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Tuesday’s a hard starter!
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

Psst! Just a quick reminder that there are contests ongoing over on the Delilah’s Collections website!

This Tuesday was a hard starter. (Is that even grammatically, correct? I don’t care!) I soooo wanted to stay in bed. My daughter even encouraged me last night to sleep in. She was up bright and early and already had the girls’ lunches packed (that’s my job!). I wasn’t needed. However, there are only so many hours I can lie in bed before … 1) I have to pee, 2) no position —back or sides (never on my tummy)— feels comfortable, and 3) I have to see everyone.

Besides, I have a very full day ahead of me, and if I don’t start early, I won’t finish! My To Do list for today is 18 items long. That sounds nuts, but I put even little things on it, like watering plants, so I don’t forget…because I do. I’m a lister. Always have been, and you’ll know I’m not well if I don’t have one sitting in the middle of my desk. I list what’s important (writing goals, edit goals), then put things in between those that make me get up and move around (like watering those pesky plants, cleaning Loki’s fish tank, or sweeping around the bunny’s cage).

No contest, no game today. I have to start work now! But remember, there are open contests you can find by scrolling down my blog page or following the link to the Collections site, so be sure to go play! If you want, give me a kick in the butt to get going—some encouragement. I’m already thinking I need a nap.

5 comments to “Tuesday’s a hard starter!”

  1. Cindy
    · May 2nd, 2023 at 8:49 am · Link

    I had been working since 1972. Except for a few bouts of unemployment over the years, I was at my last job for 26 years when I got laid off in January. I love not commuting, but I miss my job. I think. Maybe I just miss the regiment and organization that brought to chaos in my life. I was forced to be a morning person (up at 3:30, on but at 5:00, start work at 6:30). That said, I prefer to be up early so if I choose to slack off later, I have things crossed off f my to-do list. Yes, I have added water plants on mine for today, too. I never had the luxury of sleeping in because of nature’s call. Also, I need a mattress, so I sleep in the lift chair on the main floor and not upstairs. I figure if I start doing a small or part of a big project every day (from neglect of working 6 days a week) I feel I have accomplished something.
    All in all, I have come to the realization that as an army of 1, I have to turn a blind eye to what I can’t get accomplished every day.
    Here are my words of wisdom for you. Despite what we like to think, we are not superwomen. Don’t fret it if you leave unfinished items on your to-do list. They will be there tomorrow. Instead, take pride in what you HAVE accomplished each day. That is the silver lining.

  2. Elle James
    · May 2nd, 2023 at 10:02 am · Link

    **CRACK!!!** That’s the sound of a whip cracking! I too am a lister. My list is 27 items long and many won’t get done today, maybe not even this year! I have to prioritize and do those things that have to be done sooner than later. Life always gets in the way, and I let it. I like spending time with my grown children, so lunch or shopping is life. Then I have to stay up all night to get my writing goals complete! Like last night. But, by golly, that short story is done! Now on to the book I need to finish by next week! Just remember, you’re amazing, talented and my favorite sister! Love you!

  3. Delilah
    · May 2nd, 2023 at 1:48 pm · Link

    I’m your only sister. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 2nd, 2023 at 8:27 pm · Link

    I always remind myself that putting off the to do list today just makes it my to do list tomorrow and that makes it even harder to get motivated to do. I hope your Tuesday got a head of steam going.

  5. flchen
    · May 3rd, 2023 at 11:38 pm · Link

    You’ve so got this, Delilah. HUGS!

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