May 28th, 2019


A quite productive day.

The first couple of days of the long weekend were mostly full of inertness; apparently I needed it. But today I wanted to get something done, and so after lunch I took a piece of paper and stuck it to the fridge with a "Strong Like Bull" fridge magnet, which gives a very satisfying "thunk" feel to posting a list on the fridge, and wrote some things on it that I wanted to get done.

Through the day I added more things and crossed things off, and by the end of the day I had:
  • fetched potting soil and fertilizer and a pot from the local nursery, along with some mulch, and repotted my little apple tree that has one leaf right now,
  • cut some of the wildflowers next to the driveway that had gotten knocked down, and put them in a vase,
  • broken down the pile of empty boxes in the office and put them in the recycle bin,
  • emptied the dishwasher and refilled it,
  • washed the couple of dirty pots and pans in the sink, and cleaned the kitchen counters,
  • helped Suzanne with clearing out the back garden, including taking out several thistles that had grown taller than me,
  • cooked a couple of quarts of oatmeal (with slivered almonds and dried currants in it) for breakfasts through the week,
  • and started a load of laundry.
And probably a handful of little things I've forgotten, too. There are still a couple of things on the list that didn't get done, but I'm leaving it up for tomorrow after work.

I need to remember this technique for the future. Having the list definitely helped -- both with motivation, and with remembering all the various things I wanted to get done.

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