I saw this last week on another blog, sorry blog owner, I can't remember which one and have been thinking a lot about this over the week. Take a second and watch the video on what it means to eat a frog. Basically it is chosing the worst thing you have to do on your to do list and getting it done and over with so you don't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
I have been eating a lot of frogs lately since watching this video. I am the master procrastinator. I will walk over a piece of laundry that is sitting on the floor and think to myself that I should really pick it up and put it in the laundry room, but instead, have other things I want to be doing so it sits there for a long time until I finally decide to get the laundry done.
Today, my frogs were the dishes, which could have sat all day until dinner time, but took 5 minutes to load in the dishwasher. My most hated task is unloading the dishwasher. I don't know why, but putting things away has always been a dreaded chore. Maybe because there isn't room for everything so my things don't have a place. The saying A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place really has no meaning when you have too much stuff. I've tried FlyLady and kept my sink shiny for about 15 minutes. She says you can do anything for 15 minutes and she was right!
I have a hard time getting rid of things. I blame that on genetics. My dad's side of the family are all pack rats. Yesterday my daughter's boyfriend came over and asked if we had an old phone book. Of course, we have about 5 of them. You mean you are supposed to recycle them each year? He wanted to try to rip one, like he had seen in his physics class or something, but they only had the one and his mom wouldn't let him rip theirs. Now, see, if I had thrown it away, I couldn't have given it to him. That's why I keep things. For just in case. But, I digress.
My second frog was the laundry. At least I started it. I have a tendency to dump the clean clothes on the sofa for 'later' when I feel like folding them, but today I actually folded and put most of them away. At least the first load. There are 10 more to do so this is a mighty big frog
The third frog is the t shirt quilt for my daughter. Not that I hate the quilt, but it is so big and it is taking so long and I would rather make 10 little quilts than one big one. I just have the backing to finish piecing and then I'm going to call my friend who does long arm quilting to see if she can squeeze it in before Christmas. If not, I will try to fit it on my little set up. Or give it as is and then have it quilted after Christmas.
What I really need to do is go Christmas shopping, but that frog is just too big. I think I will have to chop him up in little pieces. I will need a suit of armor first. I did as much shopping online as I could and now it is hitting the stores. I'm afraid. Very afraid...