Even with the addition of an hour to my week, it still went too fast. I’m thrilled with the end of daylight savings time, but it appears California voters approved a change to year-round daylight savings time. I can only guess that most people do not have to be up early in the mornings and they like to have lots of light at night in which to do their “thing.” I like my daylight in the morning, which is when I’m getting it now. By 5:30 p.m., when it’s now dark, I’m ready for the day to be over. Just fixing dinner can be too much on some days when I’ve been on the go since 6 a.m.
Although Terry doesn’t need fresh linens and clothing every day, I am still doing lots of laundry as I do change out the linens every other day, fresh washcloths every day, and clean pajamas and daytime knit wear are washed three times a week. And then there is my laundry. Still lots of hand washing, too, which makes the skin on my fingers dry and brittle.
To keep track of all the tasks I must accomplish, on top of my usual ones, I have started keeping a detailed list of what must be done for the next few days. Some lists overlap another since not everything gets done around here in a timely manner. Some days feel like a whirlwind and even though I’ve accomplished so much, there is still so much following behind me, undone. I collapse into bed, every night, and fall immediately to sleep.
Terry was up just a bit past six this morning, and when I realized the time, I wanted to cry. I did not want to become fully awake and get out of the warm, comfortable bed. It’s now cold here in the mornings. But, I had a long list of tasks to be accomplished today so knew I had to sit up, swing my legs out from under the warm covers, and get going. Much of what I have to accomplish must be done before noon when we are expecting the plumber to come install a new kitchen sink faucet. I’m heading out the door when I finish this post to run all the errands that have piled up the past two days while I was at Columbia, telling stories to first and second graders.