Sometimes the Need to do Nothing Wins

I have spent the past two days running to our bigger town, because certain things must be done. To avoid anymore confusion than I create as I type on, I am typing this post one day before you will see it, so by the time you read this, I will have had a lazy day following the busier days. That happens – that need to do nothing after a period of busy-ness. The call to be nonproductive wins sometimes. Maybe I’ll get dressed today. Maybe I won’t.

The Artistic One did get some photos of the Blood Moon the other night, which she generously shared with me and which I will generously share with you.

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Spring has been busy blooming here and there is much activity in my yard. The tree outside my window is flowering


and the birds gather their breakfasts as I have my morning coffee.


I wanted to capture a picture of this little sparrow with his head up so you could clearly see his brown eye


but he wasn’t very cooperative.


Birds can be like that, you know? Just like many things in this world, they can refuse to follow my plan. But I was persistent, and patient (sort of), and eventually I caught him. Or her? Not sure how to tell with this sparrow.


The swallows and bluebirds have been house hunting. They’ve also been having debates about who should get which house. Their debates are often not friendly, I must say. On this day, the bluebirds laid claim to this house, but today the swallows were there. I think it’s a “wait and see” game. Maybe they’ll take turns.


Easter approaches. We will be having a neighborhood potluck Easter dinner at the home of the Gracious One and her husband. It will be a day of joy, spending time with friends. As most days are, it will be a day of enough.

I hope your Easter, your weekend, your days will be times of enough also. I hope that you will be where you wish to be on this holyday and that you will laugh and love and feel satisfied with your lives.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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7 Responses to Sometimes the Need to do Nothing Wins

  1. jay53 says:

    I am kind of envious of you seeing the ‘blood moon’! We didn’t, here in England, because the timing was wrong. By the time of the event, it was daylight.

    I like sparrows! I like pretty much all birds actually, and I more than sympathise with your desire to do nothing at times. Sometimes I think I do too much ‘nothing’ but that’s the way life is for me at the moment.


  2. Lisa Fischer says:

    I wish you a very blessed Easter and thank you for your friendship. Sometimes it’s hard to be satisfied with the “enough” that God thinks we need to have! 🙂 xo


  3. Robin says:

    Happy Easter, Carol. 🙂


  4. Karma says:

    A beautiful post with beautiful thoughts. Thanks for sharing Carol. My college girl is here for the day to enjoy some good food with family before she goes back for the final stretch of her freshman year – just two and half more weeks. A day to appreciate joy and “enough” for sure. Happy Easter.


  5. Joanne says:

    Please thank The Artistic One for the photos, Carol. They really show the “blood colour” passing across the surface of the moon, don’t they?

    It is now Easter Monday here and I have spent each day of this long weekend with a family member, or multiple family members, which has been a wonderful time for us all. Today will be another family day, then tomorrow everyone will head off to school and work and that is when my need to do nothing will kick in! I agree with you, we all need such days.


  6. Heather says:

    Lately the need to do nothing in the evenings has won out over the urge to write and share. Hence my late arrival to your blog posts. We shall see where these wishy-washy feelings go. Love your blooming tree. And the birds. Always love your birds!


  7. The Artistic One did a great job of capturing the blood moon. And I love your flowering tree. Wow, this post was done before Easter! I’m so far behind!!! 🙂


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