Sunday, May 2, 2010


Ok...I'll let you in on a little secret about myself. I'm a procrastinator. BIG TIME! 
In the worst way. Some time back, say the first week in March, Amy at New Nostalgia started something called 'ANTI- Procrastination Tuesday'

only... for me it has been more like 'PROCRASTINATION Tuesdays" -Seriously folks, it's like I need an intervention or something. But, I joined in- WITH good intentions I might add.  I made a cute little list of all the things I'd like to get done over a few short weeks. I posted about it here. 

WELL-  it has been buggin the FIRE out of me, that I haven't gone back to it. So tonight I did just that. I went back and read my list. And low and behold... I've been busier than I thought! So, I'm REVISING my list. Well, I'm marking some things off... 

I used to read Laine's Letters...still do every so often. 

Although I don't find many women around nowadays that know who she is...great mentor and God fearing woman; anyway... she had days where she didn't feel very productive but just knew she had been busy doing something! So she would sit down and make a list of all that she HAD gotten done on THAT day, and she called it her 'BUSY AS A BACKWARD BEE LIST'  

That is more or less what this is for me.  I'm just going down my list to see what I have gotten accomplished. 

  • Continue to DeClutter spare bedrooms. This is an ongoing thing. 
  • Fill Good will Box as much as possible    Again... plenty to give away.
  • Take Good will Box to drop off center
  • DeClutter drawer in kitchen ( i know which drawer it is)  DONE!
  • DeClutter telephone table /message center   Bulletin board make-over! (NEED TO TAKE PICTURES) 
  • Work on Menus for the next month    Have rotating menus,now.
  • Work on Budget /Checkbook   Got budget Lined-out, Checkbook -Balanced. YAY! 
  • Crochet for fun!   ** Did a LOT of this (Baby blanket, banner,Birthday Robe,dish-cloths,dish-mops, hot-pads,skillet gripper *** NOTHING BUT FUN here. 
  • Short-Term Goals

  • Paint telephone table
  • Paint linen dresser (kitchen)   Lil' Chest of Drawers
  • Make use of Good weather days
  • and get yard ready for b-day party at end of March---Did lots and lots of *yard work
  • Rake under the Catalpa trees-      * See above
  • Sweep and tidy up all three porches
  • Brush Sealer onto porch swing
  • Plant wild flower and zinnia seeds for fun!

  • Long Term Goals

  • Paint Living Room
  • Paint Front Bedroom
  • Paint 'Franken-shelves'
  • Get Momma's antique cast-iron Wash-tub mounted and planted with flowers- for fun!
...every once in a while doesn't it just feel good to mark things off your list? 

That's it for now- hope everybody had a great weekend.  I did.  I also got to visit and see a lot of new blogs courtesy of Donna's SNS this week.  I saw so much, and I wore my TUMBLR BUTTON OUT! 
I have sensory overload.  I've got plenty to keep me busy this week. Don't know if I'll get to all of know, I'm a BIG TIME PROCRASTINATOR!  HA!

~~~Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."
 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
 Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that." ~~~ 

James 4:13-15 

God Bless You 
Thanks for Reading. 


Coleen's Corner said...

You have been a busy girl! I think we get overwhelmed when we see how much we have to accomplish that we forget the progress we've made. I don't do lists... they intimidate me!

Sandy said...

Love your list of 'to do's'm good luck with that!... thanks for coming by to visit today...

The Boston Lady said...

You Texas gals know how to get things done!! I'm looking forward to learning what "Franken-Shelves" might be.

Prior said...

Good luck! At least you have a great start... I am a procrastinator, too! Lezlee

vintagesusie & wings said...

You are awesome just for making such an awesome list of things to do!!! I must create a list of my!
Smiles Friend,

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Ha, I know how you feel. Sometimes my hubby will come home from work and ask what I have done today.....I will have been busy all day but , man, it is hard to remember what I have been doing. I so live in the moment and my thoughts are always busy it is weird---I get so busy thinking and praying while I am doing stuff--it is like I am in 2 worlds!

Erin A said...

Thanks for visiting our blog and my kitchen! :) It's true, a good paint job is such a fun transformation!!

Good for you for getting your list out there and having so much crossed off on it! Good luck on all of that yard work.

See you!

Kolein said...


I believe the list to be therapeutic. It is for me. Big time. I don't write it down or type it out, but I say it out loud at the end of the day. I try to forgive myself for not producing when I say I will. That's the hardest part for this worker bee!!!

Thanks for this reminder!!!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Ha! A list with lines marked complete. I'm envious!


Amy Bowman said...

I LOVED THIS POST! I did the exact same thing--dreaded looking at my doozy list thinking I had not accomplished ANYTHING, then when I got brave enough to look...low and behold, I HAD accomplished a few things:)
Loved your verse at the end of the post. Thanks for the link always make me feel so cared for..