I am obeying the inscrutable exhortations of my inner-most soul, and my mandate also includes crocodiles.
- Dr. Bryan Grieg Fry
I’ve been subscribing to the In Search of Finer Fruits blog lately and really loving the stuff she’s putting up. The quote I found while locating the mailing address of the Venom Doc for my nephew to write a letter (because he can’t hop a plane and go visit him in person). The two seem to really go together. If you go read the blog, you’ll understand why.
P.S. I kind of want my mandate to include crocodiles, too.
Every morning around these parts, the animals follow a routine. They drag me from my comfortable bed (usually around 8ish) with whining and pawing and walking over the top of me. Chloe goes outside while their loyal servant (me) fills the food bowls. Once breakfast has been consumed, Chloe makes her second trip outside (or bad things happen to the carpet). They romp about the house until around 9am. And then it’s time for the first nap of the day. Glorious silence fills the house as they all begin their first 1-2 hour snooze. Lately, Chloe has been napping on the couch next to me so I can pet her. It makes for cozy mornings while the wind blows and the rain falls outside my windows. It really is the little things that make life grand.
Or things I’ve learned as an (almost)adult.
- It takes longer to avoid loading and unloading the dishwasher than to just do it. And a clean sink makes a huge difference in how easy it is to cook and maintain the kitchen. Just suck it up and deal with it.
- The less clothes you possess, the less often you have to do laundry. Remember this when you’re out shopping. And if you haven’t worn something in a year, get rid of it. (Then you can go buy something better!)
- Yes the cat boxes are gross and a pain. But if you clean them daily, they don’t get smelly and it’s much easier. Try not to avoid them, it’s just disgusting.
- Breakfast is essential. But not that cereal crap that the tv always talked about. Start the day off with something good for you and it will make all the difference.
- Don’t over commit. If you don’t want to do it (and have the option not to), just say no. You’ll thank yourself in the end.
- Exercise, while unpleasant, is a necessary evil. So just break a sweat in the privacy of your own home and repress the flashbacks to high school aerobics class. Unlike Ms. Walters, you are not a crazy exercise junky. If you’re too tired to continue, then stop. There’s no point in overdoing it. You don’t have to pass any stupid PE classes now.
- Make your bed in the morning. Then, at night, when you’ve stayed up too late, there’s a nice clean bed waiting for you. Your future self will thank your past self for being so courteous.
I’m doing Monday right.
Pictured above is another baby shrug from Knitting Pure & Simple (#288, I believe) and a honey vanilla latte from Downtown Grounds (great local coffee shop). I’m trying to figure out this whole “taking a day off” thing. I think I’m off to a good start.
Because the world has decided to explode around me while we were on vacation, the pictures are delayed until I can deal with my destroyed garden bed, the sudden appearance of fleas, and overwhelming depression. In the meantime, I am trying to find some order in the chaos. More upbeat posts to come in the future…
Can anyone tell me why I have a dozen size I hooks? Methinks it is time to cull the herd…
The side/abdomen pain is back with a vengeance. Not sure if I want to go in for more scans that will have them telling me nothing is wrong with me.
Don’t drink while watching this or you might shoot stuff out your nose. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I was looking through my iPhoto and found this funny picture of Chloe. Sometimes, the camera clicks at just the right moment…
The solution is a lifestyle change that favors simplicity over excess and regards the human body as a tool rather than merely a decoration.
- From Bicycling & Self Esteem on the LGRAB blog
Hope your Saturday is relaxing and wonderful. Chloe’s certainly is.
(Note how she has an *entire* couch to herself.)
This pretty much explains my job right now…