I had the summer off this year for the first time in many years. With all that time stretching out in front of me, I had great plans for many projects. I’d like to tell you that I completed them all, but of course I didn’t. Here’s a partial list of what I didn’t do this summer:
I didn’t exercise.
I didn’t bake bread.
I didn’t become a computer expert by working through all the manuals I have.
I didn’t get a haircut.
I didn’t master all the ins and outs of my camera.
I didn’t conquer Aperture.
I didn’t get my nails done.
I didn’t become a gourmet chef.
I didn’t read as much as I intended to.
I didn’t get rid of all the junk in my house.
I didn’t become an extreme couponer.
I didn’t geocache nearly as much as I thought I would. The 100 degree temps had a lot to do with that.
I didn’t visit my sister as much as I should have. Heck, I didn’t even spend one night with her.
I didn’t walk the dog. Oh wait. I don’t have a dog.
I didn’t decorate my living room.
I didn’t empty the storage building.
I didn’t get two pictures reframed.
I didn’t refinance the house.
I didn’t get a ceiling fan.
This list is getting to be a bummer.
I didn’t lose weight.
I guess what this list shows me is that to get things done, I need daily lists and focus. Maybe I’ll work on all these things tomorrow. Yeah, right. Since procrastination seems to be my middle name, I won’t hold my breath.
The summer wasn’t a complete waste, however. Tomorrow’s blog will feature what I DID do this summer.