Saturday, October 17, 2009
Spinning in Circles
Can you hear that?
That is because there is dead silence. My house is perfectly quiet except for the noise I make.
The whole of my family is gone. It is me, two cats, and a dog here. I can hear the various tickings of clocks (none of which are in sync) My own breathing seems to echo off the walls.
I have big plans for the weekend. It is time to winterize. The sun was suppose to shine and the temps were going to be near 60 degrees. I was hoping things would dry out and I would be able to put them away before more snow flies. There is lawn furniture, and flower pots to tend to and store, water fountains and bird bathes. Hoses need to be blown out so the freezing water does not expand and destroy as only mother nature can. The garden needs to be cleaned out- vines and plants, frozen and black, hang and sprawl like corpses left to rot. Scoop shovels need to replace sandbox shovels and toys. The list goes on and on.
However the sun is not shining and the rain is mixing with more snow. What to do? So much to do that I find my self spinning in circles; starting one project and moving onto the next I spot before the first one (or three) are finished.
I focused on inside things yesterday- rotating summer clothing for winter, adding blankets to the beds, switching light airy pajamas for heavy flannel ones, etc. I even tried to resolve a computer problem since I could focus on just that and the support personnel(still left unresolved)
But what to do today? Pray for a change in the weather? forge on through the rain? continue to work on the items concerning the inside of the house? go grocery shopping?
Maybe I will have one more cup of coffee and just listen to .... nothing.
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