It's a typical day here. Get up at 7, put in a load of wash first thing. Second thing, make tea and coffee. Sit on the couch and read poems or stories for 20 minutes. It's good for my soul and starts me in a good frame of mind.
Then check eBay, Facebook, email, my blog--just keeping up with the world while I drink my first cup or two of tea. Maybe I write a poem or a blog post, or just catch up with friends' blogs.
Next, porch time, planning our day, with another cuppa whatever.
Then one of us will make breakfast, and I am just getting dressed and getting the next load of wash in. For two people, we make a lot of laundry. I check online for a method to take the cupping out of a piece of wood and find an awesome youtube video.
After breakfast, we take our coffee to the porch again. It's too pretty to ignore the beauty around us. We need time to just soak in it. I can't wait to try that method on the wood though, so I drink my coffee fast and get the heat gun, spending about 20 minutes to heat the boards and see if the warp goes out. A lot of it does, enough to be okay.
Then by 10 we're off on projects. He's got a whole list and starts off the get the spray for the carpenter bees but gets sidetracked by the cabinet he's working on. I start for the chair I need to buff and put a seat on, but see the gladioli bulbs and remember that I wanted to get those in the ground first thing. So I head off to plant.
While I'm doing that, Larry is putting Bondo over a bad place in the eaves where those #%&! bees have made a mess. I go to the porch, see the two tables I started work on yesterday, and get a bucket of water and a scrubber to get one cleaned up. That done, I come back inside to get that chair buffed, but stop a minute here to type this post.
And that's the way the whole day goes. A mixture of this and that, not long stretches, usually on one thing, but 20 minutes here and there until later in the afternoon when I settle in to a project and stay with it for a while.
This works for me. Maybe I'm a little ADD the way I seem to have multiple things going on at once, but it makes the days fly by. And with my old aching foot, I have to take some sit-down time to give it a rest.
So, what does a typical day for you look like? Are you the same way, moving from one thing to another all day, maybe with two or three jobs going at once? Or can you just settle in and focus on one task?
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