27 December 2012

What to do?

Now that I'm all rested, I need to do something useful so that at the end of my break I don't hate myself for not doing anything.  But the problem is what to do?  I have so many things I can/want/need to do, I'm not sure where to start.

Well, they always say a list is good.

Things I need to do:

  • groom/bath Olivia
  • buy some late Christmas presents
  • vacuum/sweep the floors
  • buy groceries
  • do laundry
  • get the oil changed in my truck
Things I should do:
  • groom/bath Clarissa and Isabel
  • get lesson plans ready for school
  • buy some clothes
  • buy some shoes
  • write a couple of reviews
  • add more books to LibraryThing
  • clean my truck
Things I want to do:
  • clean the window in the bedroom
  • bind Maggie's scrapbook
See, my 'need to' and my 'should' lists are a lot longer than my 'want to' list in large part because I've forgotten how to have fun?  Or I've re-invented myself so many times I don't know who I am? Or I'm depressed?  Or all of the above and then some?

I do feel pathetic.  I have time off and money to buy/do things.  But when someone asks "what do you want to do for fun?", I have no answer.  I think I should have an answer.  I think most people do have answers.  Maybe others don't either -- I don't know.  Maybe that's why places like Facebook are so popular -- it is a great distraction from actually living a life.  And this may fall in the same category, but I do hope me writing does help to clarify things for me, so maybe not.

Well, off to do a bit of cleaning -- get the window cleaned and vacuum.  Then maybe the stores will be open.


Cynthia said...

I feel the same sometimes too, don't try to over think things. What did I accomplish yesterday, got the washing done, cleaned up after Monty, showered Mum,cleaned the kitchen floor but haven't done the rest of the house yet. Did I mention the freezers need defrosting?
We're in the process of re doing Tess cat tower so got 2 poles redone in sisal rope. Got some meat for Tess but forgot to cut into strips and freeze.
See like me you'll never get everything done, one thing at a time.

L.M. Hornberger said...

I try not to stress out getting my to-do lists done, but then I keep thinking I only have so many days left until school starts again.

Just really need to do one thing at a time...