Monday, July 18, 2005

Done List...

I don't like 'To Do' lists because I inevitably list too many things and get depressed and beat myself up when I don't finish them all. So I've decided to start doing 'Done' lists so that I can see my progress instead of what I've not gotten done. So here's my list from this weekend:

1. in-depth cleaning in my bathroom including taking down the shades on the light fixtures and washing the thick dust off of them, cleaning the year-old stain over-spray off the outside of the window, cleaning the dust off all the other hard to reach areas, and cleaning the inside of the window. It's so nice to be able to look through clean glass!

2. the usual laundry and dishes; this never ends...

3. repotted an orchid whose roots were growing all out of the pot

4. finished the other cornice for a bedroom window and hung it; this might sound simple but because I'm clumsy it takes me three times as long to do this kind of stuff than it takes a normal person. It's truly a comedy of errors to watch me try to do these things. Joanne Liebler, I'm not. I hate her. But I push on and get things done all the while grunting and cussing and yelling at anyone who happens to look my way or get within 20 feet of me. There are two windows in my room, and the one window has had its cornice up for at least a year. It took me this long to get up the gumption to struggle through hanging the other one. This was my biggest accomplishment this weekend. David doesn't do windows.

5. hung a support bracket under a poorly designed but pretty shelf. This task went relatively smoothly for me compared to the cornice.

6. won $20 on the lottery-- $15 on Powerball and $5 on a scratch-off; only spent $6 on the tickets. This follows winning $42 a couple of weeks ago. This is a good investment for me so far. My return is far greater than any of my mutual funds or other accounts.

7. finished embellishing a pretty little lamp... will post a picture later.

8. finished my first weaving experiment... will post a picture of it too.

10 comments:

Rainypete said...

I've gotta say I liek the idea of a done list. Way better for the ego than a depressing list fo things you should have accomplished but didn't.

SierraBella said...

You accomplished quite a bit!
I too like the idea of a "done list."

eatmisery said...

Done Lists always make you feel better than To Do Lists!

Kat said...

Wow, I haven't even finished unpacking from the move in April! Done list sounds better than my never-gets-done-list. Maybe I will try it your way!

mr_g said...

So...do you actually have to finish stuff to put on a "Done List"? If not, I could make a great list!

madman said...

Thanks for the investment advice--I am thinking of cashing out the 401k and buying Lotto tickets.

midwest_hick said...

my 'done'list would've been much shorter...lol

Rae Ann said...

I'm glad everyone likes this idea. Now if I can keep this up...

and mr g, yeah, it has to be done to get on the list. I could make great 'to finish' lists too, but that's as depressing as 'to do'.

madman, maybe you can send me a little money and I'll 'invest' it for you! lol

midwest hick, my 'done' list is usually much shorter.

Chris said...

Damn. Quite a done list, but what a great idea. So much less daunting than a to-do list. THe done list is one you'll want to be longer.

Kajay said...

Wow, the Done list is a great idea!