I always have too much energy. It’s a blessing but yet it’s a curse. I cannot sit still. I cannot watch a TV show without having something to keep my hands occupied. Sitting through a movie at the theater . . cannot do it. I told Addie I’ll do most anything she wants me to do but please don’t ask me to go to the movie.
If Vince says “Let’s go here” or “Let’s do this”. OK . . let’s do it NOW. I can’t sit and wait. When we go to MO, if we’re going together, we get up, he takes a shower, he drinks coffee, eats a bowl of cereal, drinks more coffee, takes Rita out. Two hours after we get up, we’re on the road. If I’m going by myself, I wake up, often way before daylight, jump out of bed, brush my teeth, comb my hair, pull on some clothes and I’m out of the house and on the road in about 10 minutes.
Even though I still feel like I have too much energy, as I get older I find that I run out of steam way earlier than I used to. I have to remind myself that I’ll soon be 66 years old and I’m not 30 or 40 or even 50.
This morning I got up, fixed omelettes, cleaned the kitchen. I needed to go out and do some things in the garden but I remembered that I’d probably run out of energy and then we’d be having potato chips and dill pickles for dinner so I went ahead and made the Iowa Chowder for dinner. The recipe makes a lot and I always have to add milk because the soup gets thick. Instead of having leftovers that we have to eat for days, I took some out of before adding the milk so it’s kinda like condensed Iowa Chowder. I also had tomato soup in the fridge so I put some of that in containers to freeze.
Vince had wanted cucumber sandwiches and that’s what we were having with our soup so I stirred that up.
I went ahead and got the bread rising so all I had to do was stick it in the oven when I came in from working outside.
I spent several hours in the garden. The bread has to bake for 50 minutes so I stuck it in the oven, set the alarm and took a nap!
Learning to get things done before I run out of energy is new for me and I’m trying to change the way I do things so I don’t run out of steam way before things are done that have to be done – like dinner and laundry!