Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Best Laid Plans and Actual Priorities

Have you ever written yourself a plan of things you want to accomplish over, say, a weekend?  Have you ever decided that the priority for you wasn't actually anything that you planned?

So, I had a To Do list set for myself for the weekend, and my day off on Monday.  Saturday was already booked with a few scheduled activities - all of which I did fully participate in.  Sunday was supposed to be a day of action and then a reward of spending some time with my honey.

Sunday turned into a day of binge watching Season 7 of Game of Thrones, doing minimal laundry and getting one thing accomplished on my To Do list.

The list stood as follows, as of Friday morning:

To Do:
1.  Rearrange Blu-rays to incorporate the ones from Christmas
2.  Pack up extra set of dishes for donation to family in need. <- Bubble wrap required.  Bubble wrap now acquired, via the "Accio Bubble Wrap" spell, and now, this evening whilst watching the Canadian Junior Hockey Team play for Gold, I am able to complete this task. 
3.  Remove boxes from spare bedroom closet for sorting, putting away, purging and garbage review. As it happens, this task will be completed tonight as well. 
4.  Go through all 6 boxes, and make decisions on the items held within.  (Re: Item #3)
This task will get started, and at least one box completed before the end of the game tonight. 
5.  Purge files for stale and out of date items to burn/shred.
6.  File paperwork from 2 bags (one in bedroom, one in living room).
7.  Take donation of towels to animal shelter.

See those italicized notes there?  Yep...didn't exactly get done like that.  Here's where I'm at tfor the list now:

To Do:
1.  Rearrange Blu-rays to incorporate the ones from Christmas
2.  Pack up extra set of dishes for donation to family in need. <- Bubble wrap required.  Bubble wrap now acquired, via the "Accio Bubble Wrap" spell, and now, this evening whilst watching the Canadian Junior Hockey Team play for Gold, I am able to complete this task.  Now scheduled for this evening (Tues. Jan. 9).
3.  Remove boxes from spare bedroom closet for sorting, putting away, purging and garbage review.
4.  Go through all 6 boxes, and make decisions on the items held within.  (Re: Item #3)
All six boxes have been reviewed.  Three are absolutely empty.  Three require putting away.  This will be completed later tonight. 
5.  Purge files for stale and out of date items to burn/shred.
6.  File paperwork from 2 bags (one in bedroom, one in living room).
7.  Take donation of towels to animal shelter.

A few more things done.  In the interim, three loads of laundry have been washed and dried, one has been folded and put away.  The other two are scheduled to be completed tonight.  The dishes will get done tonight, and two of the three remaining boxes will be handled tonight as well.  The last box will be set aside for now, as it contains music and I'm not sure where to put that at this point.

Slowly things are getting done.  This week, I've got my time set out, so I can enjoy a TV program, but be completely productive while that is happening.

It was apparent from what I got done this weekend, that my priority wasn't to actually get some of those items done, and that's ok.  I'm giving myself a pass this weekend, as I know that I'll be productive tonight, and I was last night.  Some of the smaller items on my overall list of things to do this week, are those that help keep the house clean, and make me feel better.  they are small, so 15 minute bursts of energy work perfectly for completing these items.  Or commercial breaks!

In the mean time, a lot of the stale energy, and unused stuff from my life will be reviewed and a good portion of it will be removed. 

Tomorrow is another day!

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