I've been keeping really busy of late (me? no way!) and I decided earlier this week that it would be a good idea for me to make a to-do list of my non-job-related projects to make sure I didn't let anything slip through the cracks.
It filled an entire page.
That is how I found myself at the post office at one o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, mailing dues statements for my community service organization. Once I had the list in front of me, I put my head down and just started plowing through it.
Now I'm mostly caught up on club business (except that I need to prepare a handout for our region conference at the end of the month). Two of my three tax forms have been submitted. Work for my dad's company is under control for now. I wrote a letter to the water company on my dad's behalf and got that mailed. I feel so accomplished.
Tonight all I have to do is make a cheesecake for Cagey's birthday party (they're better if they have a few days to cure before serving) and comb all the cats with my new Furminator for an upcoming blog post.* Anyone who is coming to Cagey's will be happy to know that I plan to make the cheesecake first.
At some point I also need to prepare for a two-hour presentation I'm doing next week on business blogging. I know what I want to talk about, but an outline would be helpful.
That doesn't count the yard work and gardening that looms, nor the weekly volunteer stuff to which I've committed myself. Still, I'm feeling optimistic that I've made some progress. That's something.
*Disclosure: The Furminator was provided to me at no charge as part of a blogger program related to National Hairball Awareness Day (see badge on right). My eventual blog post is guaranteed to permanently cement my crazy cat lady reputation.
Photo credit: Tom Ray