Friday, August 23, 2019

Loose Ends

When I get depressed as I have been (see prior post) I tend to focus on chores and all those bits and pieces of life that I have put off.  I make lists and do stuff and then check each off as it is completed or removed, and I illude delude myself into thinking I am accomplishing so much before mortality intrudes.  I am like some smell driven animal as I explore all the corners of my life that are still buried under months of activity.

I made a few donations that I had been putting off. It gave me the illusion that I might be doing something right in this awfully wrong twisting world. One of my charities sent me an annual report...much better than a stupid calendar! I have a dozen of those 12 months graphics for next year already and I am of the age that I try not to look that far ahead! 

Some of the items on the list are first-world luxuries, such as checking the weather for the Month of October in China...so that I can see if need to make a shopping trip for additions to the wardrobe.  

Others are a bit more tedious such as sorting and working on the four photos for our Master Gardener's Facebook page update, and re-scheduling volunteers for our final month of working with the art camp kids.

I will get the two grand-boys at the end of next week for about 4 days as a surprise change in schedule.  But hubby is already scheduling them for an overnight fishing trip, so not sure if I will squeeze in any passive time with them.

I splurged on two original works of art that I have wanted to have framed for years.  One is something my eldest grandson did while he was in grade school and I stole it from his mother's kitchen wall to frame as a surprise for her, and the other is something my son did when he was around thirteen or fourteen just before we had our tempest-tossed relationship. I will give it as a surprise holiday gift.  They both have a lot of emotion attached and would only be framed by someone who loved them.




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19 comments:

  1. Thoughtful post
    I'm still finding lists from years ago. They make me smile.

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  2. Lists are important to me too. I can’t seem to live without them.

    Your two works of art are great. Such meaningful pieces. The best kind!
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  3. I live by lists. Without them, I will put things off. I have done a lot of that lately.

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  4. They are both wonderful fun. Why not keep them? Thoughtful of you if you don't.

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    1. I am getting old and have too much stuff on walls already. I would like for them to have the memories.

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  5. Every day I write on my planning calendar what I am supposed to do that day. I just spent an hour changing all of my auto pay details on accounts that are paid from a credit card because that credit card was hacked and we had to get a new number. Some days the jobs are more pleasant than that one. But now i can go check that one off!
    I spent bucks on commercial framing of a painting my then 12 year old granddaughter did. It was a gift for me, and she is proud to have it on my wall. I love what you did.

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  6. Hoping your loved ones enjoy the surprise of the framed art. By giving, you are doing good in the world. If anything matters, then everything matters.

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  7. I love your blog and your photo's. You live a rich life. The framed artwork will be wonderful gifts and are a great idea I may steal for myself.

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  8. Dear Tabor...
    Your friend from India Mr. Vishwanath Mn ( of walk in the drizzle blog)... passed away yesterday on 23rd August 2019 owing to kidney cancer. Sorry i had to inform you here for i could not find your email ID.

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  9. Good for you. I tend to retreat and do less under those circumstances.

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  10. Depression is the pits, even if it kicks you into gear to get things done. My depression tends toward digging a hole, hiding in it and getting nothing done at all but I know it is an entirely unpleasant feeling no matter what.
    I have framed children and grandchildren art hanging in my condo -- nice idea to give it framed for the artists.

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  11. I think the end of a season leads to depression and especially for anyone seasonally impacted by darker days. Nice you have your trip for which to look forward.

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  12. I don't know why I have also been fighting the blues. But in any case I love those bits of art and glad you got them framed. :-)

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  13. will only say
    love the two works of art.
    life
    could be better at the edge of my woods.

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  14. wow, I love them both.

    I will occasionally make a list of things that need doing but mostly not. all I need do is look around to see something that needs doing.

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  15. Very sweet idea...framing the pictures. I like the "Picasso" but also especially the forest and hills picture. Andrea

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  16. Sorry to hear that you get depressed. Its not any fun. You seem to have a lot going on in your life too. The pictures the boys did are excellent and will look great when framed.

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  17. I find there's nothing more satisfying than checking off all the items on a list -- done, done, done! -- no matter how insignificant those items are in real life.

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