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!