After writng my Post about Procrastination yesterday and reading the information I linked to I decided that maybe I had better make an effort to do things rather than stuff around avoiding them.
First job was to get Nicky's belongings tidied up in one corner of my sewing room. I got that done and now have room to move if I decide I need to do some sewing.
Next I tackled the weeds in the vegie garden seeing as it wasn't quite as hot as usual. I pulled all the Beetroot out first then set about finding the rest of the vegetable plants under the weeds. I got most of it weeded before it got too hot and sticky.
I washed the Beetroot and put it all in the huge pot I got from Mum when she had a clean out a while ago. It boiled away merrily for an hour or so because the beetroot was quite large.
I ended up with 14 jars of Beetroot by the end of the day.
Absolutely gorgeous colour.
I had a go at making some bread in my mixer as well, while the beetroot was cooking. It wasn't a bad effort but there are one or two things that could be improved so will try a different recipe next time.
One of Ben's friends brought me a bowl of stewed apricots yesterday afternoon so there will possibly be a pie for dessert tonight. I am sending him out some of the Beetroot as we have a little bit of a barter system happening.
I was feeling very productive and self sustaining last night,(not to mention, pretty tired as well) but it will probably be days or even weeks before I have a day like that again. I will work on my Procrastination though and maybe I will manage to accomplish a little more in my days than I usually do.
It is just amazing what you can do if you just get on with it instead of finding silly little time wasting things to do to avoid the jobs you should be doing.