When my mother retired in her sixties, she removed “learn to speak french” off of her to-do list. She wanted to add “learn to use a computer” and something had to go. The list after all can only be so long or it becomes unmanageable. To this day, at ninety-three she has her tablet with her at all times to check her emails, get her BBC updates or research a new prescription.
I, on the other hand can’t seem to shrink my to-do list… Not yet sixty I feel there is always hope for everything currently on the list and there seems to be endless additions. I am so easily distracted from scheduled tasks….
Yesterday, after quilting as I headed to the garden I could hear the baby flicker in the nest above the driveway. She was calling to her Mom and seemed impatient for her lunch. I sat on the mossy rock beneath the pillar and tried to get a picture. After Mom fed her, a second head peaked out the two babes had a little cuddle.
Easily distracted my to-do list has no chance of reducing, by accomplishment. The only chance to reduce the list is to follow my Moms example and take a few items off which have become extremely unlikely. Sure I could take “learn to speak French” off to make some room but I am not ready to throw in the towel… So I am going to remove “beat Stephi Graf in singles” ……. I am thinking my days of perhaps winning Wimbledon are
probably behind me