sun too. The garden has been playing on my mind this week as the weeds run rampant and I have seeds to plant and no plan of where or how I'm doing it, cherry tomato seedlings on my window sill needing to go some where now, snail protection needing to go in place, potatoes voluntarily popping up in last years left over mulch ... and various other things.
I'm playing along with Kate Pickles Garden week this week, nice timing for me Kate.
I did get to spend a little time in the kitchen this week as Dad popped in for a visit, he comes here quite regularly to see the kids and almost equally important is his feed of Sultana Cookies. He says they remind him of his mums cooking, but he is known to have a silver tongue and so I'm not sure if I believe him or not, none the less he obviously enjoys them and asks for them so we make them. The kitchen is todays tackle task and once I get it back up to my clean and up to date state I am hoping menu plan and baking with follow smoothly, its been a few weeks between loaves of home made bread here.
I also got to spend an afternoon whipping up a skirt for Miss5 this week so My normal balance is being slowly restored, I am making an effort to do some knitting each night as I slowly progress through The Mr's Scarf. I have an itch for some crochet to and feel a bit thwarted by my pattern reading inability. I will be pulling out some 4 ply cotton and a small hook soon to try my hand at something soon to be revealed.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and encourage you to spend 15 minutes doing something you have been putting off or are finding difficult to tackle. Set a timer and do it. Then take a 30 minute break doing something you enjoy or having a cuppa and go again for a 15 - 30 if you want or can. I read this method on the Down to Earth Forum and it has really helped me start to get back on track here this week.
My kitchen is calling.
Thanks for stopping by.