Reflections Of My Own

Yesterday’s post covered my reflections on the Blogging A to Z Challenge.  I enjoyed it and I learned some things from it.

Now for some reflections of my own.

Sometimes I am a terrible procrastinator.  I leave things until the last-minute and make myself crazy when if i had just done things when I needed to, I could have relieved myself of a lot of pressure.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to work around that tendency.  I’m happy that I’ve completed several let’s just call them “paperwork” projects.  Insurance things, rebates sent in, that sort of thing. One was two years in the making.  Sometimes, it’s just hard to complete something because of all the emotions and memories surrounding that one project.

That could be why it’s so hard for me to get things sorted out and ready for our move.  So much emotion and memories.  Do I save it or do I pass it along? It’s a hard decision sometimes.

That’s why I like the idea of having a yard sale.  I can get rid of things and make some money at the same time. There is a town wide yard sale planned for June, however I’m having a hard time finding out when it will be.  I keep getting invitations for parties and graduations and it’s going to be frustrating if something falls the same day as the town wide sale.

I’ll just have to adjust my date if that happens although I’ll probably do better if I have it that day.  People will be out looking for the sales that day and I’ll probably be more successful.

I had mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to try to do a little each day toward organizing and I have been doing that.  Some days Very Little, but something is better than nothing.  This organizing is helping me get more “merchandise” for my sale! 😉  I’ve got to step up my efforts and I hope to do that this week.

I’m not the greatest housekeeper, but yesterday I worked on something I’ve been putting off for a Long time.  Cleaning the ceiling fan/light fixture in the kitchen.  It involved removing all of the light globes, trying not to lose the screws, not suffocating myself with the dust bunnies hiding on top of the fan blades and getting it all put back together so that it functions properly.

You can’t really tell from the photo, but it is quite squeaky clean!  The real test came later in the evening after it got dark.  I had been in the bedroom and when I came out, Ralph had turned on the overhead light.  It may have just been because one of the bulbs had blown and I replaced it during the clean up, but when I came into the kitchen, the light was Blinding!!  Hmm…maybe I need to clean more often.  Who knows what might happen!

Happy Tuesday and on to a Brighter Day!!

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16 responses to “Reflections Of My Own

  1. Fran, congrats on finishing your challenge. Blogging while fun can be challenging, I agree with you that’s it’s great to push yourself, I’ve enjoyed reading your posts as many others have as well.

    Good luck with the organizing and packing. You’re on the right track, a little bit each day, that’s how I function as well. At my home rarely are the upstairs and downstairs clean at the same time. When they are it makes me so happy:)

  2. One of these days I will figure out WP, until then I guess my comments will be from both Brutus & I:) I tried to change my account name and picked his name, not sure why.

  3. fran, you hit the nail on the head when you say “something is better than nothing” – that is sooooo so true! good for you for tackling those paperwork projects. it IS hard when emotions are attached to these organizational chores. just keep your new mexico goal in mind!
    i hope you can find out the date for the yard sale – you are right, your traffic will be better, i would think. and you can take the $$ from whatever you sell and buy something special! i had a yard sale once and it’s amazing how people’s purchases can add up!
    good job on the ceiling fan!

  4. Haha, I love the post-cleaning brilliance! It’s great when you let the windows go way too long without washing–and then you tackle it with soap and suddenly the world is so crisp, clear and grimy-fog-free!

  5. I love cleaning, I can spend hours washing dishes 🙂

  6. I’m also a procrastinator, and I agree with you when you said that something is better than nothing. It really is. Some days it’s all I can do to fold the laundry, but that’s better than doing nothing at all. Baby steps!

  7. I’m right there with you on the procrastinating and the organization issues. And I’m also trying! It sounds like you’re making good progress!

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