Yesterday afternoon, the tree branches were bouncing in the breeze, making that soothing rustling sound that makes me want to stretch out on the grass and roll around in the sound. It was tempting. I had lots to do, and for once, I didn’t feel like doing it. This has been a really busy summer.
But you know how many goats, chickens, cows, and dogs would be on top of me if I sat down on the grass?
Checking off rolling in the grass, I tried to make a list of things I’d do with my summer if I had nothing else to do. Or at least not so much to do. Like, if I had free time. Not that I want free time. I like to be busy.
But sometimes I wish I had free time. Even though I don’t want it.
I’m so conflicted.
So here’s my list:
1. Take a photography course online so that maybe someday I might know what I’m doing.
2. Try out some more creative, gourmet canning recipes. I’m always just rushing to keep whatever from spoiling, so I mostly can the basics.
3. Watch a movie. Or three. That sounds so decadent.
4. Read more books. You know what Morgan’s been reading this summer? Here’s a sampling:
Trouble with Mr. Darcy
Loving Mr. Darcy
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One
I know this because we share the same account so I see everything she downloads. She has a fixation with Pride and Prejudice. And she has nothing to do.
5. Do something about that 5-gallon bucket of new potatoes downstairs before they rot.
P.S. What would you do if you didn’t have so much to do? I need to add to my list. Like, for when I have some free time. And it can’t be expensive fantasy stuff like renting a villa in Tuscany for the summer. That’s cheating. I want to hear real people stuff!