And there is my BIG unfinished pandemic project on the dining room table - sorting through my photos and deciding which ones to send off to Legacy Box for digitizing. Don't even get me started on all the ways I can get sidetracked while working on this project!
And off to the side is my ukulele and my almost three month free membership with Fender about to expire, and I've only attended one lesson!
But hey, this post is about celebration, not beration! So I'm celebrating a day of laser beam focus that is extremely rare for me.
Yesterday, I ate a quick breakfast and prepped my container pots with soil to receive my scrawny tomato plants. Major consolation is that, while smaller than I've ever planted before, they still have that lovely tomato smell when I touch them. Gratitude to daughter for finding these for me. They'll get potted today, probably while playing outside with Grandpa and Jack and Robby.
I drove husband downtown so he could turn in some papers for an immigration pro bono case he's working on. And I scored big when I placed a call to my good friend, Denise, and she picked up. We chatted the entire time while I waited for hubby in a parking garage.
And then I drove him by Community Lunch where, properly masked, he said hello to a few friends who were busy prepping for today's mobile lunch. He really misses his weekly opportunity to feed the homeless.
When I got home, I went right to work on my project for the day, scrolling through my ginormous photo files to pull pics of walks with Jan for her birthday book. Four hours later, I sent more than sixty pics off to Walgreen's to be developed.
I stirred up some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to accompany Jan's photo book.
I picked up the photos.
I came home to write some words to accompany the photos and assemble the book.
We enjoyed a quick dinner of peanut butter toast (for hubby) and a PB&J sandwich for me.
I opened my computer while eating to discover that the book club meeting I had planned on attending at 7 had been moved to 6. I dashed upstairs and caught the last 15 minutes of a discussion of Greg McKeown's book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.
I finished the photo book.
I chatted with husband about some revisions to our will which had been put off several times by my frantic day.
I disinfected each plastic page of Jan's photo book.
I went upstairs to read Harry's Trees, but closed the book, too exhausted to read before I even finished a page.
And I ask myself, how do I decide what is essential?
But mostly, I'm celebrating a day of accomplishing what I set out to do!
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