I have started once again to make a list of things that I want to accomplish over my winter “off” season. I say “off” because you if you know me, you know that I don’t just sit around twiddling my thumbs all winter. I have to have something to do. And because I am probably OCD, I make list after list after list of To Do’s. (no, not for Fabgrandpa, for me). I usually have a much longer list of things to do than I could ever possible complete.
My lists, while I do mark off things I have done, tend to get longer every day. I constantly add things to them, so that it is never completely done. Before we leave the North Rim next month at the end of the season, I’ll clean out the pantry, go through all the closets and drawers, and do a general cleaning out–both to lighten the load and to make it easier to pack up for the road.
After we get to Georgia, there is a loooonnnngg list of things to do. Because the carpets have gotten so dirty with both FabGrandpa and I clomping around in our work boots, I’ll be looking for a Chem-Dry place to see if there is one nearby. I need to get carpet cleaning done as soon as possible so that if we have company it won’t look so bad. I could do it myself with a can of carpet shampoo, but I want my carpet to also be treated for protection against stains and dirt.
I’ll look for a manicure and pedicure as soon as possible. I haven’t had either done in going on six months and it is about time! Oh, and I’m going to see Becky for a good hair cut.
So, here is what the lists look like right now:
Get Ready List:
Clean out closets and drawer
Wash and pack away uniforms
To Do Off Season:
get carpet cleaned
take inventory of fabric and patterns
write tutorials for sewing projects
work on online store
look for craft shows to attend
look for a house
make Emily’s quilt
finish Seth and Sarah’s quilt
So, they don’t look too bad right now, but you know I’ll add new stuff. Why do I do this to myself?