A week ago, my boss told me to pick a day off. Today was that day. A Tuesday. I picked today because my daughter had to have a cavity filled. (#sadface #firstone) Since I’d have to take time off for that anyway, I figured it would be easier to take the whole day. So……Tuesday it was!
Unfortunately, I had a last-minute meeting thrown in at 7 a.m. for a review committee, so it involved a whole lot of shuffling around for Hubby this a.m. Add a little bit of early a.m. chaos and some cold weather=brutal. Happy to report that the world didn’t end, everyone made it to school (eventually) and I made it to my meeting on time with no loss of life or limb. #winning
To really do the day right, after my meeting I made a breakfast date with one of my oldest BFFs (chronologically speaking). Followed by a nice long walk with our pup, it was a good, GOOD way to start the day off!
Then I got to work. A variety of tasks, but I have been extremely motivated by little miss thang, Kathryn Whitaker. If you haven’t been following her Instagram account and Instastories you’ve missed out. She is the Catholic Martha Stewart of the blogging world–seriously, if you need some party ideas—she’s crazy good!) Now. I DO love this gal, twang and all….she’s even sweet in person, in a wheelchair with a broken patella at the Edel conference (next time girl, we’re gonna hang!), but I do NOT share her attention to detail or focus. I am a solidly “ish” person—get the task done, but usually no plan, just mayhem until it’s finished and often the finished product is good-ish, but not perfect. I also tend to get a little scattered when faced with really large projects—shiny objects and all, however…..it all gets done and often it is truly a miracle that it does. And you know what? I am ok with that, truly. It works for me. So, while I was truly fascinated with Kathryn’s stories and progress as she simplified her house, I felt ZERO envy. I did, however, feel a motivation that our house DEFINITELY needs a good solid purging and now I have somewhat of a plan in mind. (music to my Hubby’s ears) This won’t be accomplished in 10 days, but over the next couple of months. I also think if I asked Kathryn to be my accountability partner in ANYthing, she’d straight up whip me in shape. So, I’m a little scared to go that far, but maybe…..just maybe!! baby steps
Today, I started off small. One section. Cleaned out an armoire that is destined to go to a new home in the near future and made a trunkful donation to our church’s thrift store. This also gave me an additional tool for my mobile office (AKA purse), so I am truly on fire now. Look out!!!
After that, I finished up some smaller to-do tasks, read some of my current book “The Pearl that broke its shell” and hit the bridge for some quick steps to finish up my 10,000 steps.