We got home late Sunday night (9/8/13). Monday and Tuesday were veg out days. All I accomplished was food prep (sandwiches and store bought potato salad) and the laundry.
Wednesday I had to go with Joe to Bowie and Grand Prairie, Texas to hook up two trucks going to Celina, Ohio. These trucks were “Emergency moves for a good customer” and Dependable wanted to look good.
Joe has a lot of work to do on the trailer and had started making schedules with his various vendors to have the trailer this week. So, it will be put off one more week. After Joe gets home from Celina, Ohio late tonight he will have this week and most of next for the repairs to be made.
Joe has a couple of doctor appointments next week he has to attend. Can’t put these off. One of them is to make sure his lungs have healed well enough from this bi-lateral pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs) and he can be taken off the Warfarin for good.
Starting my paperwork regimen is always fraught with angst. I made a vow to myself that this year there will be NO WHINING.
Thursday I went to Office Depot for the necessary supplies I will need to complete this task. I decided to get a full blown day planner. I usually carry with me a monthly planner to keep track of the days we are out and home. This is for our tax purposes and to help me remember where we have been. This new day planner will be one that will be used for setting goals and keeping track of them.
Normally I have three months to do all the paperwork, clean the house, fix meals, and make attempts to get some crafting done. The urge to get cracking on everything is so strong because I’ve taught myself to cram everything in all at one time. The result of this is I have created an ADD Monster. Attention Deficit Disorder off the scale %itch. I don’t like me before it is all said and done.
In fact, I dislike myself so much during this time that I don’t even want to be home.
I had a “Management Meeting” with myself yesterday. Didn’t last long because my head wasn’t in the right space. However, I was able to write down a few things that are important to me. Security and Personality Qualities.
While at Office Depot I found some cute Washie Tape rolls I will be incorporating into my day planner as I go along. I’m not going to get all critical about myself and the design elements of my pages. I need to be accountable to myself. Find out just, exactly, how much time I spend procrastinating over an element of my work that I don’t like doing.
One section of the day will be goals for my paperwork and another section will be my goals for house cleaning. I’m going to be doing the Flylady Zones instead of trying to kill myself by doing it all at once….as I normally do.
I will be wearing many hats this coming week. The first hat will be “Mail Room Clerk”. This morning I wore my “Management” hat to get the weeks goals written down. First for our business…
Then I had another Management meeting for scheduling housekeeping goals….
Putting the task off as long as I could, I had to remind myself that one of my “Personality goals” was to be more accountable to myself and to focus on a task at hand with discipline. See it through to the end. Looking at eight months of mail….I looked around me to see whom I could pawn the task off to. No one else here. Might as well get on with it.
Three hours later the “Mail Room Clerk” job was finished. Piles of bank statements, Settlement sheets, Joe’s medical bills, and our household bills.
The floor has suffered quite a bit through this exercise. The pile nearest the kitchen sink will end up in the recycling bin. The pile further away will be shredded and the resultant bags of shredded paper will also be dumped in the recycling bin.
Now that this task is finished I think I will go watch some YouTube videos on decorating day planner pages or some other paper crafting delight. Get the old nearly fizzled out embers heating up and setting fire once again.