Sometimes, you just have to let go and go with the flow. I’ve been super busy at work, which means I get almost nothing done around the house during the week — leaving a long list of things I need to get done on the weekend. Today was no different, and I awoke early, putting my chores in the order I needed to tackle them.
My body, however, decided I needed a little more sleep, having spent the past two weeks getting very interrupted sleep thanks to allergies and a good old fashioned common cold.
So, I went back to bed and my Saturday started a couple hours behind schedule. Nevertheless, I made a quick breakfast and got to it.
I got the bills paid and soap bookkeeping caught up, took a box to the post office, dropped a deposit at the bank, popped into the grocery store for a couple of things, and returned home. Made a batch of soap, and then the Mr. suggested a little bike ride to a nearby lake. I resisted at first, thinking of the things I needed to get done – but it was a lovely day, and so I packed us a picnic lunch while he put air in the tires.
It was a great suggestion. We watched the birds and kids and dogs, enjoyed the warm sunshine and pedaled through the neighborhood. We even saw a pair of bald eagles!
We arrived back home in time to take the Girl to work, then we went and ordered me a couple pairs of prescription reading glasses, made a trip to the wine store for fortifications, and picked up a couple things at the kitchen store. Back home again in time to start dinner (and a batch of cookies), and then a bit of knitting while watching Harry Potter. I got to practice more yielding, as I worked on the Ski Socks (which refuse to match any more).
I had wanted to work on our porch today, but that didn’t happen. I also didn’t get any yard work done, nor did I get the floors swept or vacuumed. But I had a great day, and the chores will wait.