|January 23, 2011 Sunrise: 7:18|
Very foggy start today, but it burned off by mid morning. I spent the better part of the weekend rearranging my lists. Lists, lists, here and there; my God, they are everywhere!
I dedicate so much time to my lists that I am not sure if they save me TIME and keep me on track to accomplish all that I want to with my moments. I have so much that I wish to get done, it seems somewhat impossible at times. Not so much that I couldn't get them done if I had all the time in the world. Ah, but therein lies the rub.
And then, what about the new things today that weren't on yesterday's list? There is, however, such a certain sense of satisfaction in putting a checkmark next to the finished task (sometimes I put something on the list that I just finished, that wasn’t on the original list, just so I can cross it off and feel like I am making progress).
I finally stopped all my magazine subscriptions, because I already have a stack of previous issuers that I haven't read yet. The internet is worse with tons of email coming in daily from information sources I have requested to keep me in the loop so much that it makes me “loopy”.
What I am grateful for today:
That does sound odd, I know…considering. This weekend had Spring-like days. Beautiful. Lise and I went for a short walk. I couldn’t walk too far, but I could. Great meals this weekend – I made roast chicken and stuffing with apples, pecans and cranberries for dinner. I made a large pot of very spicy, vegetarian chili. I ate it all. There was a time in the not too distant past where I couldn’t eat at all.
I went to a special presentation of the Sacramento Ballet to witness a rehearsal for an upcoming presentation of Romeo and Juliet. Front row seat. Magnificent! Dancers are definitely outstanding athletes. The music, by Prokofiev, was fantastic. I know people that can’t eat solid food, walk without a cane, have migraines or back pain constantly, can’t see and can’t hear.
I am so much better off.