Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Back to Basics and Adding Some Fluff

Today was a day to regroup...to get back to the basics of living. The past few months have been so full of Christmas preparation that the basics have gone by the wayside. I have spent a good part of the day catching up on laundry and cleaning. I have spent this "alone time" pondering the year to come....not making resolutions, but thinking about goals.

The next few days I will map out a plan to accomplish those goals.If you are anything like me, you have lots of intentions....and not enough follow-through. I have decided that I need to try to improve my time management. I have thought about dividing my day into segments....or separate periods of time for specific tasks. What these past few months of living full time on the farm have taught me is this: if I don't set aside time to do the creative things, the necessities of life fill my day leaving me no creative outlet. So......each day I will make a list of the basics and assign them a block of time. I will also allocate a block of time to the "fluff".

Along with the basics of housekeeping, I made a batch of probiotic yogurt
and baked a loaf of honey wheat bread today.
As for "Fluff".....well, I took a little time this afternoon to play with paper and glitter. Here is the beginning of something....not sure what it will end up as, though.

7 comments:

Autumn said...

She's lovely!!!!
I've been wondering how to manage my time as well. It's gonna take some doing but I'm working on it. Who knew I'd have so much trouble with less kids to manage and the same number of hours to be productive????
Crazy!!!

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Beverly....thanks for popping over for a visit and Happy New Year to you and your family! Janet

Carol............. said...

I feel simply lazy compared to you LOL...you always seem to do so much!

Happy New Year!

Anke said...

I think it's a woman's disease, we all do what needs to be done and taken care of first. Then and only then do we allow ourselves time to play. It's definitely a good idea to set creative time aside. I might have to follow your lead on this one...

Julie said...

I would love to have more "play" time but everything just seems to pile up. Anyway, how do you make your yogurt? I would love the recipe. Happy New Year!

Beverly said...

Julie....I cheat a bit and have a yogurt maker. Making yogurt is simple.....all you need is milk and bacteria. The bacteria comes in a packet called yogurt starter. You can buy it at any local health food store....or order on line. You simply bring a quart of milk to almost the boiling point, let it cool to warm and mix in the starter. The yogurt "grows" if kept at a constant warm temperature for several hours....which the yogurt maker does for you. Voila.....homemade yogurt!! Easy squeezy!

Julie said...

Thanks Bev for the recipe. Maybe I'll try it someday.

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