Do you ever find yourself feeling time poor. That’s me at the moment. I know one has to have a project, but seriously – I’m not sure if I could count how many projects we’re currently in the middle of.
My blog posts have been consistently a little to close to home over recent weeks. We have so much happening on the home front that we’re finding it difficult to spread our wings and get out exploring.
We’re in the midst of a garden overhaul, all well and truly started now, but at that messy stage in between the old and the new. Our verandah has had two metal supports engineered to take the weight of the roof, and these have allowed the posts to be moved. This will allow our verandah to work as an entertainment patio, but guess what. We started off with plans for one support, this quickly changed to two. The two are now up, and we’ve decided a third is needed!
Only when all the supports are in place can that project be finished off. The paving will need re-laying. The fence will need decorating, and potted plants will need to be selected and carefully placed. In the meantime, that area too is in a bit of a mess awaiting completion.
The inside is ok, but soon that the bedroom window treatments are being changed. We’ve had them measured for plantation shutters, but they take a couple of months to be made.
All these jobs require waiting in for tradesman to come to measure up, doing our bit to get things ready, and being in when the tradesmen are here. We couldn’t possibly leave them to cope with one pesky puppy without us being here, plus I like to provide snacks and drinks as required.
As well as our projects in and around the house, we both do a bit of volunteering at an aged care place near by. We live only five minutes walk away, so when they’re stuck there, I think we’ve become the logical couple to call on. We do say no sometimes, but we help out if we can. We enjoy it, but when we have a lot going on at home, it adds to that feeling of being time poor.
I’ve promised myself that sometime between now and this time next week I’m getting out somewhere for a picnic. And I’ve promised myself no more blog posts on the home front until I’ve had a good day out further afield to tell you about.
Mind you, we did spend this past week end up in Perth visiting friends and family. While we were there Paul went to the footie with his friend Bob, while my friend Di and I went to the casino. That’s a rarity for me, and when I do go, I have a flutter, and usually lose. I had a pleasant surprise this time with a bit of a win. That’ll help buy some plants for the new garden.
Thats the joy of blogging – you get to reflect on what you’ve been getting up to. I’m sure there’s many bloggers just like me, who from time to time realise their blog posts are reflecting a bit of rut is developing. Time to adjust our busy home based schedule and stretch our legs somewhere in the great outdoors. Watch this space….
9 thoughts on “What’s life without a project, or two, or three”
I’m looking forward to seeing where you head to when you do get going again. Sometimes life just gets in the way.
Does it ever. All the best made plans…..
You can be a blogger or you can be a blogger in the blogging community. Both take time, but the latter more than the former. At times, I limit visiting other blogs at the expense of writing, and visa versa at other times. Blogging doesn’t work as well for me, if I HAVE to write something – posts always flows better if I have time to let them sit, and bake, as it were! Then I come back adjust them a bit and hit publish. Did you notice that scheduling a post places them very low ( at their original date of writing), on the wordpress reader? I didn’t until Snow alerted me.
I’m a bit lost at your two last sentences Amanda? Next time I’m writing a post, I’ll see if I can work out what this means.
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Snow is much better at explaining it than me, Chris. Apparently the wordpress reader should display all the blog posts in the order they are published, but Snow has noticed that If you hit ‘Schedule’ so that the post will go live at a later time/date, then the wordpress reader lists your post at that original time that you wrote the draft post, (before you hit schedule), which might be days/weeks before. That means that folks are unlikely to discover or see your blog post unless through many many others first. Does that make sense?
Yes that makes perfect sense. Thanks Amanda. I’ve never scheduled a post for a later time, and now I don’t think I will.
Probably betyer not to, but sometimes it is an advantage
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I can absolutely, totally relate with lots of projects on the home front. Painting, clearing my mum’s house, renovating, planning my daughter’s 21st … I long for the open road and a few nights of camping. Still, as you said, what’s life without having a few projects on the side 🤣
We should get on top of a lot of the mess this week-end, then I think we’ll just about be over the hump.
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