Well it’s the Queen’s birthday today, and not not the Queen of England or some such country, but the Queen of my house, Mo. She acquired that name from our friend Andrew, he annointed her with it during one of our house renovations where he came to do the job and I helped. I’m not quite sure why he called her that, although I’m going to believe it was a term of respect. It’s all about our choice about how to receive things, right?
At any rate I’ve made pancakes for breakfast, and we’ll have a steak bar-b-que for dinner where I’ll prepare one of her favourite feasts for her, complete with my signature ‘shrooms. The eatin’ kind, not the magic kind.
I feel pretty good today, ambitious and looking forward to accomplishing something. As I’ve posted before even some small accomplishments go a long way to making me feel better, and the size or scope will expand over time. The important thing is to do, not talk about doing.
It must sound like I’m a slackard or something, given my posts and descriptions of my activities. Really I don’t think I am. I do stuff, ok maybe not tons of stuff, but I do do things. I maintain the house and yard, vehicles as well, and just try to find a balance between those types of tasks and personal mental care. Sometimes I think I just swing a bit too far toward the mental care focus, and procrastination takes hold. And you know the thing is, for me at least, that going too far that way can be counter-productive. If I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished something in the “job jar” area I actually begin to feel worse. I think part of the reason is that I’m quite handy and able to do many things that when I sluff off tasks it feels somewhat demeaning. I know I can do so much more. Hence back to my looking forward to doing something.