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Coyote Musings
Coyote handsome
his coat the same brown
as the dust from which he rises

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What is the sound of one hand slapping Schroedinger's cat?

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The Quantum Duck goes "quark, quark."

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Missing Left Sock Beast [userpic]
Holidailies day (oops) Ten: Life

Yes, this post was originally supposed to be about "Joy." But it's not.

So yesterday I was curled up warm and snug in my bed at about 11 p.m., and suddenly realized that I hadn't made a holidailies post.

Oops.

But as the wise man said, "Life is what happens when you're making other plans."

I don't make a lot of plans, I really don't. For one thing, I'm not very good with the follow-through that is so critical to a plan's success. I do have plans of a sort for today, although they're somewhat nebulous: Get up (check), shower (check), eat breakfast (check), make this post (in progress), make some cleaning product (out of baking soda, Doc Bronner's, and white vinegar), at some point today clean my bathrooms while I'm on the phone with my mother. Those are the only concrete things I have on my mind for today, though I'm also thinking I might do some baking and maybe fix up some Red Beans for Rice from scratch, since I did go ahead and buy some ham hocks and probably ought to use at least one of them for their intended purpose before New Year's.

At the moment, I am comfortable if a little chilly on my couch, and my fingers smell of the clementine tangerine that was part of my breakfast. Oh yes - and I need to finish the laundry that I started yesterday (I am reminded of this because the buzzer just went off on the drier).

There are other things around the house that need doing: the floors need to be swept and mopped, the stairs need vacuuming, the kitchen could stand a bit of tidying. I could consider doing some fiction writing today. But if I add them to my list, then they definitely won't happen, and the words "should" and "have to" have a lot to do with that. I don't respond well to a sentence that includes either of those sets of words, perhaps particularly when they come from me.

Really, that's nothing unusual, though. I think many if not most of us respond poorly to "should", "ought", or "have to." And there's nothing wrong with that.

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I "should" be folding laundry. Instead, I'm dorking around online. I do need to do the laundry, though.
I'm always amazed that we aren't naked, when I have this much laundry to do. Apparently? We own way too many clothes.

Sounds like my Sunday mornings; household chores. Though I haven't vacuumed or cleaned the tubs, so you beat me there. ... Odd, I just bought some red beans, too, thinking I might cook with them. But I'll use andouille (sp?) sausage, I think, when I finally get around to it. Red beans and rice is a traditional Monday meal because laundry was done on Mondays, so it was convenient to let everything cook for hours, ignored. I guess for those of us who do laundry on Sundays, it makes sense to make it a Sunday meal....

RB&R from scratch is a new thing for me; it's an experiment. I bought a lot of groceries at the beginning of the month so I didn't have to go shopping again before Christmas, so naturally today I discovered I was out of milk and menstrual supplies.