Saturday, January 21, 2012

A wise woman once told me.....

"....paint your closet when you paint the room because you'll never come back to it".  It was not that I didn't believe her, it was that I was not the sort to fall into that trap.   Not me.  I'll come back to it.  Well, as I make the trip around my house this weekend to create a list of household projects that need to be done throughout the winter and coming spring, why is that almost all start with "Complete...."  or  "Finish...."    Guess it is just not in my needlework world where I have several WIP's going on. 

Starting the new year is always a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.   In the past when I have made THE LIST, it has been incredibly long and I have felt like I will never get through and thus don't!  You know the feeling, so much to do that you don't know where to start so you don't.   So my attack this year is to not make the ENTIRE HOUSE TO DO list but go room by room.   Once everything in one room is brought up to snuff, then I will move to the next to make a new list.  It might be less daunting and rather then an unending list, I will be able to check off room by room.    It might work.   Nothing to loose and obviously my other method didn't work. 

One weekend/one job and then the feeling of accomplishment.   This weekend is the final touch-up of paint in the laundry room.   What?  You thought I was finished.   Well, it was finished to some extent that there are those who would be happy.   Not me.   The woodwork and trim all was primed and given one coat of paint which I need to give the second coat to.  The doors the same thing.     If you are going to do it, do it right and don't add it to that list of jobs to come back to!  There is a nick here and there on the wall paint when the cabinets and countertop went in.  And then there is the extra pieces of flooring that need to be stored somewhere.  Little things that no one else but probably moi is aware of.   So I am off to spackle the nail holes where the baseboard was pulled off to install the floor and sand and paint.   Once Mr. W. cuts down two larger shelves for me to outfit the broom closet with shelves for storing bottled water and soda and such I can check this room off the To-Do list today.

And I bet my sister thought I never paid attention to her words of wisdom.

2 comments:

Sarah Lampesalot said...

How about instead of doing one room at a time you do one house at a time... yours first, then mine! Ha ha... good luck with the projects! Our list is long too... but I like the "finish one room at a time" approach. Might steal that one...

Colleen said...

Made my 'house to do' list last weekend. My list not only says, finish or complete, it has words like repair or replace...in the stitching world I think that is called 'frogging'...LOL. Have a super day. Hope you can stitch a bit.