Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Barn Rules

Well, it has happened. I've missed my first every-other-Sunday posting deadline! I have been writing, but all I've got is about 5 topics in draft mode. What have I been writing about?  Rhubarb. Barn swallows. Kittens. Woodchucks. The quest for the perfect cup of coffee. Guests. Is it spring fever? More likely my brain is otherwise occupied with work (yes, my other job) on top of the regular coordination of laundry, preparing for guests, cleaning, baking, and having some fun time in between. All winter we make lists of projects, then good weather arrives and we have to cram it all in at once. We never sit down. And when we do, we fall asleep!

Here is some food for thought until I get my act together, that is, until I finish a story.  Someone gave me this list of BARN RULES right after we moved in, and I think they are as applicable to life as the Golden Rule:

If you open it, close it
If you turn it on, turn it off
If you unlock it, lock it
If you break it, admit it
If you can't fix it, call in someone who can
If you borrow it, return it
If you make a mess, clean it up
If you use it, take care of it
If you move it, put it back
If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone
If it is not broken, don't fix it
If it will brighten someone's day, say it
If you fall off, get back on.

There. I'm "back on" schedule.  See you in two weeks!

1 comment:

  1. Michele,
    Can I borrow those? They do apply to everything.
    Thanks for sharing.