Friday, May 23, 2014

The Official "Getting It Done" Week

This is it.  This week officially has been dubbed the Getting It Done Week.  You might be wondering what "it" is that needs to "get done."  Don't let the brevity of the word "it" fool you.  That simple pronoun represents an unwieldy list of miscellaneous tasks and errands that I'm determined to beat into submission. 

I'm sure you have a list of things that you want to get done, too.  Even if every single item is different from the tasks written on my list, my guess is our lists are still surprisingly similar. 

Mine is full: printing pictures of the girls' birthdays to mail out in thank you notes, filling out next year's pre-school registration, hanging hooks in the girls' rooms, sorting through end-of-the-school year crafts and projects, making returns at stores around town, putting a new battery in the clock that stopped, cleaning the winter dirt off the windows, corralling items for this summer's garage sale, and gathering supplies for the house projects I want to complete.

You know the drill.

Earlier this week, in fact, my delightful blogging friend Ami from Bunker's Down referenced one of my posts from March when I finally sewed a stuffed monkey's arm back on after ridiculous procrastination.  She's declared her own Monkey Arm Day, which is so fabulous that I should probably take her lead and just call this my Monkey Arm Week.

There's such simple pleasure in crossing items off the list and beating back the chaos, even though I know that new items always are added and the chaos always returns.  It's okay.  For now I'm making progress, and progress is especially important given that I expect productivity to screech to a halt when summer vacation begins.

What about you?  Do you have a list?  Let's get those monkey arms off our back today!

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8 comments:

  1. I loved that monkey's arm post and often think of it when I tackle the task I just kept on procrastinating about.

    I need a monkey's arm week. So many things to do around here. We have the final visit from our homeschool mentor teacher next week. After that visit perhaps then some productivity will kick in. Right now, I'm obsessing over making sure I have everything I need ready for the visit.

    Sounds like all is well and you're often to a productive start for your summer vacation.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Glad that the "Monkey Arm" post has stuck with you, and hoping that you can make some good monkey arm progress once you've had your homeschool visit. You are such a rock star, Jennifer!

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  2. I always have a list! I have lists of work things to do, house things to do, blog things to do. It does feel so good to cross things off my lists. I rarely get everything on my lists done in the time I had anticipated, but it still feels good to see the list get whittled away.

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    1. Like you, I take immense pleasure in crossing items off a list. It's like some sort of OCD euphoric high.

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  3. I did a few today - buy new school shirts being one of them.

    But I need a week too - change a guitar string, a few small clothes mending jobs...

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    1. Mending is always on my list it seems..... it often just takes a minute to do, but I procrastinate on any mending like a boss.

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  4. I love this idea! I was posting my June goals on my blog today, thinking that what I really needed to do was just make a huge list of all of those nagging tasks I put off day in and day out and get them crossed off! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I hope that you can make some significant progress on your list, Kristy! (Oh, we ALL have lists, don't we?) :)

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