Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday

I threw out the pumpkins on the porch, and got rid of all things harvest looking inside and out, aside from the wet leaves. I worked on those, but couldn’t eradicate them.

I grocery shopped and did laundry. Mailed packages, dropped off drycleaning, and went to the bank. The postal clerk was grim. The grocery store staff seemed to be in a state of post-traumatic stress; probably from a harried week at work last week leading up to Thankgsiving. Those I’m on a first name basis with barely said hello.

I paid bills, answered emails, and diminished my task list. It felt good to be productive and focused.

The sun was out, intermittently. Abbott raked for money, then I worked outside while the boys played street hockey with a neighbor. We stayed out until the sun was all the way down and the street was lit by the crescent moon.

While I worked my mind wandered to a couple of changes I’ve put in motion; I’ve surprised myself in overcoming inertia. I dream about what certain aspects of the future will look like. I’m sure you do, too.

9 comments:

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Yes, I most certainly do...

The F Girl said...

Sounds like a wonderful productive day. Inspiring, I seem to be wanting to hide under warm blankets on the couch these wintery cold days. I should get out :-)

Tracy said...

I love feeling productive. Nothing makes me happier than a list all checked off.

Christina said...

i can't tell you how inspiring this post to me. ; )

emily said...

i would love to hear about your changes. i am constantly battling inertia in certain areas of my life, and i find it inspiring to hear about other people's changes. even just knowing that you've made changes is inspiring!

gia said...

Love this post! The pictures and the words. I feel like playing street hockey.

thisfriendlyvillage said...

Feeling the same way here. Focused and productive and looking forward to a couple of things, after a bit of time wondering what the next step will be! Nice post! Margaret

KPiep said...

When we got married and I moved, Sean rather generously agreed that I didn't have to look for a job until after the holidays because I was more than a bit traumatized at having worked retail for years. It is a rough time of her, for sure, for many people.

Francesca said...

yes...