Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Five: The BIG To-Do


KatherineZJ of Revgals writes:

Greetings from the land of the Big To-Do!

It seems like every year I enter into the summer with a growing list of HUGE projects/events/trips that seem to have a permanent place on the 'to do' list.

This year I have a huge move pending so that takes up an entire list all on its own, but it doesn't take a big event like that for me to make plans bigger than my summer can hold!

How about you?

Is this the third summer in a row you have made a pledge involving your garage and actually getting a car into it?
Did you once again miss the registration deadline for the continuing education event of your dreams ?
Are you starting to think you couldn't even find the tents, let alone get it together to pull off a camping trip?

Here is your chance to get it out into the open and OWN your Big To-Do! Who knows? Maybe making the list will help you move the Big To-Do to the Big Ta-Da!

I can get me some ambition and drive my family crazy. Maybe I AM like Nellie Forbush in "South Pacific" (you know... A Cock-eyed Optimist?)

I dared to come up with a list....

1) What home fix-it project is on your Big To-Do?
Realistic: The roof is first. We're in the "getting estimates" stage. (We just did the water heater... fun times.)
Optimistic: If we can, doing the front steps, walk and driveway would be great.

2) What event (fun or work) is on your Big To-Do?
Realistic: keep up with the weeding...
Optimistic: Shall I go adventurous and say "dig up all my bulbs, separate and re-plant them" -- it could happen!

3) What trip is on your Big To-Do?
August. The beach. It's gonna happen! Ain't no maybe about that!!

4) What do you wish was on someone ELSE's (partner, family member, celebrity, etc...) Big To-Do?
Realistic:
Organize and de-clutter the garage, maybe even new storage units (i.e. racks, shelving)
Optimistic:
Re-organize (new fixtures) in my closets.
Re-do my kitchen (floors, countertops, cabinets)
Re-do our bedroom

5) Getting inspired? What may end this summer having moved from the Big To-Do to the Big Ta-da? Realistic:
Finish two more classes.
Get The Harpist packed and off to college.
Help Reedy Girl get ready for high school.
Optimistic:
Lose 20 pounds.
End world hunger.
Bring world peace.

OK, that's it!

Deb

5 comments:

Kathrynzj said...

LOVED the realistic vs. optimistic. I cannot believe that I am so busy this summer that 'get to the beach' didn't even make it on my list. Yikes!

Rev Honey said...

I wish I had thought of the realistic/optimistic bent. Great play. We too are getting our musician off to school - to your alma mater and mine!

Barbara B. said...

Yes, the 'realistic vs. optimistic' was inspired!!

Auntie Knickers said...

I also have my realist/optimist dichotomy. Great play.

altar ego said...

You go girl! There is that line between reality and what lies on the side of it, eh? Even this morning my husband went out to cut the grass and thirty minutes later there's no sign of the lawnmower and the nail-gun is busy as he puts it to use assembling gardening beds. Reality and optimism in this house are very confused!