I Knew This, But . . . !
I rediscovered what I should have remembered this morning. Sipping coffee and watering a hanging basket are mutually exclusive tasks. Whatever water made it into the plants, more coffee slopped down my shirt.
Multi-tasking is the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time. Anonymous Wisdom
Trying to hoist a full watering can to water a hanging plant in one hand, a full cup of coffee in the other . . . a spill was inevitable. But there was something about the freshness of the air this morning that made me feel hopeful, that I could just zip through a few chores and drink my coffee at the same time!
“To do two things at once is to do neither.” Publilius Syrus
Right now, I am thinking of all I would like to include in this blog piece, and all the gardening chores I should do before the sun gets hotter, and the humidity higher . . . 🙁
Thinking two things at once doesn’t work either.
And I have scientific proof !
Our research offers neurological evidence that the brain cannot effectively do two things at once. —Rene Marois, PhD, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University
Maybe that’s why resentment and gratitude won’t mix?
Oh, and two sources for my words don’t mix either! James 3:11-13
Signing off for now, grateful I have plants to plant – a plethora of hostas and lariope from my neighbor who is who was tending her garden more diligently than I was tending mine!
Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else? ~Betsy Cañas Garmon,