Thanks to a job change, I'm lucky enough to have some extended time off this summer for traveling and hopefully tackling some of the things on my never-ending to-do list.
This brings up a topic I struggle with almost every weekend, do I spend free time doing projects, planning for proiects, relaxing and having fun or trying to squeeze in all three? I'm not good at balance; instead I have a bad habit of becoming singularly focused on big projects and work myself ragged until it's done. All of which makes for a very unfun and tiring vacation, weekend, etc. Then I'm not able to find the motivation to do another project for a long time.
This time, I'd really like to strike a balance between getting things done, and still having fun even when I'm home. Anyone who has tips on how to do that, please share! So far I'm thinking: take some time off during the day to do things I don't have time to do when I'm working (eating some breakfasts and lunches out, making a nice lunch for the Boy and I, going to a movie during the day, going swimming, etc.).
But without further ado, here's my list. I'm sure there's still more on it than I can possibly accomplish, even though we've started a few things already and even finished one or two.
Pick out a new AC Fix living room walls and repaint(Done!, but it almost killed me) Fix bedroom ceiling and paint Finish patch in kitchen Touch-up bathroom paint and paint window Patch and paint bathroom door
- Hem bedroom curtains
- Frame and hang art in living room
Stain deck, see it here! Paint/restore three or four windows and storms(two will have to do) Paint front door and shutters(Done!)
- Paint awnings (or at least fix the horrid rusty one!)
- Paint garage doors
Remove hideous bushes by driveway(done! thanks to the Boy)
- Patch and seal driveway (The Boy said he'd do this one on his break, yay!)