The William Morris Project keeps me plugging away at odd jobs and monumental tasks. This week I didn’t accomplish a single big job, but I did plow through a bunch of little things. I have been taking part in this project for over a year and it has helped me change my habit of sticking annoying little jobs aside until I have time. Now, I am more likely to make the time.
Here is a sampling of the kinds of things I have gotten done this week:
Tired of moving stacks of CDs around the computer desk, I filled a bag with computer software that we can no longer use since changing from a PC to Mac. These things will be donated to our library. The Friends of the Library will sell them at their book sale fundraiser.
I took a bag of decent clothes we no longer needed to the Boys and Girls Club donation drop-off. I was sure to itemize them and to get a receipt. Having worked on our tax return this week, I had just been reminded how easy tax software makes itemizing donations like this so they can be appropriately deducted from our taxes.
When I saw my sister last weekend, I passed on a bunch of magazines I had finished. She reads them and then takes them to a relative who lives at the nursing home in their small town. The relative shares them with the other residents. Talk about getting my money’s worth!
A bunch of children’s blocks had been sitting on the floor of my laundry room waiting for me to decide what to do with them. Just for fun I decided to glue them together today to make a funky wall hanging. It still needs to be clamped while the glue dries, but I am done kicking blocks across the floor. And it will add a little whimsy to a corner of our family room.
It seems like there wasn’t much forward progress in the past seven days. Some weeks are like that. The important thing is to keep moving. That alone is progress.