...well, sort of. That is, if not keeping a serene schedule is messing around.
Right now, it's mostly appraising, weeding, doing a load of laundry or two, and trying to get several reports finished up, especially some ideas for future books. Get the current book done -- heave a big sigh of relief and go off to clean out the closet (or do the dishes, or scrub the toilets) -- swear you'll never do this to yourself -- and lo and behold, you're back at it in a month or two.
I've found a new homesteading blog, thanks to Frugal Babe ...this one is by Doug Fine, a journalist who enjoys messing with compost, arguing with chickens and posting the "Green Lifestyle Contradiction of the Month." (The current one compares the Prius' energy-wasting tendencies with the a Hummer. The Prius, according to Doug, wins!) His posts wander about a bit (hey, so do mine)...but hey, when they get to the point, they do it beautifully.
It is soooo hot here until about 6 p.m. Then the evening breeze comes up and blows gently through the house. (Sometimes we luck out and get a rainstorm before that, and things cool off a bit earlier.) And we give thanks for having survived yet another stifling day.