When I finished showering this morning, I came downstairs to find that my husband had decided to clean the refrigerator out today. YES!!!!!!!!!! It has never been my favorite chore! To see someone else tackle this chore is more than exciting to me! The best part is that he seems to be thoroughly enjoying it so I feel good in that cleaning out the refrigerator seems to be making his day too!
I decide to head out to my porch where I completed three of my eight remaining quilt blocks last night. I did not have time to pick up all the threads and fabric scraps before going to bed. Then I realized that the table linens needed to be changed. Well, I love changing tablecloths because I am slightly obsessed with linens in the first place.
Heading over to the table, I realize that my husband's supper from the night before was all over the carpet. (Please indulge me as I digress for one moment. This man, and I do love him dearly, has no hand and mouth coordination. When we were dating, and we are talking over 31 years ago, my parents invited him over for dinner to meet him for the first time.What a first impression he made that evening! My mom made her delicious homemade spaghetti and meatballs. My husband picked up a meatball with a fork and it never made it to his plate. It fell off the fork, rolled off the table onto the floor--just like the song says. My mother politely looks over at me, smiles and pretends not to notice. I, on the other hand bust out in uncontrollable laughter and the secret is pretty much out.)
Anyways, back to my original story-- so I go and get the vacuum cleaner to clean up remnants of last night's dinner on the porch floor and realized that I might as well vacuum the living room first. That I accomplished, but absolutely none of the other chores got done in my little burst of attention deficit disorder. I don't know what comes over me but it has happened before....I go to do one thing and I start finding all these other things to do and I get totally distracted and nothing gets done. I hope my ability to get easily distracted at times is the result of having too much on my mind and nothing more serious like getting older....
Before I vacuum the porch, I am going to boil water for tea, pick some hydrangeas while the water is boiling,
and then make the tea. Hopefully I won't be distracted before I get to drink my tea but if I do, I can always add ice.
Update: I picked the hydrangeas, got out the tea cups--forgot to turn on the stove to heat my water. No worries, the water is heating up now as I finish writing this....I am going to chalk this up to just having a bad day! Tomorrow will be better.....below describes today's experience all too well....oops, the water is boiling!
"Distracted by all sorts of distractions, it wanders around aimlessly in the ten directions."
Sri Guru Granth Sahib