trying not to be a slug


A card from my daughter-in-law.

I’m in a slump.  Along with the rest of the world.  I try to fight it, but there are times when I give up and sit at the computer and play Solitaire.

That’s so depressing.

We’re finishing up four weeks in the house and there are at least three or four more to go, but we’re able to order groceries and we’re healthy and the internet still works.  That’s what counts.

In an attempt to fight inertia, my friend Ruth and I text each other pictures of what we accomplish each day.  It helps keep us away from our computers.  So here’s what I sent her last night:


I washed my hair.


I made baked beans.  From scratch.  And threw some hot dogs in for dinner.


I finished nine more blocks.


And have eight more in progress.

I’m also spending an hour a day going through my mother’s clothes, etc to decide what to do with her things now that she is in a nursing home.  It’s amazing how much can get done in an hour.

Note:  I do not know what to do with the dolls she loved so much.

And then I get on the treadmill.  Not that I want to, but it makes me feel less like the slug I know I am.

What are YOU doing to keep busy?  I’d love to know.




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2 Responses to trying not to be a slug

  1. Ellie says:

    Kristine, you accomplished more in one day than I have in 2 weeks. I feel so fortunate to be able to help out our son and watch Wren, his 2 1/2 year old daughter. She is my lifeline to keeping my sanity, even though I am exhausted at the end of the day. She is pure joy!

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