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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Learning From Your Parents
Yesterday I felt like I flew through housework and chores nonstop. That's how my poor mom used to live her life. She would frantically clean the house all day, for about six hours per day. In between, she was making dinner, packing lunches, folding laundry, and taking a few short breaks.
The older I get, the more I appreciate how beautifully she kept our home. It took constant work and effort, and she put that time in every day. I wonder if she would have been happier if she had spent more time in nature, like I do. She did enjoy sunbathing on our patio, and listening to the birds. She would usually read a romance novel and have a glass of wine, or two, or three...
This morning Lula and I hiked together and admired the Fall colors. The birds are hard to spot; they seem to hide in the trees, and act very afraid. Those near my cottage are always out in the open, and frequent the bird feeders and bird baths. I guess there are more birds of prey out in the wilderness. it's a whole different vibration. We stopped and had lunch by a stream. I packed some dog biscuits for Lula. I munched on some beef jerky, a couple of small white nectarines, and a few sugar cookies. Food tastes so delicious when you're out in the mountain air.
Yesterday I took care of some paperwork that needed to be finished, and I feel much better today. I wrote my dad's obituary, printed out my flight information and hotel reservations for an upcoming trip, and paid my utilities and property taxes. My parents were always very organized. They planned ahead, and stuck to a daily schedule. It really does reduce stress to have the bills paid, the meals cooked, and your plans firm. What did you learn from your parents?
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