Friday, July 2, 2010

The End of Ten in Ten

Today is the end of the Ten Things in Ten Days Challenge. 

Here was my list:

1. Finish painting my dressing table. Even though I know I will change it soon(ish?) I would like to actually complete something. 

2. Get the pictures from my camera loaded to this computer. It's honestly more difficult than it should be.

3. Help the boys get their room in order. If I showed a 'before' photo right now you'd faint.

4. Paint the little table which is now residing on my porch.

5. Paint the cute chair which is also residing on the porch right now.

6. Mani/pedi. This one is long overdue.

7. Get rid of the boxes which managed to homestead in my bedroom. Seriously, when did they take over the room? There might be a couple boxes still in the room, but they wil be gone shortly and most are gone.

8. Pack up the dishes I inherited and store them safely in my bedroom closet shelving.

9. Clean the inside of the van with all the right stuff so it's shiny-perfect. (Shortcuts are so ugly when it comes to stuff like this. Can you say "Streaked windows"?

10. Do a tax amendment form. Pray for me on this one, I'm flying solo with just my reading comprehension skills.

Not exactly ten out of ten. I did accomplish a lot, though. I painted another table, mirror frame, and soap dispenser, primed yet another table, cleaned out some vintage suitcases (yuch) and planned a last minute vacation. I am taking my mother to Asheville, Hilton Head, and Savannah. She's never been to the ocean before, so I am taking her. I have to admit the past two days were mostly spent trying to wrestle a winning bid out of  the hotel section at Priceline.

I also scored a great new bunch of tables and other things. Of course they all need substantial amounts of work. I still want to make the van perfect, get the boys room rolling along, and do the pedicure before I leave in a couple of days. I also need to do a mountain of laundry, along with planning and packing for the trip. 

The ten in ten was fun. I feel like I accomplished a lot. I'm not even beating myself up about not sticking to the list. I did much more than I might have done without the challenge. 

I'm most excited about trying new things and having success with them.


  1. The above comment translates to:
    The value of a person should be what he attributed, not what he achieved.

    I like to think I contributed a lot to my family by doing these things.

  2. I *really* need to do something like this. You should feel super proud of the things you accomplished!

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