Saturday, September 4, 2010

Getting Things Done, Part II

After reading the book I mentioned below, and writing down every project and To-Do I could think of, I have really gone wild with Getting Things Done around here. So many of the little nagging projects are done now and it feels terrific. Just a few minutes ago I wrote two notes that have been hanging over me for months. They are now stamped and ready for the mailbox. Whew!

Saturday evening: Today we also CONQUERED one little, tiny project that was HUGE in our minds. It's been hangin' around for 2 1/2 years: get two pieces of concrete retaining wall toppers trimmed down to size. It really shouldn't have taken so long to do, but we couldn't find anyone to do it. Finally, a stone yard suggested we try buying a concrete-cutting blade for our circular saw and trim it ourselves. Surprise! It worked! And the wall was finished in about two minutes.

Without working all that hard or steadily, here's what I accomplished from my lists in the last few days:
Wrote two notes and mailed them
Finished retaining wall
Organized several files on computer
Worked on notes for classes I'm teaching
Cleaned out 7-10 file folders
Created two binders of crafts instructions
Emailed a recipe to a friend, who had requested it three months ago
Printed off a monogram for a photo album
Began making a "Legacy Box" as discussed on Dave Ramsey's website
Responded to three emails
Hemmed one pair of pants
Cleaned out a file box
Typed and printed three recipes


NewKidontheBlogg said...

I am getting back to FlyLady now. I just blogged about de-cluttering and spoke humorously about it at Toastmasters Wednesday night. I try to follow what FlyLady says, like Friday on her e-mail she said clean out your purse and car. Also she always says take baby steps and you are not behind.

A.D. said...

FlyLady is good. She's helpful if you need someone to tell you what to do every day. But her emails can annoy. And I don't want someone telling me to put my shoes on every single morning; they ruin the floors.

NewKidontheBlogg said...

FlyLady can be downright silly also. I agree about the e-mails. I get one a day and will eventually stop getting them when I have finished having my yard sale and have a more orderly, simplified home.

Tell us more about your writing things down and how that is helping. What book(s) do you like, A.D.?

I wrote last week about de-cluttering on and I have all these get organized books. LOL On Tues. I may win one! I also ordered one as you see on that blog. Someone I like to read about self-improvement. Then maybe enough doesn't get done!

joyce said...

I need a nap! But hey! I am glad to know if I need some concrete cut I can call on you!!! Ima gonna reserve 'The Book' at the library & read it! I love you're the best!