Ornery is on a trip this week. He left Sunday morning and won't be back until next Saturday. I had the option to go on the driving trip to visit his mom's relatives with him, his mom and sister, but even though I will miss him sorely, I decided I had plenty to do here and would enjoy the break in routine.
Yesterday afternoon I sat down and made a monster list and a detailed schedule so I could accomplish all the tasks I wanted to accomplish in his absence. My life is not such that I couldn't do the tasks if he was here; it's not like he is demanding or anything, but somehow we end up talking or doing something together and I get distracted.
My list and schedule give me a room each day to clean, and certain foods to cook for the freezer plus a few other tasks that keep getting shuffled to the back burner. There is time each day for 3 hours of writing on my memoirs, and time in the afternoon for a nice little reward of writing letters. April 1st is the beginning of National Letter Writing Month, and I have committed to sending 30 letters in 30 days. The weather is pretty nice this week, so I am also planning to spend some time in the yard.
At some point I will go back over all my Blogging A to Z posts and make sure they are all ready to go. Otherwise, I am pretty focused on my tasks. If I get everything done by the end of the week, I plan to get my gelli-plate out and have a paint day. I like rewards...