You have to sit still while you do them. There is always the option of listening to books on tape, and when they are well done, it’s great. But I don’t have a lot of books on tape, and I’ve listened to the ones I do have, even the lousy ones.
I absolutely have to get some house work done, so I’m going to put on the British version of The Office and tear around this house–vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the refrigerator, vacuuming some more, organizing my bills and such. People will say, “Yard work?” It’s going to be 105 degrees today. (That’s 40.5 degrees C.) I’m not going to work outside. I’m going to have to beg my mother to limit her time outside. She could cook herself out there.
I really should be painting the guest room upstairs, but I don’t have the motivation for that. This afternoon I’ll plan my classes for the fall. I’ll work on my plans. Then I’ll get desperate, and I’ll go to Home Depot or Ace Hardware and look at kitchen and bathroom faucets. None of it will be as fun as yesterday when I sat and read sad stories ALL DAY LONG. (But, I have to give my ample back-side a break!) I did exactly two pieces of work yesterday. I made mother lunch, and I made mother dinner. It was amazing. I even took out our old World Book and read about Hawaii in the evening.
To have time to read and write without interruption and without interference is a great blessing. I felt like a woman of wealth and leisure yesterday. But, I also had to sit down most of the day.
Tomorrow I will tell the follow-up story of the mockingbird family. I will include pictures.