Sometimes I look at what I have “done” during the day and chastise myself for not doing more. Since I am retired, I can always do whatever needs to be done “tomorrow” if I want. Ah, but tomorrow never comes, does it?
So, what did I have to do today that didn’t get done? Truthfully, nothing.
Maybe I feel guilty because he spent so much of the day outside, mowing the lawn and working in the yard. I don’t have nearly as much to show for my efforts today….. Let’s see: I have done two loads of laundry, cleaned up the kitchen, put some things away, and worked on my scrapbooking.
Is that enough to do in one day? Does every day have to have monumental results? Is there really anyone who would be impressed if I did more? Or less?
Actually, there is more that I did today. I was online, finding out more about Harald Hardrada. He was the King of Norway and my 33rd great grandfather, on my mother’s side. Funny thing, he tried to conquer England in September of 1066 but died trying.
He was known as the last of the Viking warriors. After King Edward the Confessor (of England) died, there were three men who claimed the throne: an Englishman, Harold Godwinson, a Norman, William of Normandy, and Harald Hardrada, King of Norway.
After defeating Harald Hardrada at the Battle of Samford Bridge, Harold Godwinson marched his army to Hastings to meet his other foe, William the Conqueror, husband of my 33rd great grandmother on my father’s side, Matilda of Flanders. Exhausted from the previous battle and forced march, Harold’s army was defeated by the Norman. What my maternal ancestors couldn’t accomplish, my paternal ancestors could.
No wonder I’m so tired…