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Summertime and the living is easy . . .

19 Jun

Summer Schedule

. . . or not!

I had a bad moment last night when I started mapping out my summer days.  I’ve been looking forward to this activity.  Planning how I would accomplish all that I have to accomplish and yet, as the tasks started appearing in front of me in black and white (well, pink and white — pink pen), I got the chills.  I ended up sleeping badly and dreaming of rolling stones uphill all day only to have them roll back down again.  You get the idea.

So, I talked to Greg about it and he reminded me that these are just tasks.  Pick the ones that are ESSENTIAL and/or will make the biggest difference and focus on those.  Also, I decided to move several things forward at once rather than working on one task and then another.  I tend to work on stuff like this using a few tips I picked up from  Having a routine works best for me — it’s hard to make myself get started though.  Wednesday will be the first day I stick with this schedule.  We’ll see how it goes.  That early morning walk will be telling!

In other news, it’s amazing what I am seeing at my feeders now that I am actually putting seeds out:

  • Chestnut-backed Chickadees
  • Steller’s Jays
  • Dark-eyed Juncos
  • Robins
  • California Towhees
  • Spotted Towhees
  • Purple Finches
  • Pygmy Nuthatches

Got any bird posts to share?  I’m hosting the next i and the bird next week!  Send your submissions to me — lizaleemiller AT gmail DOT com