WISH LIST

October 20th and day 20 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I did not write yesterday. It’ll be 4 days that I have missed so far but who’s counting, eh? I’ve been juicing our Concorde grapes. We had a big harvest. Last year I got only 2 glasses. This year 5 one-liter bottles so far. I’m a tuckered little homemaker. I wanted to rest yesterday but the grapes were getting ripe and riper, falling out of their skins. I had to finish processing them. I juiced 2 bottles and froze the rest. My fingertips are still bluish and achy from all the squishing and washing.

I had no spare energy at the end of the day but I did practice my piano. Knowing how to play one was one of my top wants on my wish when I was growing up in Maidstone, Saskatchewan. We were poor and couldn’t afford such luxuries. When we did get an old rinky dinky one, we couldn’t afford lessons. It made a nice piece of furniture and we played it however we could. It was a big deal when I finally fulfilled this wish in my late 40s. I can read music enough to play very basic piano even though I’ve taken lessons on classical piano up to Grade 3. I even enjoyed practicing scales. However, I did drop the lessons and playing. It happened. Now I’m getting back to it. I will never be a good pianist but I enjoy the exercise. It’s what counts – joy in playing.

I’ve talked about the other items on wishlist before – learning to ride a bike and learning to swim. I never had the opportunity to do either when I was young for the same reason. We were poor. I can do both now but I am not skilled in either. It’s harder to master those skills when you are an adult. As an adult, I am full with fear of failing, falling and drowning. I worked long and hard at both to overcome my fears. I am proficient enough to enjoy both activities. Now I am hampered by the closing of the pool where I have been swimming. I will have to find another where I will be comfortable. My neighbourhood is high in traffic so I didn’t even get my bike out this summer. I will do better next year.

I still have fears. Though we’ve had exceptional sunny warm October days, they are shorter. The mornings are dark until 7 before it starts to light up. I feel twinges of my seasonal affectiveness then and in late afternoon, especially when I am tired. I close my eyes and try to picture all the gold and oranges of autumn. Somehow they help to dispel some of the cold goose bumpy feelings. And a cuppa and adding to my wish list always help.

5 thoughts on “WISH LIST

  1. Think Happy thoughts. I have a few more items on my bucket list as well. I need to start completing them as the years are flying by and I want to finish them before I kick the bucket. Facing your fears and beating them back is great so enjoy the bike rides.

  2. OMG your grape juice looks amazing! You stay so busy but make sure you take time to take care of your self and rest. Blogs will wait! Maybe you can double up on a few days if you want to get caught up. Missing 4 is no big deal!

  3. Agree with Martha.. that grape juice looks delish and perfect.. And your energy inspires me.. I have been playing catch up with posting and commenting (like coming here on day 25:)) but like you said, it is the joy of doing things that matters.. do at your pace

    1. I struggle with my energy level.I’m no EverReady Bunny.😀 It’s nice that you are inspired. I’ve lowered my productivity bar. I think it helps when we think we don’t have to achieve to a certain level. It seems your posts require much research, whereas I just jabber away, requiring no work.

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