Friday, August 9, 2013
Taming the Wild Part Two by Alison Hart
Chores are never-ending in the summer. I don't have to mention it to anyone who has animals and gardens. I can't imagine I am the only one who feels as if chores are as out-of-control as a rearing horse. Would I have as much to do if I lived in an apartment? Would I still make as long a 'to-do' list if I had a quarter acre and one cat? No. And obviously for some dysfunctional reason, I prefer this 'out-of'control' environment or I wouldn't live where I do. But chores seem to especially 'rear' their ugly heads when I know I am leaving for a week even though we are taking the dogs with us and the girl we have caring for everything else is competent. So quit worrying, right?
Deadlines are also on my mind since I have a book due. Yes, the beach equals writing time. I am taking my laptop and notes and getting away from antiques and booths, which are so distracting, so I can get down to business. I won't say this is a working vacation because I love to write so it's not work, but here at home the animals, treasure hunting and gardens call to me louder.
In the meantime, I hope all your summer plans to tame your own wild have been more successful than mine!