One of the things that is helping bungee down my sanity is the appearance of the Short List. This is limited to four (maybe five) chores that I very much want to get done during my weekend. My Short List is printed on my dry erase board (thank you, Sylvie) where I cannot miss seeing it. I also still have my Chapter List, but that is now so daunting that I tend to put it at the bottom of various stacks. Right now, I believe, it is residing under two stacked boxes of canning jars on my dining room table.
On my Short List this past weekend:
Finish Painting the Shed
Not bad. I had all my painting gear ready on Sunday, but got waylaid by a phone call from a neighbor who's early apples were falling and did I want them for the sheep? You betcha! So I zoomed over with two 5 gallon buckets and filled them. And filled a bag for me. I am not sure what kind of apple tree it is - the apples are smallish, pale yellow, with a sweet-tart taste. She also gave me half a loaf of GF bread, a spaghetti squash and a zucchini.
I came home and smooshed some apples for the sheep - the llama will trample anything in her path to get her apples. It's the only time I've ever seen her spit - usually on Norman, who is always in the way.
Saturday was spent cooking - crustless cranberry pie (GF version), fruit tart, flat beans and bacon, cucumber/tomato/sweet onion salad. I picked up peaches from DS Melanie, stopped for sweet corn, stopped and picked up a beef tenderloin, and joined up with the family to celebrate my DS Connie's birthday with a grilling session. Got to see my nephew and his truly adorable girlfriend, parents, sister and BIL. Only one missing was my DS Baby Legend (inside joke), who was rockin' in Boston.