When do you feel most accomplished?

I have an app on my phone that acts as a pedometer. It is handy for those morning walks and to make sure I hit my marks in steps.

As we moved into the house, I put it in my back pocket thinking how interesting it would be to measure the distance traveled as we settled in. On deck – opening boxes, putting things away, and then taking the boxes to the garage for recycling. Imagine my surprise at the end of the day when I realized I had traveled 11 miles in my home. Mind you – our house is not that big.

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Up and down the staircase, in and out of each room, bending, pushing, climbing – left me exhilarated (finally in our new home!) and exhausted.
We made a point to stop the day – have a beer (why is it that after “hard labor” a beer seems just perfect?), look over our progress, and prepare for dinner. I knew a good night’s rest was in front of me and as I made my way upstairs, the bathtub looked too inviting to bypass.

These are my favorite kind of days. The ones where you can actually measure your accomplishments – it’s tangible. It’s the best kind of tired that leads to the deepest sleep and the chance to do it all over again the next day.

Which we did.


  1. Great photo. Makes me feel as if I would like to draw a tub and hop in. I loved your commentary especially the report that you had walked 11 miles in your house that day. It must feel good to be settled in.

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