Before I went to bed last night, I thought about what my ideal productive day spent at home would look like. I concluded that it would need variety and consist of what I dubbed "4 Cs"... cook, clean, clerical, and craft, so I set out to plan my day. (I would not count making a bed, washing dishes, laundry, and other everyday tasks. I would count only extras so that I experienced progress.) I started my morning cooking a new recipe... a wild rice pudding sweetened with maple syrup that we ate for breakfast. It is a keeper worth sharing after I tweak it just a bit. Next, I cleaned two bathrooms and organized a corner of my craft room. Clerical came next with two hours spent on taxes. Finally, I earned my craft time... I dug out this Old Mother Hubbard teaching resource sheet ©1967 and put it in a frame. I purchased it at an outdoor antique sale that I attended with our youngest daughter Jessica in the adorable little Florida town she lives in. This nursery rhyme sheet is one of 12 that is included in the packet. I was drawn to its lovely colors.
The light streaming in is not part of the picture. It is sunlight from my own window that I caught at just the right time of day when I took the photo. It adds a cheeriness to what could be perceived as a dismal predicament for Mrs. Hubbard to be in.
Old mother Hubbard
went to the cupboard,
to fetch her poor dog a bone,
but when she got there
the cupboard was bare
and so the poor dog had none.
My "4 Cs" strategy turned out to be a real motivator today. I'm going to plan another for tomorrow.
Feb. 17, 2009
Today's mileage: 2 mile walk
Total monthly mileage: 46.25 miles
Bible reading? Oops. The day slipped away.