a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lazy Person...

This old mirror is topped with Dad's road sign.
It comforted him, during Alzheimer's, to read his name
and know he was home.

I oiled the wood in the hall.  The smell of lemon oil flows through the house and makes it seem fresher and less wintry.  Now, if I could just get around to oiling Grandma's organ and the other wooden items, I might be in fair shape.  Just a square foot at a time...

I read of many doing winter cleaning and I am embarrassed because I seem to accomplish little while staying busy.  Two jobs do that, then throw in just maintaining daily life...not much time left to do the extras.

I did finally finish Hubbs' quilt, a memory quilt made from his embroidered shirts back when he used to have a job.  I did catch him snoozing in his recliner with it wrapped around him so maybe he likes it.

I have eight boxes of farm things to move to the shop. 

I walk through the house, looking, do I keep this or that?  I see all the work that cries out to be done and here I sit on the computer...remembering Granny's words..."Lazy people count their jobs"!

18 comments:

Lynne said...

"Lazy persons count their jobs". I like . . . and true . . .
I am going to do something fun . . . go watch our youngest son play basketball . . . first game . . . Love it!

Lynne said...

Oops . . . GRAND son!

LindaG said...

Well, sometimes it's just hard to motivate. I know.
*hugs*
Good luck at the sale!

A Quiet Corner said...

Unfortunately, I'm just the opposite, Gail. I won't "play" until my work is done...:)JP

Journaling Woman said...

I prefer to call "it" low energy. And in my defense, if I'm counting something then I can't be lazy right?

Those paneled walls are absolutely beautiful.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing! i can relate!

ellen abbott said...

You? Lazy? Hahahahahahahahahaha

Dreaming said...

A lazy person would not have wood walls that gleam like those in the picture!

Linda in New Mexico said...

counting is work too????? right???? I think you're being a litle hard on yourself. After all, you can't do it all, all at one time. A little bit at a time gets all the work done.....eventually. Besides when we were half a million years younger, we didn't have the good sense to slow down and pace ourselves.
Your walls look wonderful. Lemon oiled wood is so gorgeous.
and blogging counts as work too... honest.

Nezzy said...

Great quote sweetie, "Lazy people count their jobs," I've never heard that one before but it sure rings true!!!

You my dear are anything but lazy!!!

I love the way your wall are glistenin'!

God bless ya and have a super weekend!

Ahhhh, lemon!!!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks good to me..all shiny and clean! A little at a time...I am sorting out stuff too..it ain't easy:(

Sue said...

That sign with your dad's name on it is so poignant. What a beautiful thing to do for him...to ground him when the earth was shifting beneath his feet.

"Lazy people count their jobs." I like that.

=)

Eva Ason said...

I can smell that lemon all the way here [hehe] but mainly because Paul cleaned one of his guitars a little earlier and it smells of lemons now. Your hall looks very nice and shiny...one step at the time ^_^
Enjoy your day!

Eva

Pat said...

That woodwork looks beautiful!

Don't worry. It will all get done in its own time!

Sandy said...

You did a beautiful job on the woodwork. You know sometimes you need to just stop and do a little something for yourself. If that means playing on the computer, taking a long break or even a long hot bath. I say go for it. You work hard and deserve it. :-)

Country Gal said...

You lazy ! NOT ! I wish I had half your energy then I wouldnt feel so lazy ! Have a good day ! P.S your dads first name Pete that was my dads name and is my brothers !

DesertHen said...

Hmmm, I'm sitting here counting all the things I need to get done. I think I'll sit here a bit longer...he, he, he.

labbie1 said...

Pssssst...Gail, I tagged you... come on over and play...
http://garrettsquared.blogspot.com/2012/01/tagyoure-it.html?showComment=1328056384552#c4842182774685935615

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