The past week I learned to ‘go easy’ when digging a hole in the ground. I realized that I tend to go at digging a hole as if time is about to run out, and I must get it dug before either a buzzer or my energy runs out. No wonder I had difficulty walking afterward. I am now training myself to take my time, not use every muscle head to toe, let the shovel do the work, and to know that small shovelfuls are perfectly acceptable. I planted two gardenia bushes and transplanted a number of bulbs, and actually walked away.
I learned that I really like Freeze IT hairspray. I think that’s the name. The label is unclear, whoever designed it needs to get another job. But it comes in a gold spray can at Walmart, inexpensive, and works great!
I learned I can make delicious chicken pot pie gluten-free.
I learned that I am texting-impaired. Or irresponsible. I sent a lengthy text intended for my son, instead to a friend a 1000 miles aways. This is not the first time.
I learned that sometimes the very traits that make you a good writer are things the world does not appreciate at all. One must live with this, and pay no attention to what the world requires.
I learned that the way anything is done– an house cleaned, a Bible passage understood, a book written– is the same way one digs a hole, a little bit at a time, and gently is best. Also using a sharp shovel.
What did you learn the past week?