Last night I got to thinking and having to chat to Mick about time wasting and where precious hours and minutes disappear to. We talked about all the things that we wish we might be doing while we do other things. I know that we cannot spend every waking hour doing only the things we want to do but I do think we waste a lot of time dilly dallying around with stuff that just isn't important - well at least not at that moment.
I thought about what I would like to be doing most of the time. I asked myself the question of what do I do that makes me feel good, that I really enjoy, that I can spend hours on without me going of to other things.
For example gardening is one of these things. It never used to be. It is quite new in my life actually. It has grown over the past few years since we moved to this property and I am gradually spending more and more time outside in the yard.
I thought about all of the time we spend doing things in the yard or around the house and the very unbalanced proportion actually enjoying it.
I would like to take time each day to really relax in our place - read a book under a tree - sit in the beer garden and actually have a beer - have a cup of tea in the early morning light.
I got an email newsletter today from the website I follow - see below - and this months challenge is to have some good old fashioned fun. Funny because Mick and I decided that we are going to ask some friends over for a games night - we like Poleconomy and it is so much fun. So I will list throughout this month when I remember to about what old fashioned fun we get up to.
December is Old Fashioned Fun Month!Your goal this month is to find some real people to have some real fun with and have a ball! Here are some things you can do this month:
- Call a friend and make a Christmas cake together
- Play a game of cards with someone
- Buy bulk wrapping paper and wrap up Christmas presents with a friend
- Go for a walk with family/friends
- Cook biscuits with someone
- Invite your neighbour over for a cup of tea
- Volunteer to help a charity
Just two of the Pots I painted recently
Hot weather yesterday called for a cool drink - freshly juiced orange and pineapple juice with icecubes - just the thing.
Everything is just so dry and brown and crunchy - The block still looks good though - Mick fixed the little bridge across the gully - safe to walk on again.
Watering the hanging pots in the beer garden as the sun sets
Tomatoes, Rocket, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Basil
Lots of bees in my garden but no possums - seems to be working so far.
Chalkboard sign on a store front.
This is a tablecloth I made from a heavy piece of green scrap fabric and a bandana with watermelons on it. I think it turned out great.