Basically, I took about a week off. I had so many things to do, endlessly that I just got completely overwhelmed. When I took a day off to go to a party, I just didn’t start again the next day — last Monday.
Being lazy and unproductive hasn’t helped getting anything done, but it has lowered my stress.
Anyway, the result is that I still have an overwhelming “to do” list.
- Deal with food, both home grown and from the CSA.
- Clean/cull the house.
- The construction is on-going because we’ve had so much rain. The two week job has become a 4 week job. Hopefully, it will be finished this week, oh, wait, there’s a holiday — next week, sigh.
- Yard work.
- House Decorating.
None of these are single item, do it in an hour jobs. They are on-going, long-term, intensive and have many pieces.
Summer squash (from the CSA) is currently in the dehydrator.Finished. A new batch started. The latest batch of rhubarb is chopped on the cutting board. I need to figure out what I’m going to do with it.Froze it. I have the rest of last week’s food from the CSA to deal with. Need to figure a rough menu for between now and Wednesday and deal with the rest. Thursday we get more.No menu, but in process of using up and/or deciding to store the excess. One way I deal with food is to freeze it. I need to make a new inventory. What I have is completely out of date.In process.
Clean/Cull the House:
- I’d love to take a chunk o’ stuff out of the house, put it on the lawn and go through it. I may, if I have time today. But having time is strictly deciding that I’m going to do this rather than something else.
- I still have about 3 or 4 batches of laundry to do. I may break down and go to the laundromat in town to get them done, maybe. There are many places I could find enough “stuff” to make this worth doing: the living room, the kitchen, the attic, our bedroom, the office.
- Keep working on the “dump” areas: my office and the attic. My idea with this is that if I get these cleared out then I can move some of the excess stuff from the other rooms there. Especially the attic, as that’s what it’s for — right? [Started working to clear out one of the two sheds. The sheds are the outdoor “attics” and they need to be culled and cleaned as well.]
Most of this isn’t on me, but they’ve unearthed a lot of rocks and I want to use them elsewhere in the garden. They’ve also covered over a lot of bulbs and they need to be moved to the bulb bed before they’re all dead.In process.
- Finally, the big equipment moving across the space did in my stepping stones and the wildflowers I was trying to cultivate as ground cover. This area when they finish will need to be relandscaped.
- I need to weed the veggie garden plot. I’m not growing much this year, but it doesn’t do to let the weeds get a firm hold on the space, ‘eh?
- Finish distributing the old compost.
- Add the new L to the compost heap and organize the leaf pile.
- Make up the tutorial for and redo the kindling stand for next winter.
- Finish the memoir (again).
- Write the new novel, at least a draft.
- Finish the article for your friend.
- Get the shower curtain liner done.
- Get the bookcase boxes painted, if they’re going to be.
- Paint the stairs and baseboards in the living room.
- Repaint the bathroom.
- Move things in the hearth area as per the new design.
First commentary added 7/4/2017. Includes all 4 food items, cleaning one of the sheds (partial), and moving some of the rocks.