So how about you?Are you working on long forgotten projects? Have I inspired maybe some off you to walk away during the commercial breaks and finish something? Is anyone out there thinking “if she can do it, so can I”? Are things Getting Done! in your world too?Come one and drag a half forgotten project out of the basement and finish it. Pick up the paint brush and paint something you always wanted to paint but were afraid of ruining. Maybe clean up and decorate a neglected corner of your house. Or simply take the time to get the last of your leftover summer decorations put away. You could give your garden some Fall attention, or you take the time to cook that favorite Fall recipe.
If any of that is on your list, go on and Get It Done! take some pictures of the process and blog about it and come link it up here at the one and only special Linky Party on
Saturday 29 October.
I almost didn’t have a post today. The weekend was a day short for me because of some big family fun obligations and I didn’t have a project in the making for today’s post. And the evening after work was already filled with long overdue grocery shopping (I mean I really had to get some food in the house to keep my man from resenting my blog), cooking and an appointment.
So what was I to do? I raced to my laptop when I got home and stared at a blank screen for a couple of moments hoping to come up with something good and worthwhile.
And then my eye fell on something.
The little writing desk I was sitting behind. It has been my blogging corner for two years now. It is a lovely old desk, which had one big nuisance: the drawers didn’t have any pulls. The keys were missing and the locks had been jimmied a long time ago. I found one key that sort of fit in there, but not really.
So for two years I had to open these drawers by pushing them open from the underside.
I thought maybe if I use the next 10 minutes I could fix it…….
I did a quick rummage through my craft room and found two knobs that I could simply push through the key hole and fasten from the inside. Two minutes gone….
The third one needed a screw and something to hold it in place. So I ran to the basement to find something and attached that through the key hole too.
Two more minutes gone.
And then I quickly snapped a couple of pictures. Took me another minute
This little job only took me five minutes (and two years) and it resolved a daily nuisance forever. Really why did I wait so long.
So look around you wherever you are sitting. What could you do in the next five minutes that would make your life so much easier and get that monkey off your back? Sew on a button of your favorite shirt? Change the batteries in your remote? Replace the broken light bulb? Hammer in a nail and hang that picture on the wall? Sort that pile of paper on your desk? Organize a drawer? Replace a missing knob? Oil a squeaking door?
Sometimes just taking the time to do something that has been nagging you forever can give you the best feeling and the most joy. Get it over with and than sit back and relax and enjoy that glowing feeling of Getting Things Done!
I am proud of you!!!
I am writing a series of 31 days to Get it Done! You can find all the posts in this series here.
On the first day I explained in detail what this series is about and what I am going to do, find that post and all the posts since then in order here.
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