I want to show you my accomplishment over the last three days.
I know. You just gasped in shock and amazement. Your heart filled with envy. I am sure you wish for a corner for your very own.
What’s exciting about this corner is that it does not have three boxes of paperwork left over from Mom (as well as a computer in need of decommissioning.) Instead, those three boxes have been filed in my filing cabinet (along with my stuff), shredded, or generally tossed out.
And that took me the better part of three days (plus the last two months).
Through a flex plan at my job, I get every other Friday off. I like to use this day to run errands, go to the doctor, and other little tasks. The theory is that it leaves my real weekends free to do other things.
As a theory, it’s a good one. The flaw is that Friday goes according to plan, then I spend Saturday and Sunday cleaning up the mess of what didn’t get done, or got started but not finished, on Friday.
Here is what Friday looked like (I’ll admit I lost track around 2pm).
- Trim Key’s nails
- Unload car from art talk on Thursday
- Take back cans for deposit
- Laundry (3 loads)
- Fill up bird feeders
- Fill up little free library
- Unload dishwasher
- Unload items in my studio from art talk on Thursday
- Clean counters
- Call NW Natural (Mom’s estate)
- Call Point Pest Control
- Call Medicare (Mom’s estate)
- Get art from River Gallery
- File (includes shredding and labels) (repeat…)
- Email (repeat…)
- Artists in Action parasols (emails)
- WSO (emails)
- Balance checkbook
- Pay bills (repeat…)
I was still working on various things on my to do list at 10pm when I decided to go to bed.
The next day, I took Key to a nose work trial (he got his Level 1 Exterior and Level 1 Vehicle titles!) When I came back, I did more filing and paying bills.
And then today, I volunteered at the nose work trial. And when I came back, I got groceries, took out the trash, did another load of laundry, and did more filing and emailing and finally got the last of the boxes gone.
Doesn’t that corner look FABULOUS?
Yeah, I think so too.