I’m sorely tempted to have the doomed-for-failure resolution to include going for a walk every night, but … nah. I mean, I’m going to take more walks this year, but I won’t bet on an every-night thing. Even if it’s destined for failure—working late, rainstorms, alien abductions—I want something with a chance to succeed, and right now, I’m not very inclined to go for a walk. [Should've done that earlier today as I'd intended.] So, that’s out. But here’s what’s in:
- Fixing the plumbing tasks around my house that I’ve been slacking on. These are: replacing the guts to the toilet tank in my bathroom, replacing the diverter valve in my tub, and replacing the cold water feed line in the sink downstairs that’s got a tiny pinhole leak in it. That’s one motivated Saturday or three mildly-motivated Saturdays.
- Move the CD storage area out of the loft and build a better queueing system than piles on my desk and in the filing cabinet. This sounds easy, but it’s not going to be, given the sorry shelving state of things around me. I’ve been keeping them close by the computer for ready access, but letting that stay as it has resulted in overflowing [because I'm acquiring bootlegs at a crazy rate] piles around the one tiny bookshelf that’s being used for them. At this rate, I’m best served by moving both bookshelves into my bedroom, pulling all the books out of the bigger one, and storing all the CDs in the fully-available shelves. Doing this would open me up to build those bookshelves that I never built last year.
- DfF: Every night, before I go to bed, lay out the clothes I’ll wear the next day. This is part of an effort to start every morning, weekday or weekend, parked on a downhill slope. If I have stuff all laid out for me, my first considered action in the morning is going to be to bathe and then get dressed. It won’t be, “Go read the email and feed items that came in overnight,” or “Read some of this month’s Esquire,” or “Go back to bed.” It’ll be, “Get up and start the damn day already.” Case in point: if I’d done this task last night, chances are that I wouldn’t be wearing a hat to cover up last night’s bedhead still. Granted, I did go ahead and start the damn day already, because I was up at 0630, but I also got back in bed for a while mid-morning without going back to sleep.
So, there we go. Let’s test my resolve!