A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
This morning, standing in front of the yet-to-be-built kitchen backplash area, I made this to-do list:
- outline the final chapter for my novel
- finish designing a new writing workshop I'll be giving in January
- catch up on laundry
- clear out dead plants from the garden
- wrap Christmas gifts
- buy Christmas gifts
In addition, I'll be on call as assistant construction monkey while my husband builds our new kitchen backsplash today.
What I've done so far:
- outline my chapter
- one load of laundry
- breakfast with my husband
- chat on the phone
- stand in my garden and daydream about the spring planting