This morning was quite chilly – 41º in mid-May is cooler than normal.
As I walked out onto my back deck before daylight, as with so many other mornings, I wonder what the day holds. I’m glad I do not know. I’m glad each minute of each day is a new adventure. So many days we awaken and face our day with little anticipation .. not much changes from day to day for some of us. Some times a simple phone call can change our day . . or even our life. Sometimes, a new quilt design pops into my head and all other plans for the day are gone . . all I want to do is sew. This is the time of year normally I would be out bright and early working in the garden. Not long ago, the chickens would have been glad to see me shortly after daylight. Today, there’s no garden and there are no chickens. Vince is in Texas so there’s no breakfast to fix. No lunch to prepare. Maybe not even dinner will be cooked tonight. Chad is still sleeping downstairs. It will be hours before he wants to see me! 🙂 I will not go downstairs and sew til later in the morning, giving him a chance to sleep a bit. I will not run the vacuum cleaner early. This leaves me wondering what the heck I am going to do so early in the morning!
Everything changes but so much remains the same. I will eventually go downstairs and sew. I may do a load of laundry. I might even bake a blueberry cake. My plans for the day hopefully do not include leaving the house. Same thing yesterday.
Before long, dusk will replace the daylight and this day will be history . . never to be had again. We will have the memories and accomplishments of the day but the actual hours and minutes of the day are gone . . as quickly as they come . . they go. We all have the same 24 hours in our day. Some will leave home and go to a job that keeps you way from home for too many hours during the day. Some will spend their day with their small children or elderly parents. Some will spend the day wishing life were different but never taking the steps to make that difference happen. Some will be grumpy and some will be happy. Some will sit, with big plans for the day, but never get started . . at the end of the day, maybe or maybe not realize the opportunity of today is gone . . forever!
What will you accomplish today?