Busy, busy, busy! That’s my life lately. It’s been hair straight back for the past couple of months and there’s no end in sight.
With the fabulous weather we've been having, I should be making more progress on the yard. Alas, that isn't happening. I have moved onto – or rather, back to – the spare bedroom. I am determined to get it done before Yule.
But home improvement projects are not the only things on my plate. Work is keeping me hopping, too. Cross training my assistant is a huge priority. Then there are the policy and procedure manual updates that are long overdue. I've developed a needs assessment survey for our patrons so we can further develop a proper strategic work plan and getting that rolled out has taken far longer than it should have.
I'm not complaining! It’s great to have plans and projects to focus on. But it does cut into my knitting and writing time considerably and I sometimes wish I had a clone who could take over now and then so that I could do ALL the things that I want to do as well as the stuff that I have to do.
Prioritizing is easy. Unfortunately, it’s highly subjective in the moment and prone to falling prey to my fickle desires. Sitting at my desk at work, it’s one thing to say this comes before that. At home, though, primacy is assigned with arbitrary whim in the dominant position. My saving grace is that once I get started, I tend to see it through. Mostly. The real threat to any project is another idea popping into my head, exciting me and challenging me to find a way to make it happen.
My desk is now littered with schematics for a writing desk, a shelving project for the spare room, storage shelves in the basement and shed, a work bench, coffee and end tables, a TV stand and a bed frame. What I lack is both time and tools to make it all happen. Oh, and money! Money can be a factor in where any particular project falls on the priority list. But it will come when it is needed and so I don’t concern myself with that all too much.
I was a bit bummed out yesterday, though. After saving up for a new mitre saw, I decided to order it only to discover that it is sold out. Crap. So a new circular saw it will be instead. Bosch. Construction site blue. Great ratings. (But it isn't the pretty green Hitachi 10” mitre saw I've had my heart set on. Sigh…) I guess the mitre saw will have to wait a bit.
So, today, as I sit here with coffee in hand, the plan looks something like this:
- · Second coat of paint on my coffee table legs
- · Sand and prime the walls in the spare room
- · Rake and mulch leaves.
- · Pick up apples
- · Laundry
- · Clean house
- · Water plants
- · Bake cookies for the awesome guys at KalTire, who changed my tires over for free! Again!
- · Make soup
Will it all happen?
Not as long as I'm sitting here in my PJs with the Angry Birds theme music rolling around in my head and beckoning me to try to beat my kid in this week’s tournament, knowing that I won’t, because she is just an Angry Birds wizard. And I'm so not!
Okay, this is it. Time to start knocking things off the old to-do list.
(Maybe just one more attempt to take the gold crown in Angry Birds…)