I’m having a difficult time getting motivated to Do What Needs To Be Done, and questioning exactly what it is that really, truly needs to be done.
Younger Daughter and I did manage to put up our one Advent-Hanukkah-Christmas decoration – our paper chain. YD has said it is her goal for it to reach all the way around the living room before she leaves for college in four years. We add some links every year. I like that she is still interested in doing this with me.
My neighbor with a heart of gold was out blowing snow off of the Widow Douglas’ driveway a few minutes ago. Now he is doing our front walk, which I was too tired to shovel. Guilt!
|The sky keeps sending us this stuff.|
Last night we drove to ‘Collegetown’ to hear my son play in a band concert. They played fantastic music, marred only by a few people in the audience who felt that they should converse throughout the entire jazz band portion of the concert. Thankfully, they held their tongues during the symphonic band portion. The whole concert was nearly three hours long.
Driving two hours to Collegetown and two hours back in one evening means I am utterly exhausted today. YD was in her element on the ride back home, which began at 10:30 p.m., just the shank of the evening for our little night owl. She spent about an hour trying to convince her Dad to read Les Miserables instead of just relying on the way the story is told in the movie. I spent the time sitting in the passenger seat, making sure we did not run into any deer or other cars. My husband did not appreciate my efforts.
I am going now to stare at my to-do list in the hopes that it will go away, or that it will at least say something like, “Make hot chocolate. Drink it.”
|Dorm room posters for the budding scientist|
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