Every couple of weeks Eric and I take a little time to get ourselves motivated in whatever direction we need. This past week Eric and I had one of those good conversations and I was all pumped up to get things done. You see I have several areas that just need some attention. Of course there are the areas of my life that always take priority---family and art. I can go along procrastinating about the less desirable tasks for only so long before I just need to get it done. Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done in a timely manner?
Anyway, Eric and I got all pumped up this weekend and I was ready to whip myself into shape. I envisioned the end result to be a life of order and perfect harmony---which is totally my style (in my imagination). Then there was a spring cold and my birthday and work and other little excuses kept piling up and my enthusiasm was waning by yesterday. However, I awoke this morning to a beautiful sunny day and my motivation has returned. So I am going to ride this wave and get some things accomplished.
I have been keeping up with the daily tasks and chores that have just become as natural to me as breathing so I can really tackle the chores that need my full attention.
I have some things that I am excited to do...planting and working in the yard. Weeding should probably happen too and with that comes a sense of guilt as I pull weeds out of the ground (you can read about my weed guilt here).
I get to spend the day with this girl. I have no doubt we will go for a walk and spend much of our day outside.
I also have the less desirable tasks. I need to catch up on filing. What is it about the simple act of filing that goes against every fiber of my being? I really just want to start a big bonfire inside our filing cabinet and/or aggressively hit the file cabinet with a large hammer and tear the papers apart with my teeth. Oh, was that too extreme, sorry.
I also need to address this bag full of clothes that need mending, a button here, a quick seam repair there. All fast fixes that just need doing.
Finally, I need your help. I have been trying to settle on a color for this hutch for about a year now. I have been up and down the color spectrum. Have you got any ideas for me?