I had to get up early today, because someone rang the door bell at 8:15 and, thanks to N.P.R and their interview with the police people yesterday, I just knew it was burglars checking to see if anyone was home before they broke in.
So I quickly got out of bed and into the shower, because you have to be clean to deal with burglars. It was too late to tidy the house, so I had to let that one go.
Well, turns out it was the lawn spraying guy, who obviously couldn’t sleep this morning and decided to do his rounds early, but now I’m up and raring to go.
In fact, I’ve already been in the studio and have just come in for lunch so I’m in good shape.
I can’t help being a late riser. I have to do a lot of pondering in bed in the morning and it takes up time.
I check the news on-line to see if I’ve missed anything while I’ve been asleep. I browse the web for inspiration. I write my blog, even if I have nothing to write about, because I’m very generous that way.
Then I get up and ponder some more.
Important things like.
What shall I make today. Will I ever clean the house again. Can I throw away those magazines I have dated back to the late nineties. Why am I a magazine hoarder anyway. Why do my houseplants die. Is Willow going deaf. Is going deaf better than going blind.
And so on.
Sometimes it’s early afternoon before I can cope with doing anything.
It’s all so overwhelming.
But, not today. Today I’ve listened to Diane Rehm interviewing Jane Fonda instead about being a teenager, sex ‘n all. And I don’t have to worry about that anymore as my kids have moved beyond the teenage years.
Now, if it was a book on young adults finding their way into the real world of work and independence, then I would have to worry.
But, thankfully, not today.
I will leave you with my bunch of flowers, which I had to buy myself (hear that P?), to cheer you up if you have teenagers that still keep you worrying about sex ‘n all.
(Love them because they will leave soon.)
And a new necklace I made.
Which I don’t really like.
Off back to the studio.