Summer Day

Lazy was a 4 letter word, according to my Grandmother..one of the worst. When I was taught how to do something, my Mother would say, “do it right or not at all…do it again.” When I’d finally get it right she’d say,”now do it faster.”

Those lessons have a way of sticking with me. I don’t want to be a slacker but on the other hand, there are some days when getting lots of  things done quickly and efficiently just doesn’t happen.

Yesterday, I was picking currants and the frogs were making a racket.  I ended up visiting with them for a long time. I started weeding but there were so many bumblebees I couldn’t resist trying to take beautiful pictures of them like the ones I see on Derrick J. Knight’s blog. (his photos are fabulous, I’ll spare you mine). Then I had the urge to try to pet the bumblebees.. I read on Mary Tang’s blog that people actually do that.   The bees kept buzzing away from me but I’ll try again another time.

Back in the house, I started cleaning but got distracted looking around my house thinking about redecorating and changes I want to make. That led to a rummage through my material.

Time got away from me so for dinner, I just made a salad. Kale, greens raw peas and pods from the garden with tomato, chopped onions and feta cheese. I thinned out plain yogurt with pickle juice and added some minced garlic which made a surprisingly good salad dressing.

After dinner, I had some laughs with my cousins and read for a while.

Definitely not a productive day but a good one, nonetheless.

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51 thoughts on “Summer Day

  1. They missed out on the wonders of being “lazy,” otherwise known as appreciating the world around you simply as it is. Doing it right was as they defined right, which might not be right for you. Good for you for reveling in the moment. Just think, you might have missed out on that lovely salad if you’d done everything “right.” 🙂

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    • Thanks, Judy! You are right. Still, when I don’t get things done, I feel like I wasted a day. I need to figure things out a little more because this ‘productivity scale’ is becoming exhausting. Glad I didn’t miss that salad, lol.

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      • You accomplished a lot! You cared for and enjoyed your garden. You attempted to pet a bumblebee, which I find nuts but to each her own. Worked some things out in your head, and I can’t think of much of anything more important than that. Change the definition of productivity. Yeah, I need to learn to do that too. 🙂

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  2. Sounds like a perfect day Cynthia, and your photos are brilliant. Sometimes the best ideas come to you when you are relaxed like this 🙂 so very worthwhile.

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    • Good point! I was trying to imagine yesterday “my ideal life” , what it would look and feel like and changes that I could make to reflect my current situation in a positive manner. Definitely dreamy

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  3. Your ‘lessons’ reminded me of my grandma who used to say ‘one day’s work will be viewed for a thousand days’ when she made me undo my embroidery for the x number of times until I threw the work away and never embroidered again! 🙂 I only have days like you just described now. Doing as I please and being perfectly content. Living in a kind of chaos (not for everyone, I know). I’m glad to hear that someone else’s had the pleasure of stroking a bumblebee.

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  4. Doesn’t the song say it: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” Your day was great enough to write about and to have us enjoy it with you. Thanks. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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