Yes, I checked off ‘paint mermaid tails’. Nothing quite so whimsical on today’s list.
I get a lot of satisfaction from crossing something off the list and, naturally, I get more done, but there’s an even better reason for writing down the tasks I want to accomplish in any given day, be they large or small. Making the list helps me to focus on one thing at a time instead of constantly trying to round up all my stray thoughts. That helps me avoid procrastination, too.
Strange weather today–started out sunny, now it’s overcast. Go figure.
I started “Big Sky Country” yesterday. The first chapter usually takes several days, and this one is no exception. It sure feels good to be working on a new book and a new series.
What I’m reading/listening to: The Wilder Life by Wendy McClure, a memoir about the author’s long-time fascination with Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a major fan of that series myself, I’m definitely enjoying this one. Maybe I’ll reread all the Little House books, just for the fun of it. What is their great charm? Simplicity, I think, and the happy, resourceful comraderie of the Ingalls clan–these were people who knew how to look on the bright side and make the best of whatever came their way.
Not a bad way to live.
And that’s the news.