|A better day
||[Aug. 14th, 2005|11:16 am]
Started off today by getting out of bed at 8:30, emptying and refilling the dishwasher, starting laundry, doing an hour's workout on the NordicTrack, doing some weightlifting, emptying the dishwasher again, and finishing the laundry, everythnig folded and put away except the drip-dry items.
Amazing how much more peaceful and content I feel when I get working out and housework out of the way first thing in the morning. I can't decide, though, whether that means I am a motivated person or simply incapable of relaxing and taking it easy.
I have some serious heavy lifting to do in the garden, can't put that off because it's emptying the fountain, shop-vaccing three years worth of detritus out of the bottom of it, and refilling it. I got started yesterday, but lifting and dumping 9 gallons of slimy water over and over again is only good for so much fun and I abandoned the project halfway through because I was worn out. Now the water is too low to restart the fountain, meaning it's standing water, an attractant to mosquitos. So I have to get out there and finish it today.
I do, however, like days that keep me away from the computer. I'm so addicted to this damned thing, that if there is nothing else going on I will just keep returning to it for distraction. I don't watch much TV, but I do waste hours and hours staring at the computer. Even when I objectively know that there are better things I could be doing. It's a bad habit.