Busy Ways Equals Lazy Days

Some days are just busier than others.

We have all been there, running around trying to get specific tasks done in a short amount of time. That is exactly where I found myself yesterday.

After dropping the kids off at school, I ran some quick errands before a scheduled haircut. Once I returned home, I changed clothes to begin the much neglected, and the much dreaded yard work.

I started with picking up sticks and branches and dragging them to the burn pile. A short {insert sarcasm} hour later I was done. Next, I had to get gas, so that I could mow the yard. It just so happens the gas station is right next to Dairy Queen (that I may or may not have stopped at).

Upon returning home, I unloaded the gas can into the barn, and quickly ate lunch. Without thinking, I then hopped on the mower. And of course, I ran out of gas…as far away from the gas can as possible! I managed, however, to drag the five gallons of gas to the mower and fill it up. I, also, managed to spill a nice portion in the front yard.

Now, just as everything was going smoothly I glanced at my watch. I had to be at my kids’ school soon for parent-teacher conferences. I sat the gas can off to the side, and began mowing again. I had a lot of yard left, and not much time.

With the front yard mowed, I shifted my attention to the “pasture” area. This always proves to be interesting. The chickens literally play chicken with the lawn mower. Every single time. Every single lap.

I never claimed they were the smartest species.

With the clock ticking away, I managed to finish mowing and do most of the trimming. At 2:55 I ran in the house, I had to be at school by 3:30.

No problem.

I took the quickest shower ever known to me, changed clothes, dried my hair, and ran out the door. I made it. Just barely, but I made it.

With the parent-teacher conferences complete, I returned home and quickly trimmed some shrubs that were in desperate need. It was then time to pick the kids up from an after school activity.

Once home, we settled into a pretty typical evening routine. Cooking supper, homework, and chores were top priorities. Although last night I added putting away the gas can, and blowing off the driveway. And as the dog ran off I realized I should have added closing the gate as well.

Even with a few hiccups, I managed to get all of my tasks done yesterday. It’s a beautiful thing when a plan comes together.

As for today?

I can barely move my sore body, and whatever plans I had for the day will have to wait.

Only At My House,




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