bare minimum

Yesterday I did what I consider to be the bare minimum.

It wasn't my intention when the day began.

I had a few Big Ideas.

But I think two things dragged me down, and one was that there was a strong wind all day.

Hot windy days in June are not fun for me.

I can't ride my bicycle because I just hate riding into a strong wind, hate, hate that.

I can't put up my patio umbrellas, and I love my patio umbrellas almost as much as anything.

The second thing was some kind of hang over from the porch show.

I must just be out of shape performing-wise.

As I have said before, driving two hours each way, setting up, playing for three hours, driving home and still unloading all my gear was quite common.

Last summer I did that several times a week.

The porch show took so much energy that I had no energy all day yesterday.

Good thing I'm doing the porch shows once a week!

Great lucky thing!

So my bare minimum was driving instead of biking to get the Sunday New York Times which I do every Sunday no matter what.

Writing in my journal while drinking coffee is also bare minimum.

Writing a blog post for you is also bare minimum.

Answering all emails is bare minimum.

Reading the entire paper, at least starting the big articles, is bare minimum....skipping the sports section entirely, sorry but true.

Walking Tobi at least a couple miles, bare minimum.

Watering the hanging pots in front, watering the new herb pots in back, watering the ever expanding raised bed vegetable menagerie, bare minimum.

I had an idea about making a really nice vegetable and pasta dish for dinner...did not happen...frozen pizza for Rob and me after his golfing.

I had an idea about fixing up another one of my new songs...did not happen, took a nap instead.

I had an idea about making the new scene for my screenplay class more intense...did not happen, took the nap.

Oh, I did take Tobi at five o'clock to get his vaccinations at the Petco Pop Up Clinic by our house yesterday too, so that was bare minimum as well.

Well, today's another chance.

I have a vocal session for another artist's project today at a recording studio.

I get to sing with some excellent Gospel singers of African American decent and that is always a huge treat for me.

I also will make the dinner I was going to make yesterday because my son comes back to town from being in LA today.

It's going to be very hot so I'm going now for the bike ride intended for yesterday.

It's ten after six in the morning.

Perfect time to go.

I'm going to hopefully go around Lake Harriet which is a ten mile ride from here.

I hope I can do it.

Sometimes the bare minimum is the best one can hope for.

Today I'm feeling somewhat revived.

I hope you feel great today and I hope you accomplish something that makes you feel strong.

Life is too short to be little.

Don't forget.

2 comments

  • Petra Schmidt
    Petra Schmidt Bremen
    Frozen pizza and naps - why not? After such a great veranda show you can be lazy sometimes. Trust your body and the breaks it makes for you. The female power comes back when you need it Courtney!

    Frozen pizza and naps - why not? After such a great veranda show you can be lazy sometimes. Trust your body and the breaks it makes for you. The female power comes back when you need it Courtney!

  • Courtney Yasmineh
    Courtney Yasmineh
    Petra! You are right! Energy comes when you need it most. You are a powerfrau yourself so you know!

    Petra! You are right!
    Energy comes when you need it most.
    You are a powerfrau yourself so you know!

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