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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

My Secret Way I Get Things Done




My Secret Way I Get Things Done
Flower garden starting to look good

I know we are all busy people and there seems like there is not a minute to spare.  My schedule is probably just like yours, jam packed.  Young and old people alike have a hard time finding time to get things done.  

I was reminded of this when I was out doing my flower garden yesterday.  Something I love to do but I'm just now finding a little time.  My neighbor stopped by as I was planting for a second to talk.   She said she doesn't have time for a flower garden.   Her garden, she said, will be grass this year.   I had to laugh...I don't have time either and believe me it doesn't always get done when I want it.   I have a secret way I get things done though that you may have already guessed if  you have read my list of goals every week. If I have a moment or two I get things done in halves.  Yes, that's right in halves or maybe thirds!

My Secret Way I Get Things Done

So she seen me weeding, planting flowers and seen that things were starting to look good. Probably thought I have all the time in the world.  I knew though when I started that I would not get it all accomplished.  I will get to the rest today when the ground is dry from the recent rains.  So I left the edges of the garden for today... and maybe tomorrow.    

The above picture is the one end and here is the other end:

My Secret Way I Get Things Done
A tree surrounded by too many hostas.    Do you want some?


This also applies to my household work.  Some of the my bigger jobs I break up in to manageable pieces so that I will get them done.  For instance, one of my most dreaded tasks is cleaning my refrigerator.  I never seem to have time to clean it all in one swoop. So one week I clean the shelves and the next week the door shelves.  It's started looking pretty good that way.

I've also been Spring Cleaning my house this way.  I figure it's better than not doing it at all. This week I've washed walls in my bedroom and towards the end of the week I plan to clean the carpet. I should be done in time for Fall Cleaning!

What do you think of my secret way of getting things done?   Do you do things in halves or thirds?


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