Saturday, February 21, 2009

A sense of accomplishment


So many things I have been putting off. I can always come up with very legitimate excuses to not do anything I want to avoid. Mop? No, I need to water my plants. Vacuum? Can't now. I must mail a birthday card. Clean out the refrigerator? I better get gas before it rains. See the pattern? I do things that I actually need to do and procrastinate over the less appealing tasks.


But today I had no plans, no appointments and no company so I got serious about cleaning. Some were routine tasks and others have been waiting patiently for me to address them. I cleaned the kitchen, cleaned my bathroom, changed the sheets, did four loads of laundry, vacuumed, rearranged my pantry to squeeze in the latest groceries, cleaned out the refrigerator and ironed clothes for the coming week. Now I am going to sit a while and pay bills, finish a book, and maybe watch a movie. I feel good but still feel guilty because I have yet to put away my snowman collection. What's up with that??

7 comments:

a corgi said...

you had a very busy productive day!! welcome back; sorry it was a tough time that kept you from blogging

I am re-vamping how I read/follow blogs; that's why I removed myself as a follower from your blog; I am in the process of removing the follower thing from my journal and making it a no obligation hassle free journal :)

I'll be by to visit as I can :)

betty

Rose said...

Wow, you got a lot done! I keep telling myself that I need to do my housework first, blogging second........hasn't happened yet! LOL

Hugs,Rose

mortonlake said...

ok enough work.now relax lol tc mort x

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I think you did enough for two, so I will take today off :o)

Leigh said...

So that's why we're still getting all this snow! You can tuck the snowmen away any time-I'm ready for spring.

You wore me out just reading all your accomplishments. I'm procrastinating going in to clean my bedroom as I type.....

:) Leigh

Missie said...

Since my kidney stone surgery and now my knee surgery, no one has cleaned my house. I guess that makes it 3 weeks of no cleaning! I think my family is waiting for me to get back on my feet so I can do it! LOL

Enjoy your week coming up.

Linda's World said...

If you enjoy looking at it (your snowman collection)then I'd leave it out. I've been putting off things too. I retired in Feb 2007 and had this whole long list of things I was going to do in the first 6 months I was home. So far I've done none of those things. You did good on that one day when you had no plans, no appointments & no company. Linda in Washington state