Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Honey Do List

The weekend I've been craving is here. Yay!

This weekend, I'm hoping to knock a number of items off the "honey do" list. I've got the list prepared with the things that have been rolling around in my brain. Skip has pen and paper in hand as I write this to add a few items of her own (it is, after all, a honey do list). Her hands are bad and her writing has gotten fairly indecipherable, but we'll go through the items and I'll add them to my already long list of things to do. I've set some priorities and dependencies as well (can you tell I was a project manager through a large part of my professional career?). I can spackle the ceiling in the bathroom, but I can't paint it until I make a run to Home Depot for a new can of mildew-resistant paint.

I'm a procrastinator by nature ("really?," say my friends reading this blog, in mock surprise), so I'm slow to get around to the weekend stuff. I keep up with the basic things like laundry and dishes, but tend to put other stuff off.

This weekend, though, the list gets addressed so I crossed some items off. We have some friends coming for the weekend in 3 weeks, and I'm using that as a motivator. Basically, I have to have a good reason to get things done. "Just because" is never enough.

So, as soon as I post this, I'm going to start knocking that stuff off. Wish me luck!


awb said...

Sounds like my motto, why put off today what you can put off til tomorrow! Having company is always motivation to get things done, plus it's so much fun when they get there.


Cranky said...

Andy - I can't wait for these friends to come. They live in Ontario, so we don't get to see them often. I'm sure we'll have a great time.