A wise, thinking person might have approached a Must-Do list like mine by tackling the biggest, hardest job first, to make sure that it got done within the time constraints. Me? Well, I’m applying the attention defecit method here. A little of this, a little of that, a little more of that, and we’ll see where we end up. I got some small tasks accomplished today. Unfortunately, or fortunately those led to other small tasks that also needed doing but weren’t on the list. Isn’t that always the way it is with cleaning, though? I have to say, though, getting these things done felt pretty good. Uncommonly, good, actually. I was actually giggling to myself as I opened and closed my bathroom drawer. There was nothing to make it “stick” anymore! Hee hee! What a feeling! It’s kind of annoying that these things each took only a small amount of time. Why did I let them go so long? Why don’t I just do things when they need to be done instead of letting it get so bad that I don’t even want to tackle it? Well, in anycase, I managed to cross off a few things.
And, it’s not like I could have jumped right into the painting job, anyway. My bedroom contains several large objects, like a bed. And a dresser. I can’t move them, which makes prepping to paint kind of difficult. So, the plan is to start tomorrow night, after I make Daddy move stuff around.
Tomorrow , or part of it anyway, will be spent at the State Fair to see my parents receive a certificate honoring them for maintaining a 150 year old farm. My dad has been farming it by himself for nearly 50 of those years, so it’s a big deal to him. He’s retired from dairy farming, officially, but still maintains the land, and rents the buildings to other farmers. It will be fun to celebrate the honor with him, and then enjoy a bit of the fair.
So, the list may remain stagnant for a day. But it sure was nice to get a start!
copy (at Office Max) teacher resources for new units at school and assemble copied pages into page protecters/binders
clean out/organize downstairs hall closet
Clean out/organize spare room closet upstairs and create system for craft supplies
clean out under all bathroom sinks This also led to the cleaning out of drawers, purging of expired medicines, old make-up and 12 empty contact lens cases; and the cleaning out of one linen closet (One more to go, and it’s a dooozy)
Reorganize basement storage shelves
Prep bedroom for painting (clear out room, tape, etc) Started!