Day Two


Got a late start today as my husband surprised me by actually WANTING to get out of the house to go get lunch. But came home to my first chore of the day…1 hour 15 minutes in the back yard.

Newell wasn’t sure there was enough to do to fill that much time, but I found stuff. Filled the bird feeders — which I am hit or miss about doing, but it is so much fun to watch the birds. You can tell they really appreciate it. Especially this time of year.

Then I picked up some disintegrating plastic items in what was once to have been (and may one day be again) a flower bed. So much fun as the brittle plastic snaps beneath your fingers into ever smaller pieces to mock your efforts.

But the majority of my time, and the greatest satisfaction came from pruning some of the dead wood out of the old-fashioned rose bush. Hoping it will revitalize it a bit. There are a few hips on it at the moment. I know that you can make rose hip tea, but I don’t know the particulars. So…I Googled it, and got quite a list of sites with recipes and tips. This one looked particularly useful to me.  Guess I should go back out and pick those.

Here is the bush in all its blooming glory:

Old-Fashioned roses in bloom

I’m hoping that getting the dead wood out will encourage even more blooms. 🙂

On to task two now:

Back to the pantry for the next two hours. At least that will fulfill my three hours today. And I do have some organizational ideas. There’s this nice bit of peg board begging to be useful…

UPDATE ONE: I may have to rethink my durations a bit…2 hours was a bit much, but the pantry is really coming into shape — though the floor is a disaster, and getting everything up off it so I can mop won’t be trivial. Couldn’t hang my peg board because I don’t have the right nails, but I can write that down on the white board I hung for grocery notes. [By the way, if you haven’t seen this site, I highly recommend it for great printable grocery lists. Can be a lifesaver at the grocery store and keep you on track.]

DAILY WRAP UP: 1 hour 15 minutes Back yard + 2 hours pantry. Two tasks today, but still meet the 3 hour minimum with 15 minutes to spare!

See ya tomorrow.

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored eight novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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