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


4 Responses to “Summertime and the living is easy . . .”

  1. jayne 19 June, 2008 at 2:55 am #

    I admire the fact that you keep to such a schedule Liza. I’ve never actually written out a schedule like this.
    My birds are a bit scarce these days. Maybe it’s just too blame hot. Glad yours are returning!

  2. robin andrea 19 June, 2008 at 6:49 am #

    I also prefer a routine to unstructured time. I hope you find a schedule that works and gives you time for inspiration.

    I am thinking about writing a post on a night heron, just for you.

  3. Pam 19 June, 2008 at 4:58 pm #

    I love the, too. Good luck at sticking to your schedule, especially *you* time!!

  4. Jo Hawke 19 June, 2008 at 7:47 pm #

    Wow. I know exactly how you feel. I always look forward to summer with such expectation of getting all of those things done I can’t seem to find time for during the school year. But then, when my two months are so crammed full of said things, I feel like crawling into a hole and doing none of it. And then I come down to earth and make it more practical (like my husband says…) Good luck!

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