That is the question.
To be more specific, I'm wondering how you feel about "To Do Lists". Do you make them? Do you stick to them? Do you make them for your husband and then go out shopping. :-), :-), :-).
I think I would fall into the category of making them on occasion, enjoying the satisfaction of checking things off, but not stressing if at the end of the day there are still items waiting to be checked off.
My husband, however, is a great believer in getting up on a Saturday morning, making the list and spending the weekend trying to accomplish everything on the list. Every.single.thing.
Now, don't get me wrong. I am impressed by what he is able to accomplish by the end of the weekend and I appreciate how hard he works. But as I get older I'm less interested in spending every weekend working and more interested in ditching the "to do list" from time to time to do something a bit more spontaneous. After all that is one of the benefits of the empty nest, isn't it? Spontaneity.
So, last Friday night before the "to do list" was written, I suggested something different. We got up on Saturday morning and headed here:
I had just heard on the news that they had just completed an Asian garden on campus and they were having a plant sale.
After purchasing a few new plants, we toured the gardens.
It was a beautiful, sunny morning.
The azaleas were in full bloom.
My husband has been working really hard and I think it's important for him to relax and de-stress when he can.
The sights and sounds in a beautiful garden can do wonders for lowering our stress levels.
I think he would agree.
My husband loves snowball bushes. While I was taking a phone call, he grabbed the camera from me and started taking pictures.
These are some of his photos.
I think he enjoyed ditching the to do list.
But, just so he wouldn't go through withdrawal, I let him plant the flowers we bought when we got home. ;-)
If you are loyal to your "to do list", you may want to try ditching it on occasion. I highly recommend it.