Almost Done/Finally Finished

by leanneja on August 12, 2010 · 10 comments

in Goals,Time

Do you have a list like mine? Things that are almost done but not quite. I don’t mean half finished craft projects. I have more of those than I can count. I mean things like this empty frame that just needs a picture put in it.

My best friend gave me this beautiful frame for my birthday (in January). It has sat on my dresser with a picture of some man I don’t know since that time. Well Whitney, you’ll be glad to know I finally printed off a picture and stuck it in the frame. It took me all of 3 minutes.

Or what about using my label maker to cover up my hand written labels, because I didn’t have any batteries for the labelmaker at the time.

I know it’s not a big deal, but it looks so much nicer now and took less than 10 minutes.

How about super gluing my boys toys back together so they could enjoy them instead of asking me 6 times a day if I’d fixed their toys yet.

Yeah, that took me 2 minutes, even with drying time.

Then there’s Ammon’s subway art I finished over a week ago that’s been sitting in my room on the floor. I just took 2 of the new Black Command Strips and stuck them on the back of the board.

Made sure it was level.

And 3 minutes later Ammon’s subway art was on his wall and not on my floor.

I’ve been wanting a place to put letters that need to be mailed. By the back door was the perfect spot to see them before I walk out. I attached a Command Spring Clip to a board in the mudroom.

Now I have a place for those letters that need to be mailed and a place for the stamps so I don’t misplace them.

It took about a minute to put up.

This is how the area above my desk has looked for a few months.

These pictures were sitting by my desk that whole time and it took less than 5 minutes to hang them. I think it looks so much better now. 

Then I realized I hadn’t updated the Summer Fun Banner for about 2 weeks. The kids have been wanting to see new pictures of themselves.

So, I added swimming in the pool

Playing in the sprinklers

Going to the park for a picnic

Going to the mountains

Going to the Zoo

Riding the Front Runner to Salt Lake City

That took about 15 minutes, because I had to print, cut and hang the pictures.

Altogether everything took just under 40 minutes to finish. Not much time, but it would have been even less time if I would have followed through on the projects as they occured. So my goal is to start and finish things in a reasonable amount of time and not let them pile up.

What about you? Do you have a list of small things you need to cross off? Take a few minutes today to work on them so you don’t end up having hours of work later. I should go see what else I can get done.

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

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Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

Market Yourself Monday at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane August 13, 2010 at 9:21 am

Reading this was as if I had written it!!! Sooo much the way it is in my house. I keep telling myself to do that….do things as they come about! I hope you can stick with that as well!!! :o)

Chantel August 13, 2010 at 10:27 am

I think I needed to read this today, I have tons of little things like that, and I really should just do them :-)

This is the link to your award

http://mythoughtsandtreasures.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-awards-are-treasures.html

have a great weekend!

Lori August 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Love the Blue Jays hat….I live about 45 mins outside of Toronto.

Madigan at madiganmade August 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Yeah, I have a little bit of this and a little bit of that to do, too!
Doesn’t it feel so good to check them ‘done’? (and to enjoy those little fun things, too!)

Makalani August 13, 2010 at 8:07 pm

oh boy, don’t get me started. I have unfinished things everywhere and you know, itstead of just taking the time to complete even one of them, it weighs subconsiously on my brain.
It is such a great feeling to even get one of those completed, and I know this.

I started yesterday and completed 4 projects that were just waiting for me and for a breif moment I felt accomplished until I looked at the other pile waiting for me. LOL :) Oh well, one project at a time.

~Makalani
http://www.MakazHome.com

Tara August 14, 2010 at 7:46 am

I just finished reading “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin and your post reminded me of that! One of the commandments she makes for herself is “Do it now.” I am so guilty of that – it would only take me a few minutes to do a minor task that would make my life majorly easier, but it just seems so overwhelming!

I’m blogging about my happiness project if you’re interested in checking it out!

Tara
http://www.tarabeingtara.blogspot.com

Catch a Falling Star August 16, 2010 at 11:17 am

I’m absolutely loving the summer fun banner!
I think I would like to make one but not necessarily just for summer. Maybe ‘All Occasion’ banner?
Hmmm…
I know what you mean about tons of little projects.
I have many myself but, I like to keep busy all the time.

Lauren August 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

good jobs done!!
xoxo,
lauren

Cassidy August 18, 2010 at 7:36 am

THAT Bakugan in particular is my nemesis! WE DO NOT GET ALONG for the same reason as you! :)

Kathy May 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm

YES!!! I was just thinking about that. So many of my projects are “for now” and get slow and little upgrades until they are done. I dont have a huge chunk of time and free time always comes in snipets:)
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