I always write myself a list of Winter tasks; it gives me something to aim for, and achieve.
For the moment my list is blank. I'm no longer undertaking any building work, and there is really little else to do. I'm up to date.
I don't know if this is a result of lethargy; I suspect it's more like being satisfied with my lot. Of course there are always the banal tasks that will need doing; log sawing, leaf raking, vine pruning, etc. But no major projects.
If I have to go actively looking for projects, then obviously they wouldn't be classified as essential; they would be artificially created tasks, and my enthusiasm would be zero.
Maybe something will crop-up. The idea of my list remaining blank worries me more than if it was over filled.
What a strange thing to worry about!
Surely Lady Magnon can add to your list.ReplyDelete
She's working on it!Delete
Tear up the list. Things will present themselves to you and you will do them. And Cherub and Bo Bo will keep you busy too.ReplyDelete
As with Micawber, I'm sure that 'something will turn up'.Delete
Perhaps you should get your applications in for Permanent Residency .ReplyDelete
I don't think I'll bother. I'll just hope they won't notice I'm still here, otherwise we'll go and live in Brighton for a few months each year. I'm not against that!Delete
Have this winter off, our list is empty as well, we are not looking for anything to fill it.ReplyDelete
SNAP! I'm rather hoping it'll stay that way too.Delete
I expect Lady M could find you a project without too much thought.ReplyDelete
I'm sure she could... I'll keep out of her way!Delete
I've often what would happen if I ever caught up. I believe I'm right there on the edge of finding out.ReplyDelete
However, like your Lady M, my Mister H is always percolating some new project that keeps me from reaching that point.
How very lucky we are.
'Busy doing nothing' will become my new way of life (hopefully).Delete
I always like to have some sort of project in the pipeline. Sometimes I just plan things and then Paul does the 'doing'!ReplyDelete
I expect Lady M might just be following your fine example as I write.Delete
I make lists of things I like or don’t mind doing. There are always those other things that should be done, but I have no desire to start. Mañana stuff, but Mañana never comes. Do you have any of those?ReplyDelete
It's very rare that I've approached a Winter without a long list of tasks; either pleasant or unpleasant tasks.Delete
I like keeping busy too. Ask Lady M if she would like any home improvements. That should result in a project or two. Home upgrades are underway here: carpet to hard wood, typical tub to Japanese soaking tub, transom window behind said tub...ReplyDelete
Are you kidding? I'd be broke before Christmas if I asked her what improvements she wished for.Delete
After isolating at home for all these months, we've accomplished all the obvious chores, and our winter prep list looks as empty as yours, and the house is very cosy. I guess there is at least one benefit to this covid thing after all.ReplyDelete
It looks as if, here in France, we'll be in lockdown again tomorrow. Goodness knows how long it'll last; Covid is spreading like crazy.Delete
I still haven't got half way through my lockdown list yet.ReplyDelete
Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?Delete
A Good Thing in that half are completed and a Bad Thing in that half are not completerd.Delete
The smallest task on paper can feel larger in spirit. I think egos, no matter the strength, relish accomplishments as ego candy. Raking leaves is huge.ReplyDelete
Lady M is a professional leaf raker; I leave it to her!Delete
How about putting "oil painting" on your list? I know that making art can have its fallow times as well as its productive phases. I hesitate to suggest a subject but how about a place you love or have loved in the past? It would be nice to share the picture's gestation with your adoring blog fans.ReplyDelete
I'm working on a small job at the moment. I may reveal all a bit later. I'm taking my time.Delete