Friday, March 28, 2008

the week in review

i hear birdsong from my writing room windows this morning, despite the gloomy weather. Not simply the experimental cheeps and trills of mornings past, these are complex sound-signals in a language i can't help but try to imitate when i walk the puppies. buddy always looks at me strangely when i do. for awhile i thought maybe he was impressed i speak bird, albeit badly, but then it occured to me that maybe he understands what they're saying and i don't.

i gathered up my lists this morning from the week. i was pleased to see how much i was able to get done. i've been able to develop routines within the overall structure, routines like throwing in the first load of laundry for the day after i take libby up the hill, and before i do my morning minutes on the treadmill.

it's important for me to have these structured pieces, propping up the hours of my day. without them, the minutes merge and blur and 8 AM becomes 4 PM in a blink. and as creative and satisfying and soothing as that OtherPlace may be, there is a hazy nether-space, that's not quite one, and not the other, a very easy place to become trapped. as deeply as i immerse myself, so fully must i disengage.

the best way for me to do that, apparently, is via list, spreadsheet and treadmill.

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.


Stacie said...

I often get lost in that hazy nether-space. Levi and I have been following our new list the past couple of days, and it seems to be helping both of us, greatly.

Lynn said...

Hi annie,
thanks for visiting my blog.Just popped in to get to know you,wow a witch that's so interesting.I will pop in again soon.

I live by lists and have for a long time, I am a creature who loves routine,Milly is a creature of different habits and is as spontaneuos as they come, we are working at finding a balance!!!!