But mostly, being kind to my future self means keeping on top of small, everyday tasks that don't take long to accomplish, like washing the dishes each evening. Whenever I don't feel like doing whatever it is, I remind myself that my future self will really appreciate that my current self accomplished that task.
Try it. How can you be kind to your future self today?
*********Speaking of toilets, long time readers will be happy to know that we have replaced that toilet, and the new one works phenomenally. The problem is, now we have a toilet in our garage, and Hubby is determined to use it for...something. Maybe even more than one something. He's talking about using toilet parts in our chicken coop. Oh yes. He's going to turn the tank into a waterer, and he's going to use the seat for the chicken (pop) door.
*********Speaking of chicken coops, Hubby has fallen down the rabbit hole known as chicken coop design.
|This is my favorite--the Wichita Cabin Coop|
I failed to realize just how much Hubby would enjoy the planning and building process. It was so considerate of me to provide him with this task that will enable him to do some of the things he is good at and enjoys, and it's so considerate of him to put his unique talents to work making something that will make me happy. Thank you, Hubby.
*********Speaking of growing our own food, I think I'm going to pull the taps this weekend. We did get a little more sap yesterday, probably about a gallon, and we're expecting temps to go slightly below freezing again today and tomorrow, but then looking at the forecast, I think we're done. There are buds on the trees, and with all this warmth, it's only a matter of time before they pop open and the sap stays where it is. I love the whole syrup-making process, so I am a little sad to see it end, but I am satisfied with our yield, and I know that it will be used.
*********And...I think that's all for now.
* You may wonder why I choose to put the seat up or the lid down instead of insisting that my children put the seat up, then down. Believe me, my friends, I have tried. And I have decided that it will make me much happier to release that expectation than it will to continue to try to uphold it. And yes, I do occasionally apologize under my breath to my future daughters in law. I promise I will strongly encourage those boys to install urinals in their future homes.