|The pile that sits inches from my left arm as I type this at my computer. I should be ashamed.|
So I have a new goal; Get Stuff Done. And more specifically (because I really do get quite a bit of 'stuff' done everyday), I am working at taking care of problems when they happen. Today I feel like I made progress. When we moved to New England (two years ago) we had to open new bank accounts. Then our old bank merged with our new bank, and our accounts have been a bit of a mess. Today I finally went into the bank (with both kids mind you) and got everything sorted out. I took an hour. Not my favourite hour, but now I can stop feeling worried about mystery fees on accounts I don't use, or accidentally paying my bills from the wrong one. Progress, right?
And then I felt so good about myself, that I fixed something else. A few days ago Kid 2 broke a piece of Kid 1's tea set. I know you might think it's my own fault for having a breakable tea set, but the admirer of Montessori in me, likes the idea of teaching kids to handle items that are fragile. Kid 2 is two years old, so he is still learning to be careful, and a piece fell on the floor and broke. And what did I do? I put it on my crowded kitchen counter out of reach and pledged to 'fix it later'.
So today, I took 5 minutes, and just fixed it.
As an aside, I'm a big fan of this craft glue from Martha Stewart. I've used it for lots of projects, including glueing this particular tea set back together again, and it works really well.
Easy, right? Now if I could just keep up the momentum and tackle some of the other piles I have in my house (and the mental lists in my head).