Watercolours in middle by Susan (my grandmother)
I have this problem, this tendency to procrastinate on the little things in life. I let small tasks on my personal to-do list pile up, spending too much time thinking about them, all the while insisting that I can't make time for them. We're talking really basic errands, here. Things like organizing papers and receipts, scrubbing scuffs off my apartment walls (I don't know what the last tenant was doing in here!) and running to Target for dishwasher rinse agent. I'm serious.
The weight of these things cause me stress and anxiety, and other icky feelings that I wish weren't there, cluttering my mind and my heart. So, when unruly weather cancelled all of my weekend plans, I decided to seize the newly, freed up schedule and knock a few to-do's off my list.
Make to-do list ... Done. Organize papers and receipts ... Mostly done. Removing weird scuffs from walls ... Still not sure about this. But, done. Buy dishwasher rinse agent ... Bought. Got a little excited and I now have two bottles! Send emails ... Sent. Hang wall art ... In progress. Thank goodness for easy and removable washi tape. Clean apartment ... Cleaned. For now.
Here's what it looked like, more or less:
My real to-do list was a bit longer, and I really made a dent. I'm so pleased. Of course, all work and no play doesn't make for a very memorable weekend. So I squeezed in an at-home double feature starring Ginnifer Goodwin (I can always relate to the awkward roles she's known for playing), made a rather tasteless soup (kind of awful), and booked an exciting trip (kind of amazing)! But more on that later. #HappyMonday