Lion tamer, Clyde Beatty was the first person to bring a chair into the circus ring to tame lions and other large cats. A whip is just for show but a chair has a real purpose. the lion gets confused when confronted by the four legs of the chair all at once and rather than attack, it sits and waits. Likewise, when you have too many tasks in front of you confusion will set in and you won’t accomplish much of anything.
Spring is such an incredibly busy time of year for me. Not only do I attempt spring cleaning indoors but the gardens need to be cleaned up too. A bit of early planting wouldn’t hurt either. On top of that, I do taxes for everyone in this family and am grateful that is finally out of the way.
Mother Nature has discouraged me from doing much outside work so far, but I did manage to haul some rocks from a neighbour’s house to my rock river last week. I do need a few more though. This week promises better weather. I have a lot of dead stuff to cut down yet, as I left some of it over winter for the birds. It will be harder to rake the leaves out of the flower beds as it’s been left so late this year and all my millions of bulb are growing well, and many are even flowering.
Spring cleaning got off to a good start but has now stalled as I got busy doing other things. Oh, and once again I’m adding fuel to my fire by doing various art projects. I’ve just finished a five-day course on drawing facial features and started another face drawing course this week with a different teacher. I’m also trying to at least watch the videos for a Sketchbook Revival course, and wishing I could find the time to do at least some of the class work along with the others involved. The card making course I started before Christmas still has not been completed as I keep getting involved in card exchanges with other students throughout the world. I’m just finishing one of those now. So much to do, so little time, and it’s easy to get confused as to where to turn next.
Many people don’t have trouble focusing on a task once they get started but they do have trouble deciding on what to do. We all have to learn to get the chair out of the way and choose a task. Today I chose to finally post to this blog. Next, I will do my month end accounting for my business, and then I will get out to mail the latest batch of cards and do some garden work while I’m out there. At noon I’ll watch a live presentation on attacking how to draw a face while I have my lunch. After doing some housework, or perhaps more gardening, I’ll do my homework for that course. Supper is already made thank goodness. I’m sure I’ll get distracted along the way, but I have a course of action and am bound to succeed at accomplishing some of it today. I can already check the blog post off the list, eh.
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