You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.
I think I spent the whole night dreaming about canning tomatoes. It’s time for that last push to fill the canning shelves with salsa and tomatoes.
The weather forecast indicates a cooling trend later this week—it will be perfect for indoor days spent in the kitchen.
But today, on what might be the last hot day of August, I have things to do in town this morning and a firm appointment on my deck with a book this afternoon.