It's that time of year. Everyone is crabby, everyone is sick of the cold, everyone is sick of wearing winter clothes and winter boots. Spring seems so far off and buried under so much snow there's no use even thinking about it yet.
must ... fight...urge.. to... do... nothing...
I have a looong list of To Do's for this weekend - things that I will not want to do or it will be too late to do once spring finally does arrive, so it's now or never.
I hold myself accountable to my loyal blog reader, Dodi - she'll notice if I don't get it all done : )
1- clean bathrooms - comprehensive cleaning - no quick swipes with a disinfecting wipe DONE!
2- sort scary piles of laundry in bedroom DONE!
3-do laundry resulting from #2 IN PROGRESS Only 1 load left DONE
4-bake chocolate chip banana bread for E (he is in charge of checking the cottage roof for snow damage so this is fair) DONE!
5-bake blueberry bran muffins for me DONE!
6-do something outside Sat that involves fresh air and exercise - xc ski? SUBSTITUTED: shovel back deck for 1 hr
7-do my long run Sun (90 min) DONE!
8-sort through bath products in bathroom and organize
10-purge office files
11-prepare tax documents for the accountant
12-plant the seeds I bought 3 weeks ago!!! IN PROGRESS
13-shovel a path from the back door to the composter IMPOSSIBLE - TOO ICY
14-dump the overflowing temporary compost container in the kitchen into the outdoor composter DONE - WALKED ON ICE
15-burn a new CD to listen to in the car
16-re-pot the plant that has been rooting in water for over a month DONE!
17-clean the grimy fish tank DONE!
18-research the cost of flights to Tanzania (might be able to get E to do this)
19-upload winter camping and other recent pictures to flickr
20-sign up for writing conference in April
ok, that's it. doable? I might have to forget I'm K and pretend to be E, although he wouldn't have a clue what to do with all the bath products.
I actually do believe it is possible to get all of that done. I'm not starting until whenever I wake up Saturday, and after I've had 2 lattes and read the paper.
update: 10 a.m. Sat.: I've had my 2 lattes, and I'm starting the list. go go go
update 2 p.m. Sat: 5 done, 15 to go
update 7 p.m. that's it for today. excellent progress!
Update 10 p.m. Sunday. Substituted finishing my list with finishing a book. Well, I'm definitely K, and happy with how much I did get done : )