Countdown to ZeroSo, I'm leaving Friday to visit my mother in the Midwest. The trip itself is a separate post entirely, and this post is about the idiot schedule I put myself on beginning October 1.
Not that I'm always successful in this particular endeavor, but when I travel, I enjoy coming home to a really clean house. So I thought I'd do some deep cleaning around here before this particular journey, especially in light of the fact that time slips away this time of year, and I know damn well I'm going to get back, go to sleep, wake up, and it will be Christmas. Since housework isn't exactly my forte, I devised a strategy in which I would take baby steps to achieve my goal, make a schedule and accomplish a single task a day. Photographed is the schedule that went into effect October 1st and is taped to my home office door.
So here's the sad truth. I got about 50 percent of it done. But I also ended up doing some things that weren't on the list. Like, I cleaned out some drawers and cupboards, threw out shopping receipts and paycheck stubs from the early 90s (I'm not kidding), and sent out a couple large bags of items to charity. I also read a really good book, listened to lots of music, watched plenty of television, surfed the internet, wrote myriad emails, and engaged in many telephone conversations.
Yes, I procrastinated to the point of having two days remaining before D-day. Developing...