I have to refocus myself sometimes. I need to bring myself back to where I should be. These past few months have been so busy I've taken shortcuts, left things undone and strayed from my path. I realised that when my sister was here and she did all the ironing. When I saw that ironing room turned back into a bedroom, it made me stop and think. I have to slow down and focus more on my values.
It's quite a balancing act because I work best when I'm under pressure. I'm not the sort of woman who needs a lot of down time, in fact I like to work. As I have aged I take more breaks, but the overriding spirit of most of my days is to do a good days work and to feel as if I've achieved something. Well, I have been achieving a lot but it's the overflow from my voluntary job being done at home, and that has taken me away from my tasks here. I have to separate work and home, I have to regain my balance.
I'm getting back on track today, back to my regular rhythm. I'm going to have breakfast with Hanno then clean the kitchen and sweep the floor. I'll get bread on to rise and then do my main tasks for today - repotting pot plants, planting an elderberry and tidying up my knitting basket. Simple things, yes, but necessary in the general scheme of my week. They'll help me remember how I want to live and that these small tasks are a significant part of it. It is always those simple things that get me back to where I want to be - both in my head and physically, here in my home. There is nothing like a couple of home projects to return me to my rightful path. I think I feel a new knitting basket lining coming on.
Reading matter is scattered all over. These are in the living room.
I've been pleased over this past month to see many new readers, both in comments and in the stats. Hello to all of you. I hope you find what you're looking for here. If you haven't said hello yet, please take the time to do so. I am looking forward to a nice quiet weekend here, just Hanno and I. I hope you enjoy your weekend too and take some time out for yourself.