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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On the first day

I woke "on time" even without the alarm, as if I was poised to "get things done, on the first day! I  slipped into my bathing suit and a sweatshirt to ward off the early morning chill and slipped into the pool to warm up! Put daily exercise, no excuses on my daily schedule.

I headed to the pile of laundry where I sorted, purged, and began washing.  Put do the wash regularly on my weekly list!

I moved into the pantry and the fridge, next, where I removed questionable foods, merged duplicate containers, and organized the cleaned out spaces so that I could find things!  Put clean fridge on my bi-weekly list! 

I headed into the garage even though there was much more to do inside. The weather was near perfect and I knew that the 100 plus days on the horizon would not be good ones for hauling boxes.  The piles of now-falling-apart-boxes, valued treasures-memorabilia-collections, and really-more-like-junk were intermingled and to be honest, daunting (which is why this project has not been completed since I moved nearly 2 years ago)!  Don't put off for tomorrow what you can get done today, I smiled!

I remembered it would have been my parents 68th anniversary as I loaded boxes my mom packed for my not-yet-married nieces and nephews into my front seat. It's time to put them into the intended hands rather than in my garage, I thought hoping my mom would have agreed!

I was exhausted, but accomplished even if there were still many piles, closets and boxes ahead, as I climbed into bed to finish Brain on Fire. Put read for fun on my list this summer, I thought as I relished a first day well spent,

8 comments:

elsie said...

Sounds like you are on a mission and by the end of the summer, you will be able to say, "Mission accomplished!" Keep it up!

Unknown said...

What a full first day! I always have great intentions for productivity, but usually, I end up with a partially completed list. Hope the rest of your summer is productive, as well as restful.

Stephanie K said...

What a full first day! I always have great intentions for productivity, but usually, I end up with a partially completed list. Hope the rest of your summer is productive, as well as restful.

Sherri Spelic said...

Congratulations! You were full of follow through spirit! I could take a cue from you example although I am well past that first day.

Lisa Corbett said...

I'm always most productive during the first week off. I want to relax, but I make myself push through the first few big projects. Good luck with the garage. That would be my least favourite!

Margaret Simon said...

I need the energy of the first day. I've settled in and don't get nearly as much done during the day.

Tara said...

Summer routines - you were so purposeful on that first day, Anita - bravo!

Unknown said...

You continue to be an inspiration, Anita! It feels good to purge and organize! I've been trying to get a little done every day.