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Tidbit Tuesday

Just another installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

I’m looking out at the bright sunshine and thinking I should take a walk but I don’t feel like bundling up and braving the cold – maybe later…

As much as I complained about the hubby wanting a carport over other home improvements, I must agree that it is nice not to have to scrape off the ice/snow in the morning.

I’m another year older and hopefully I’m becoming another year smarter. Got a lovely birthday surprise from my hubby to start the day and then spent a relaxing day at home. We went out to lunch the day after and it was very yummy.

There was a lot of family drama over the past two months and the short story is that the girl turned eighteen, moved out and now is thinking about dropping out of school. She is only 6 months from graduating and being eligible for $30,ooo towards further schooling. I’ve been trying to get her to go back to finish and just might have convinced her to do cyber school. I’m hopeful but I’m also coming to terms with the fact that I have no control over this decision and I have to let her make it and face the consequences on her own. Tough thing for this mommy to accept.

As usual Monday was a productive day – several financial tasks done, laundry and some cleaning done, decluttered and tossed one shelf worth of stuff, got information about a possible way to get the girl to graduate, got closer to being caught up with my email, set tentative lunch dates with two friends and most surprising made five phone calls!

To some of you that last item may not seem like much but for me it is a major milestone. I have a serious phone phobia – I absolutely hate to make phone calls. I get all nervous and frazzled, thinking I’m going to interrupt someone, be a bother to someone, say something stupid, forget something important, etc. I write out little scripts so I don’t forget things, call when I know I’ll get an answering machine, try to use email whenever possible or try to get someone else to do it for me. The ability to text is about the only good reason for having a cellphone! Anyway, I bit the bullet yesterday and took care of a few things that had to be done by phone. I’d like to be able to say it wasn’t that bad but it was. I had to make three calls to set up an appointment for the cat because I got frazzled the first time and then didn’t check my calendar the second time.

Unfortunately, I’ve fallen into the Tuesday slump. I have a tendency to be productive on Monday and then turn into a sloth on Tuesdays. I got everyone out the door but haven’t really accomplished anything since they left. In the past I would have a long list of things I would say I wanted to do but would end up doing very few. This year I’m trying to stick with three task along with my daily stuff(laundry, tidying up and dinner). If I do more than that(like I did yesterday) well that’s great but if I only do the daily and my big three that’s okay.

Today’s tasks are – writing this blog post, getting a blood test and picking up pet supplies. I can’t get my blood test until 1pm and there’s no sense in making two trips out so I’m waiting to pick up pet supplies till after the blood test. I should have started the daily stuff but I can’t decide what to make for dinner and I don’t feel like tidying up or stripping the bed to do laundry.

One thing I’m trying to remember this year is to accept the feeling and then go ahead and do the work anyway. Sometimes the feeling comes after I get started and sometimes it never does come. It doesn’t matter if it does or not because the tasks need to be done either way. One of the changes I need to make if I’m going to make progress on my goals. Still haven’t decided on my one word but these two – changes and progress are leading the pack.

Wow, this is becoming quite lengthy – time to get away from the computer and get to work. Until next time – have a great day!

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Comments on: "Tidbit Tuesday" (1)

  1. GREAT idea to limit your daily to-do list to three items (over and above your routine tasks.) Thx for the idea – I’m going to give that a try, too.
    Phone call phobia. I well undertand the inertia that sets in in the face of having to pick up and dial. Good for you on doing FIVE in a day.

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