Just Do It

November 11, 2008 at 11:32 am 5 comments

Today is Tuesday.  My house is still a wreck here and there, but the carpet looks fresh and new, and I’m loving not moving anything back onto it!

I need to get to painting today and SO do not feel like breaking out oil based paint on a wet and dreary day.

First, I have to find my paint clothes which were dumped out of my closet when we cleared the floor last week.  This setback alone is enough to severely stunt my progress on this task.

My sole motivation is that I cannot find some relevant clothing items in the morning until I get my dresser moved back in the room.   I can’t move the dressers back until I re-paint the trim–in much need (the caulk is old and cracking out–should have been done when we moved in, but I skipped it due to babies needing my attention in the house).

Ever have tasks ahead of you that just make the entire day UGH?  I think I asked this last week, too.  I am actually anxious to begin holiday preparations this year in comparison to these UGH tasks.  I hope to get them all done in one day just to keep from stealing that much life focus.  What a pain!

The other exciting tasks I have today to deal with a fraud dispute with AT&T to a family members name registered to the phone number “0” with no address given.  You can’t get a phone bill with no address and no phone number except “0”.

I would guess it’s easier to get into the White House than to our own phone account, or register one.  Yet a number “0” with no address? Sounds like they have something screwy in their system.  But, with an affidavit sitting here many pages long…it has to be done.

Well, much to do friends, and I must find some energy and motivation to do it…it’s still not coming to me.

That means doing it whether you have the energy or not.  Just do it.  (Original, I know).


Entry filed under: Everyday.

MomQ–Tuesday Wednesday and Me

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bellissimanh  |  November 11, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Ugh… I’m having one of those days too! Had plenty of housework to be done today, but watching “Kit Kittredge” with the kids won out. I love holidays. 🙂 Perfect excuse, right? LOL

  • 2. Misty  |  November 11, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve been catching up on some much needed cleaning in the bedroom, kitchen, and living room. I can’t believe how much dust can accumulate, especially on ceiling fans. I’m glad I took a Claritin!

  • 3. Cindy  |  November 11, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Sounds better than being in a meeting all day – I nearly fell asleep after lunch while the presenter went on and on and on…………….

  • 4. Aunt Kay  |  November 12, 2008 at 12:18 am

    At least your have a house to clean! Poor me!
    love ya!

  • 5. Aunt Marsha  |  November 12, 2008 at 7:43 am

    please do send me her addresses to both my e-mails. I can’t wait to hear from her or at least send her something so she can feel we are thinking of her!!!
    God bless,
    Aunt M

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