Saturday, August 27, 2016

Maintenance Day

It's been a week of maintenance for home, body, and soul. Life is a cycle of peaks and troughs. Last week felt a little trough'ish to me. Is that a word?  I've live long enough to know that if you never felt down, you wouldn't appreciate the times when you were up.

Usually, when I feel this way I get down to the basics and do things that require little brainpower. That's why I replace steps on the porch and repaired torn screens. 

In the scheme of things, everything is important. Some things seem more important than other things because they carry a sense of urgency, but everything is important. 

Taking care of some of the things on my list that were not urgent felt good. 

Today was a low-key day. I finished up some of the trim work around the screen, while Jilda picked a few of the late tomatoes and peppers. The brutal heat killed all the hybrid plants, but the heirloom survived. I wasn't surprised. 

Over at the edge of the garden, the Old Maids were still putting on a show. I needed a picture tonight so I snapped one.


11 comments:

  1. Love the colours around you.
    Yes, lots of things are important, and some of them are urgent as well.

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  2. Love the surreal quality of your photograph.

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  3. The photo looks more like a painting then a photo...that's a compliment...I think.

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  4. Everything is important....
    And, it sounds like you have the correct aspect on dealing with the trough days.
    Sending hugs and continued prayers for Jilda.
    J.

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  5. Taking one day at a time!

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  6. Glad you snapped that photo. Brave and encouraging colors!

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  7. Small task can be important yet stressless and relaxing to accomplish.
    Lisa

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  8. WOW, to the picture. And also would like to say you re the first person who expressed how I have felt at times. I used to joke how I loved roofing a house for that same reason. The monotonous WORK but took less brain power, it actually seemed to be able to lift my spirits. Thanks dude!.

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  9. It is reminiscent of a Monet painting!!

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  10. The Old Maids look lovely in all their finery.

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  11. Maintenance is so important for all things if we do not want said things to fall apart

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