Yesterday, I did something that I don’t do very often and I ditched the to-do list. Sometimes, when the list starts to get longer than an elephant’s trunk and even if I had 72 hours in the day instead of 24 then I’d never get everything finished, the best thing for me to do is to ignore it all.
I may not have ticked much off my planned list …
but I did get to see my friend at the yoga class I’d been planning to cancel. We had lunch afterwards (that’s the best bit!) and chatted about this and that; her new rescue cat, what our girls thought of the new school year, the doughnut birthday stack she was going to make for her son …
I cut an overgrown hedge, got lots of hawthorn bits in my hair and scratched my arms so much that I looked like I’d been trying to rescue Sleeping Beauty from her thorny castle.
I got to see a sunset that otherwise I might have missed.
I took the dog for a late walk and we saw a young hedgehog. I haven’t seen a hedgehog close up for such a long time, and it made me so happy. We left it a piece of sausage (I never leave home without
bribes treats for the dog) just in case it fancied something different on the menu and walked home.
I sat up far too late watching TV with my husband.
And I had the nicest day.