Well that was another busy, yet unproductive, day. And when I say unproductive, I mean in a creative way. I took Selina (the stray kitten) to the vet for a checkup. Thankfully she’s much better, she’s even put on weight. We gave her an antibiotic for the respiratory thing she has and I need to keep an eye on her as sometimes the vaccine can have an adverse effect apparently. In a month, all going well, we can spay her. Then that’s no longer a worry. I got flea stuff for her and Eric while I was there. He’s old enough for spot-on stuff now.
Next the supermarket. Which meant two supermarkets as the first didn’t have everything on my list. And of courseI forgot to put a few things on my list so I have to go back tomorrow. sigh.
Spent time hunting down the right kind of paint for a project. Couldn’t find exactly what I wanted but think I found something that will work. We are so lucky on Paros where shops are officially closed but you can at least go to the door and chat to the people inside about what you might use. Athens is in full lockdown. Nothing is open.
Spent time talking with friends and cousins (great) and the solicitor (good) and the tenant (horrible). That last was enough to ruin my day completely.
By the time I was through with all that I was pretty much not in the mood to do any work. Fixing up Eric’s playhouse is the extent of work I did.
I always beat myself up about being non productive when I dont do something creative. I mean, its not like I have a deadline or a paying job right? Its because I expect more of myself. I have lists, both written and mental, of the things I’d like to accomplish today/tomorrow/this week/this lifetime and I get disappointed with myself when I don’t stick to them. Currently I have 4 dog figures and one fish more than halfway done. I have another 3 things I need to photograph. I have the dresser makeover I want to get on with (had a brainwave on that one last night when I couldn’t sleep) and 7 pieces of furniture to paint for my cousins. I also think I found a way to create an easy photobooth for taking photos, but in order to set it up I have to go through my suitcases of fabric..
This is the story of my life. So much to do, so little time … and I’m easily distracted by people and rusty things.
As I say, I do better with a deadline cause then I have to get something done and I will work till its delivered on time. Many a late night has been spent in the past working on things that needed delivering now. These vague ‘whenever you get to it’ deadlines or ‘by Easter’ don’t work well for me.
As for giving up sugar, I had a couple of slip ups. One of my aunts gave me melomakarona, and hers are the best in the world. How could I not eat some of them? I still have 4… ugh. I can’t bring myself to throw them out. Then, while throwing out sweets I had in the house, I ate something else I found. Mind you, it was a pie and I had to bake it in order to eat it… so minus points scored there. At least I threw out half of it…
So back to it tomorrow. At least my mindset is ok: I go into the supermarket or a cafe and, even if i look at the sweets, I don’t find myself wanting them. Point scored for that.