Sunday, January 23, 2011

Focus!

That's what I need.  I am finding myself rattling around the property and the house starting little projects and finishing few.  I did clean the sheep housing and added more cinder.  I washed a few dishes.  I weeded a bit in the outside garden, and inspected the plants in the greenhouse. (My husband brought home some plants from a friend and some old greenhouse tables, but he doesn't know what the plants are and I don't recognize them, either.)  So beyond a good half hour of mucking out, I really just puttered around.

Right now, like a child, I am meant to be cleaning my room.  Things tend to get piled up, and it is time to sort through them and give everything a good dusting.  Only...the computer was just sitting there, so here I am posting instead.

Once I am done with my room, I am going to bake.  My 16 year old requested monkey bread, and I will probably make snacky things, like muffins and sandwich rolls and cookies.  Dinner is a simple stir fry with beets and mustard cabbage and some chicken to be served over rice.  What I really want to do is take a nap, but I wasted an incredible amount of time as I sat and pondered selling my good mare.  Although I did bake some sandwich bread yesterday, I didn't accomplish anything else, except reading a book and a half and pondering (or perhaps the word is "moping").

I definitely need to get a move on!

10 comments:

Mandy said...

That's awesome about the monkey bread, since that's what we made today too!! :)

NancyDe said...

Aloha, Mandy. Thanks for joining us! Kind of cool we're both making the same thing today. My son wants to eat it with Nutella for some reason.

Chai Chai said...

Seems to me like you are doing a little bit of everything, but they sound like things that need to be done. Maybe you are just "tinkering" around? A respectable name for your endeavors!

NancyDe said...

Chai Chai, I love the way you find better words for my activities than I do. Tinkering sounds MUCH better than puttering.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You are a hard worker. Baking bread for your family is such a gift of love.

NancyDe said...

FBMYKW, bread is nearly $5 a loaf here - it is a gift of love and also a frugal move! I am heading over to your blog now to see your movie favorites. We had movie night last night, courtesy of our 18 year old who wanted to celebrate her passing her first "sting" at her cashier job. She spotted the underage would-be liquor purchaser and avoided the $500 fine.

Deb said...

Nancy,

Sure sounds like you are an over achieving Mom/wife/human and your family is so lucky to share their lives with you !!

~Deb

NancyDe said...

Well, Deb, I only did half of what I wanted to do today. Just so distractible, in general. But the monkey bread was so good, and so was the fried chicken and the beets,mustard cabbage, and broccoli stir fry (even if it was pretty darn red and sounds kind of weird).

Grandpa said...

If this is your 'not so busy day' or your way of 'taking it easy', your family is in really good hands!

NancyDe said...

Haha, it is mere survival mode, Grandpa. Plenty of stuff doesn't get done, believe me - and I sure do hear about it. Often and in great detail.