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    three simple things a day

    I liked the bookending thread for the weekend! In the same spirit, I wanted to start a thread where we could post three things we wanted to "get to" each day and then a place to bookend whether we did them. I want to make my things simple and achievable, but the kind of things I am not getting to because of work, etc.
    So for today, here are my 3 things:
    practice violin 30 minutes
    pick up violin and cello from repair
    knit on granddaughter's mitten for 30 minutes

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    Ok, three things beyond my regular schedule for today:
    bake (done but I want credit)
    Make 5 clay texture pieces (part of my class homework for the week)
    move the pine cupboard

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    Well, that didn’t happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post
    Well, that didn’t happen.
    Aw, you did get one, though!

    I managed to get all three in and it feels great. Tomorrow I will try to

    practice violin for half hour
    start learning "Music of the Night" on the cello
    get to the thumb portion of the mitten

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    Maybe i’ll Just post if I manage three extra things tomorrow - any three.

    tomorrow is pretty full.

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    I didn't post a list, as I knew better with one project I needed to do today. I went down to the garage, just so I would have a spare pair of hands in case of trouble, and ended up being the spare pair of hands and working there, today. They were behind and have one on vacation, and one injured, and I ended up being the spare hands that was able to speed up things, be second hands/runner, etc. Started on my project then, around 3:15 or so and was done a little after 5pm.
    Replacing a rusted shackle on a leave spring, isn't an easy job. Half goes quick, and the other half your fighting it tooth and nail. (almost broke a toe, when a tool fell off the rack onto my foot)
    I expect I will be limping like my bosses tomorrow.
    I will be able to do what I need to get caught up Saturday, but won't be able to do the fun errand, until next week.

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    So, Sunday’s are “unscheduled” by which I mean scheduled one at a time.

    the kids who live in town are coming over tonight for dinner to celebrate dh’s Birthday (was Friday) so after 4:30 it’s all family time.

    three things I need to do before they arrive:
    clean bathroom
    vacuum
    make pie

    three things I really want to do today:
    Rebed chicken coop
    move pullets
    start my pottery homework

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post
    So, Sunday’s are “unscheduled” by which I mean scheduled one at a time.

    the kids who live in town are coming over tonight for dinner to celebrate dh’s Birthday (was Friday) so after 4:30 it’s all family time.

    three things I need to do before they arrive:
    clean bathroom
    vacuum
    make pie

    three things I really want to do today:
    Rebed chicken coop
    move pullets
    start my pottery homework
    You guys are putting down "have to things," and that is great. But I was going to put down things in CL's second category--things I really want to do but never get to because of work and chores.

    For today, I plan to
    practice cello and violin for 45 minutes
    work on my new computer for 45 minutes
    get to the thumb on the mitten--that did not get accomplished, as by the time I go to bed and have time to knit, my eyes are too tired to see!

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    Tybee, I realized what you were doing.

    the first three items I have been putting off because they were not critical. If I don’t do them before the kids come, there will once again be no pressure and I will go back to putting them off.

    i cleaned the bathroom - that was most important- and am on water break from working on rebedding the coop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post
    Tybee, I realized what you were doing.

    the first three items I have been putting off because they were not critical. If I don’t do them before the kids come, there will once again be no pressure and I will go back to putting them off.

    i cleaned the bathroom - that was most important- and am on water break from working on rebedding the coop.
    Good for you! I am thinking maybe I should add one thing to the list so it is one and three-- one item I have been putting off and three pleasurable ones I have not been getting to-- okay so for today, my put off thing/unpleasant is going through and moving my laptop into a new bag because the old one got ruined with coffee stains. Unless I can figure out a way to get the coffee stains out. Hmm.

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