Back on schedule Back on schedule

Although I seem to be doing better than ever this year I find myself singing a bit of the same song of many of my friends. That time is flying, busyness seems, well, busy.

For the first time in years my holiday prep was completed a few days ago. No stress wondering what what I was going to give. But my days have been full. How about you?

I didn’t think that applied to me but when I hear just about everyone I know say the same thing, I have to wonder how wide spread it is.

Is it age related? Could be because of course many of my peeps are of a certain age.

I love many things about winter. (and every other season). But I especially love ice on trees. This was taken off my balcony the other day.

It thrills me. Trees are beautiful to me. Naked and in full leaf.

This tree is the last one left this close to the building. In summer it shades my balcony. I am on the third floor and it is like a friend.

My counterpart here, JB, mentioned her list for the day when we Facetimed, and I realized it had been a couple of months since I made a list. Funny thing, that. For decades I have made lists.

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Now that I think about it – it makes me feel in control. Even if I never complete the list. And it inspires me to take action.

The procedure is that I make my list before I go to bed. In the morning I review said list, and organize how I shall do it.

A great sense of satisfaction when it is done!

So I am off here at North of 43 to make a list. Yippee!

I do hope all is well with you. I have yet to catch up on your posts and JB’s posts and now that I have a list it will be accomplished!!

Chris G Friday December 16th ’22


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

21 thoughts on “Back on schedule Back on schedule”

  1. I make lots of lists but rarely look at them. They’re just there to help me organise my thoughts. However when I do come across one I take great pleasure on crossing out what I have actually managed to do! Sometimes it’s a few weeks later!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas

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  2. I make lists for work every single day. I love crossing things off, a minor feeling of accomplishment. But I do look forward to not making lists some day, when I retire. And Christmas sure snuck up on me though I was eagerly awaiting it!

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  3. Aw, so inspiring. Congratulations on being all prepared and ready to check off items on your list. I think list-making takes the worry of keeping track of those items in our head off of our head so we can focus on getting the items done.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that you get to see some more glistening snow on that tree!

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