November 14 – 3 Things Accomplished Today
Greetings! I’m still playing catch-up after a busy weekend and dealing with family issues. I am continuing with my thematic blog posts, based on ideas from the Ultra Blog Challenge and the Article Writing Challenge. This post was intended for Friday, November 14th, and Fridays are for lists of accomplishments!
So last Friday, these were my three things for the day.
The FIRST thing I managed to accomplish was a small de-cluttering task. Clutter…clutter everywhere! Can’t stand it, but it seems to happen far too easily, especially in this small house. I try to keep the paper clutter somewhat organized–as contradictory as that sounds–in a couple baskets on the breakfast counter. That means all mail, magazines, bills, and random odds and ends end up in these baskets.
Problem is, as you probably know, all of THAT stuff piles up quickly! It suddenly dawned on me that I had two nearly empty plastic 3-drawer chests in the den, so I sorted through those baskets and a couple other areas of the kitchen, filled an entire 13-gallon trash bag, and put most of what I kept in those drawers.
And once again I found myself asking, “WHY???” Why do I do this to myself? It’s evident in nearly every photo taken in the house…clutter, lurking in the background! Clearly a habit I must break and correct!
The SECOND thing I accomplished was some SEWING–YAY!!! 🙂 I have “sew” many things to sew between now and Christmas! Trying to catch up with some past due projects for different people, plus some new quilt and pillow orders, AND of course, I have things I’d like to make for family and friends for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS!!! Less than 6 weeks away! YIKES!!
Anyway, I made a reversible mug rug with fall colors on one side and Christmas colors on the other side, for an exchange in a quilt group on Facebook.
I also finished a collage pillow for my hubby’s father and stepmother that she had requested as an anniversary gift.
The THIRD thing I accomplished was spending a few hours on one of my curriculum development jobs to wrap up one lesson script for a training course. This is currently one of my favorite freelance jobs; the pay rate is great and it’s rewarding to know that I can help this company build up their course library for their clients.
So yes, I did accomplish something after all! How about that? 😉
So what about you? Did you accomplish what you needed or wanted to do on Friday? How about today?