I’ve been wanting a way for the kids to display their artwork, so when I scored this big empty frame with basically a built in shelf, I knew I finally had what I needed. I mod podged coffee filters onto the frame because it was damaged. Then I painted the coffee filters.
Then I stapled a bunch of twine to the back, criss-crossing it until I liked the design and then Eli made me add more
Added some mini clothespins and we were in business!
It’s hanging on two command hooks because it’s not heavy and this way if they pull it off the wall there’s no nails to go flying. I used hooks instead of strips because a) I wasn’t sure if they’d just pull the coffee filters off the back and b) I’m out of strips, I had hooks, and I’m not terribly patient 😉
I hate the tyranny of the to-do list, sitting there neatly inscribed with all the things I haven’t done and often have no hope of doing within the specified time frame.
Things change and I do different things, but still feel inadequate because I can’t check off those things. Yes, I’ve done digital ones where I can rearrange and add to and check off, but things are always getting bumped off the list.
It just doesn’t work for me. And I have a feeling I’m not alone.
If you’re one they work for, then fine, it’s not like a moral thing one way or the other 😉
What I’m trying to do now is simply find a rhythm between the now and the next. A dance between being present yet accomplishing things that need doing. Finishing what I’m doing now and asking, what is next?
I’m writing a blog post now. Next I need to switch laundry from the washer to the dryer and add stuff to the crock pot for supper (that sentence makes me go, squeee! I’m being all domestic-y today). That’s next.
One thing at a time, and things are getting done way more than ever before.
And I’m free of the list. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What about you? Anyone else want to break up with their to-do list?