On this day in 1806, after three months overwintering at Fort Clatsop, the Lewis & Clarke expedition headed home from the Pacific coast. When they arrived back in St. Louis in September, they had been gone for 2 years, 4 months and 10 days.
I’m usually good with delayed gratification. I eat the cake out from under the frosting, then eat the frosting on its own. I do my weekend chores right away on Saturday morning. I get my taxes done the first week of February and you all know I do my Solstice cards and gifts way ahead of time. But 2 years, 4 months and 10 days seems like a long time to finish a project to me.
As the temperatures begin to climb a bit I’ve been thinking about the front yard these days. My long term plan has always been to diminish the grass and increase the flowers. Although I still have grass, it’s not much and only takes me about 10 minutes to mow these days; the flowers have definitely taken over. This is year 11 of my plan.
So I guess 2 years, 4 months and 10 days isn’t too long after all.
What gratification can you wait for?