Today was my first day off in what feels like a month and, instead of spending it resting as one is wont to do, I spent it doing all of the things I have had on the back burner for months.
With the resurgence of winter just around the corner and the increase in the noise level of vermin trying to nest for said winter, it was time to go on the offensive. Thankfully I am a woman who is not afraid to get her hands dirty. I cannot fathom paying someone to do a job I am fully capable of doing myself so today was spent filling holes in my foundation, repairing the holes and cracks in my drywall and raking my lawn. And, as accomplished as I feel at the end of my day, I wish I had done this sooner.
Having done all of these tasks when I should have done them would have meant I could have soaked in the rays of the ever elusive sun. I don’t often procrastinate, but these menial jobs have been put off too many times to count. Life seems to have gotten in the way and all of my D.I.Y. projects have been collecting dust in the corner of my good intentions.
But now they are done. Those little tasks can now be labelled as “did it yesterday” and I can move on to tomorrow with a clear conscience. Any moral judgement I have of myself can now be reserved for the next batch of tasks I put off until “tomorrow”.
I like D.D.I.Y.
Daddy Did It Yesterday!!!
What to go hard working lady… I hope you get a true day of rest soon!!!
I like that DDIY….haha. Thank you….rest is coming soon. 🙂
It feels so good to sit back and say, ‘that’s done!’. Great work, now it’s time to relax 😉
Now I’m in a slight body coma….relaxing is an understatement. 😉
I am so overwhelmed and behind and writer’s blocked, I wish it meant that, too.
It will get better. You have so many hidden ideas…they will come. 🙂
The problem is that the tasks are never all done. But it does feel really good to scratch some off the list. Put your feet up and bask in the sense of accomplishment, for at least a few minutes. 🙂
I’m already feeling the weight on my eyelids….time to enjoy the sense of accomplishment while I sleep! 🙂
I think you’re on to something here.
At least I can use that phrase today!
Good for you! I wish I was handy enough (and had the time) to do all my house’s repair work myself
My only distraction is a four-legged companion so I have no excuses! 😉
Oh those back burner items…they just won’t leave us alone. I hope one day, I’ll have a day off from work where I can just read…nothing else…just read. 🙂
It seems there is always a list of things to do! It does feel good to cross some things off (even though often, a few more were added in the meantime…)
The crossing off part is well worth it!