I’m still working on a suitable schedule, but I have one that roughly works. Just as I found my footing with my schedule, I’m finding myself busy with fall appointments. (In hindsight, it may have been a bad idea to schedule all of my healthcare checkups in September, October, and November.) However, there is an upside to all of the visits to various doctors. Thanks to one appointment to take care of a minor health problem via non-invasive surgery, I found myself off from work for two days last week. The break was actually what I needed to jumpstart my motivation.

Now that I’m recovered from my minor surgery, I’m ready to take on the list of chores that I had been putting off for months. Although there wasn’t any urgency to do the chores, or consequences for not doing them immediately, the fact that they needed to be done was always at the back of my mind. Now that I have a set day to do them (this Saturday), I’m excited to finally to finally scratch them off my list. The chores mostly consist of cleaning, caulking, and resealing drafts in the house for the winter. They also include landlord work, as I have to do pest control and spray the entire duplex. (Professional DIY pest control kits are awesome and effective, but a tad expensive compared to consumer items sold at big box stores.)

Thinking about it, I never did my annual spring cleaning so a fall cleaning is badly needed. Sometime it’s nice just to sit down and literally get the house in order.


Have you ever been glad to get to an item on your list that you had been procrastinating on for a long time?


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