It’s Time

Remember the end of last school  year when I was pretty sure we weren’t going to make it?  Well we did.

And we made it through the summer.  It was tough lounging on the beach, by the pool, and around the house, but I did it.  Because somebody has to watch these children.

It all ended too quickly if you ask me.  But nobody did, so the bus came this morning and my boys got on it.

IMG_3876After they left, I sat there and stared at the empty coat rack for a few minutes.  No back packs, no rain coats.  Just summer hats without boys heads in them.

And just like that, the summer is over.  And so is my lazy party.  Boo.

I have to tell you, I really let things go this summer so I have determined that it is imperative that I use these upcoming weeks before my job picks back up to redeem myself as a human being.

Item of business number one was being up and dressed by 7:30am this morning.  Because I have found that it is more than difficult to feel any sense of motivation if I am still shuffling around in my robe at 9:00 in the morning.  Weird and shocking, I know.

So, part of this whole re-entry into functioning society plan includes getting some stuff done around here that have been sorely neglected over the course of my summer check-out season.  I am hoping that by publishing this list, I will feel more motivated (or guilted) into getting this stuff done.  Because it is all stuff that really needs to be done.  Because I am adult and adults do things.

My pants need a good kicking every once in a while, do yours?  Darn pants.

1.)  Paint the guest bathroom- While I realize that all of my house guests have really been enjoying the many paint samples on the walls for ALMOST A YEAR, it’s probably time to just pick something and paint.  Seriously self.  JUST PICK SOMETHING.

2.)  Re-caulk the shower- It’s bad ya’ll.  No amount of vinegar, bleach, or sandblasting can help me now.  ALL the caulk needs to come out.  It needs to dry thoroughly (which is not an easy task in Florida), and then it needs some fresh caulk.  Which should be super fun.  {sarcasm}

3.)  Repaint the Adirondack chairs-  I am not one hundred percent certain about this, but I am pretty sure that when you sit on a chair, it shouldn’t leave black on your clothes.  This little task would help me with my “reclaim the porch” project too, so that’s a double win, yes?

4.)  Clean out my closet-  I keep throwing the idea of a minimalist/capsule wardrobe around.  Thoughts on that?  I do love clothes, but not enough to shop for them.  I think I would be completely happy with just some basic pieces and fun accessories.  I think.  This endeavor would not only require a MAJOR closet clean out, but some deep thinking about what makes up a minimalist wardrobe.  I think I will put that on the back burner.  Probably just getting my closet in a semi-usable order is enough for now.

5.)  Start Christmas shopping-  I know, I know.  It’s entirely too early to think about that kind of stuff, but the truth is, the winter season is my busiest time at work.  It seems that all the Snowbirds prefer sunny Florida to their northern climates come that time of year.  Snowbirds flying south equals me being super busy taking care of said Snowbirds, which equals a stressed me trying to buy Christmas presents for a zillion people.  This year I am going to give myself a little Christmas present.  I will shop now for my future, stressed working self.  Good idea, self.

6.)  Meal plan, cook, repeat- It’s time.  It’s just time.

7.)  Get this blog in order- I have a lot of work to do around here, ya’ll.  I would love some feedback about what needs to be tweaked, what you love, what you hate.  I have all sorts of fun (and not so fun) stuff to do around here because I want to get back in the proverbial blogging saddle.  I’ve missed you all so much!

So how about you?  Have you let things slide over the summer?

Want to join me in my “become a productive member of society again” endeavor?  Let me know what you have on your list and maybe we can guilt trip each other into doing some stuff.  Because we are adults and it’s about time we acted like it.

Cheers to a new school year!


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