This time of year I generally get a lot of chores done—clear out the house of excess stuff, do a good house cleaning, clean out the garden and put it to bed before winter, paint rooms that need repainting. The list is always long, and every late fall or early spring I attack it with gusto! You know… I get ’er done!
I always reserve these types of chores for between seasons, because the rest of the year we put off chore-type activities, as wonderful as they are, to play outside. How can you possibly work on house projects when the weather is beckoning you to come out and play? Well, when November rolled around this year, one of the first things I got done was putting my garden to bed, an easy enough task because the weather was gorgeous, and downright warm!
However, due to the unusually warm and sunny fall, I have had some problems getting all my indoor chores completed. Mind you, I am not complaining. It has been a real fall, not a September and early October fall followed by a gray and dismal pre-winter, but a real and extended fall! As great and enjoyable as this has been, it has kept me from by ability to, well…
Get ’er Done!
It is raining today, so I went to the store and bought some primer so I could finish painting my bathroom. I did manage to sand down the peeling paint areas and clean the walls, but until today, I still found myself wandering outside to do chores, instead of tending to the inside ones that are begging for attention.
How does one get past this dilemma? I have chores that must be done at certain times, like gathering bows for my window boxes and making wreaths for my windows. I repeat, it is raining today, and I am choosing to paint the bathroom!! So, wish me the best! I will take pictures of the finished product and I will GET ’ER DONE! I will do the wreaths over the next couple of days. I promise.
When you live out here in Underhill, where there are always fun things to do outside, you have to remember to plan for those “chore days.” We drive to work, but come home to play. Happy Holidays folks, and find sometime to have some fun outside, as there are always those rainy days for chores!
Here are some fun holiday community events to check out:
December 10, 7-9 p.m.
SWEET NOTES: Community dessert and open mic in Jericho, at the Community Center on Brown’s Trace Road, just outside the village green. Desserts are available starting at 7 p.m., Open mic is 7:30-9 p.m. Songs, musicians, story-telling, poetry… anything goes! Some walk-in slots; to reserve a 10 minute slot, call 879-4606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dont forget to check out our local ski areas. Many of them have a few trails open.