Procrastination! I’ve learned to enjoy the full meaning of procrastination, it even sounds better when it is said slow; pro·cras·ti·na·tion, don’t you think?  I think I hit the nail on the head when I said slow, after all I’m not getting any faster.  I suppose you know by now from the time between my last post that I’ve been away again?  If not, and you didn’t notice, I’ll tell you anyway….I’ve been away.  Yes, I know, we just returned from being gone 4 months on our last road trip, “no, it didn’t seem long enough, I love being on the road.”   Then, we turn around and make another plan to head to  Ottawa, via after we go visit Nova Scotia. Seems every time I return home I make a plan for the next time we take another road trip, and I have been scheming together a plan in my mind just since I woke up this morning.  I think it might be menopause, “well, every trip I’ve made to the doctor in the past 2 years,  I’ve received the same answer that menopause seems to be the answer to everything.”  

Seems as I get older and I dare mention sight, hearing, forgetfulness or being cranky there is always a women close by and she reminds me, “It must be menopause.”  I am getting older! This month on the 30th I’ll be 51.  I so enjoyed turning 50 and was in my joy but if the truth be told I’m not enjoying the next 11 days creeping up to being 51. I’m not sure why, maybe it is because I’ve climbed the hill and after being half way to 100, I can only go down the other side from here on in, I promised myself I’ll walk not run because I don’t want to get there any faster.  

There I go, menopausing again and forgot why I came here in the first place.  Ok, I’ll try and stay on track but it will be hard, as I’m going down hill walking with menopause.  All joking set aside, there is one thing for sure, and that is when you have a garden and you go away for 2 weeks it turns into a jungle.  When I look around everything is so overgrown, the asparagus is all tall and  gone to seed, the small trees on the walkway have long shoots springing in every direction, the Wisteria has taken over and the vegetation around the pond is overwhelming.  

I’m standing on the back deck under the Wisteria, crazy or what?

Oh my, the pond look at how overgrown it is.backyard pond and waterfall

 Yesterday, it was all so overwhelming I couldn’t help but procrastinate because I got tired just looking at it all and decided it was easier to avoid it all and take a day off than it was to get at it and trim it up.  Besides tomorrow’s another day, right?  How do you know you have another day?  Each time I return to Ottawa it is to visit the people I love.  We have parents in Ottawa and my brother and sister-in-law. I’d planned to visit Ron, my true love who has been living in Brockville, long story.  Anyway I got up Saturday morning to the phone ringing and it was his mom calling from British Columbia telling me that Ron had passed away.  I’m more than sad from the news, I didn’t get to say good-bye, wait he was only 51 years old.  

I need to procrastinate just one more day, then I’ll get at it.  Live each day to the fullest, enjoy, and remember to let the ones you love know.    

Cindy  xoxo

 

 

 


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