My husband came home between school and work today and gave me a couple small jobs. I had to get on the internet (as if I'm ever off) and cancel the History Book Club of the month selection so they won't mail it to him. He also gave me a few lines from two songs that I had to track down who sang them and the song title, then download them from Napster.
These are the kind of jobs I enjoy. Not taking the car in to get its oil changed or brakes checked. Not budgeting. Not alphabetizing all our books. Not filing papers away. Not unloading the dishwasher. Or cleaning the bathroom. Or accompanying the kids to the dentist.
These jobs I was "assigned" today were easy. I'm not going to procrastinate. I'm not going to fret about it. I'm not going to do everything but the jobs. They are easy and can be done in a matter of minutes.
I may, however, use these jobs to avoid the big messy jobs that need to be done but I'd like to avoid.
IE: Budgeting. Finishing moving Baby X's crib out of our room and into our third bedroom (now the office/playroom/Baby X's room). Clean up the mess left behind from underneath where the crib once was. Pack up all the kids clothes that have been outgrown and decide what to do with them. (Store them, but in the case of Princess Sparkley's clothes, half belong to my sister and then for the ones I do own, it's going to be at least 7 years before I have a baby girl who will wear size 6 clothes again. Store them. Donate them. Give them away. Sell them on ebay. What to do?) Figuring out what to make for dinner. Folding laundry. Plugging the computer in so its battery doesn't die. Etc. Etc.