My new book arrived today, entitled 'Just Do Something'. TJL has comandeered it already, which is a good thing, even though I bought it for myself. I have written the title up on our notice board in the kitchen, as I think it is quite a simple 'saying', and exactly what I need.
I am, currently, a hopeless housekeeper. Seriously, hopeless. That goes for gardening too. I don't know whether it is procrastination, laziness, or I'm just a waiter ... you know, waiting for a miracle to happen and the house tidies itself, garden weeds, plants and harvests itself (hasn't happened yet, but I keep waiting).
You know what I am good at. Reading and watching about housekeeping and gardening. I get ALL the magazines, and watch plenty of TV (my biggest problem perhaps), and read lots of blogs. And I admire and love all the houses and gardens I see, but when it comes to getting off my behind and actually doing anything to our own place, well I just don't. And so I am applying the 'Just do something' philosophy. This has resulted in our CYF's forms being filled in AND emailed. My forms to get a replacement degree certificate signed, witnessed, and ready to post. My lunch for tomorrow ready. My DVD's removed from their cases and put into 'folders'. A sorting of some knicknacks, including photos sent to my mother and sister, to see if they want any before I get rid of them. Giving a bag of clothes to the SPCA shop. Washing being washed, and other being folded. Supermarket shop shopped.
I just have to keep it up!