Thursday, June 12, 2014

Slow Speed

I have been spending a good portion of every day trying to catch up ... especially in the housekeeping department.  It feels good to accomplish some things that I have had to put off ... even though they are mundane chores (like washing down the bathroom walls ... how boring is that!) ... it is empowering to cross things off the list and see progress.
There is so much to do ... yep, the chore list is very long ... overwhelming is an understatement!  Then it hit me ... I don't have a timeline ... there is no need to hurry ... it all doesn't have to get done at once!  I changed my approach and tackle just a few tasks every day!  One step at a time ... eventually it will all get done!
Meanwhile ... there are dillydally marathons in my near future.  ;-)  I have prepared by downloading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy audiobooks!  I have not read them since adolescence and am looking forward to reliving the magic while my hands are busy!
I've also organized my summer reading program!  Gladys Taber was an unknown author to me until a blogger I follow wrote a post about how she enjoyed her books.  They are all out of print ... my local public library didn't have them either ... but was able to locate them through an instate library loan program.  I finished my first one two weeks ago ... fell in love ... and immediately requested three more!  Am so grateful for a wonderful public library!
I have been squeaking in some knitting ...
... yep, it is June ...
... and yep ... I am making mittens!  Believe me ... there is a method to my madness!  More on that soon.
The weather has been mostly cooperative ... so Kysa and I have been able to take a stroll nearly every day!
Yep ... progress on the housekeeping list can be accomplished at a slow pace ... I'm ok with that!

Do what you love.  Slow down.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. I was so excited to see that you found some Gladys Taber books and pleased to know that you like her writing. She has a charming way of describing her life in the country. I believe that Gladys Taber would have loved blogging if she was around today.

    1. I am really enjoying her books ... am so happy you blogged about her! When Mr. DD asked about them ... I told him it was like reading a blog! Thank you so much for sharing her with me!