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March 27, 2017

Crazy productive...kind of #SOLC17

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So it's Monday of my spring break staycation.  I have a big list of what I need to do.  A LOT of it is phone calls and paperwork related, so that's a bummer.  I get it.  We own a house, we have two college kids. There is going to be paperwork.  I'm an adult.  (SIGH)

I started the day in my pajamas (then put on some sweats).  I made breakfast for myself and then Allison when she got out of bed (MIRACLE).

Then I jumped between a few million different activities (I even fixed my bike and made a mini compost bin!) 

I'm beginning to realize that my younger daughter's lack of focus came directly from me.

I started making a list of all the different things I accomplished before lunch.  I'm not very good at crossing anything off lists, but this list was different.  I FINISHED THESE THINGS!

Finally, this afternoon, I slid some fuzzy socks on and went down to the office.  I made the financial planner phone call (not that bad).  I helped oldest with her tax return online.  I did some of the paperwork.

Maybe the next time you want to feel crazy productive, you could try my silly idea.  Simply write everything down that you do one day.  Fuzzy socks don't hurt either.


  1. I seriously need to do this tomorrow. I am having a staycation too. And I have tons of paperwork. Which I totally HATE. And not much of it got done today. Maybe I just need to go buy some fuzzy socks…

  2. I agree...writing things down, and I love crossing them off, certainly does make you feel productive. It's funny, I was just talking to my husband about how wonderful fuzzy socks are!!

  3. I just finished my spring break and I wish I could say I accomplished a lot - but I can't! Love the socks! Here's to a week long of accomplishments.

  4. Fuzzy socks make everything better!

  5. What a great idea! Although I fear my list would be super short, especially on spring break.