Saturday, June 27, 2015
Living the Pantry Lifestyle - My procastination challenge
I'm throwing out my first ever challenge to you all. The first in nine and a half years of blogging! So what brought this about?
Well, the idea began when I went to use a block of baking chocolate from the yellow pantry and found the "Use By Date" was... 2012. I couldn't believe it! There was no way I had that chocolate in there that long. But the more I thought about it, I realized I hadn't made a recipe calling for it in quite some time (obviously).
The other part of the challenge came about when I realized it was late on Friday and I still hadn't called to make a dentist appointment. My physician warned me I needed to have a tooth that had broken pulled... last August. I thought about it when it was hurting but then forgot until that area started getting a little tender again.
I think procrastination is something we all deal with but when you don't feel very good most of the time, it can become a real obstacle one needs to overcome. At least it is in this household.
Don't get me wrong, I do get an amazing amount of things accomplished considering the challenges and all. But honestly, some of the things I've put off until they become emergency status would only take a few minutes to do.
Remember I told you I recently updated my address book? That only took me a half an hour and I've been putting it off for over a year. The only reason I did it at the time was because my husband was going over the American Legion books with a friend and I stayed out of their way in the Study for half an hour (his poor health has caused him to give up being their Treasurer).
So... here is my challenge to you should you want to take it up with me. I'll report back to you next Saturday what I accomplished.
FIRST... choose at least two or three things you have been putting off that you know will take less than a half an hour to accomplish.
For me all of these have to do with telephone calls (I hate talking on the telephone!).
SECOND... choose one large project you have been putting off and then break it down into do-able sections.
For me that large project is cleaning and organizing the garage. That encompasses a lot of smaller projects so the first activity is to DEFROST THE DEEP FREEZE! It is almost empty so this is the time to do it.
We've been having to use up what is in the pantry instead of adding to it lately. So I've learned a lot (all over again) about what is essential and what I don't use even if my grocery budget is very small. It is a perfect time to put organizing the pantry on the list albeit not the highest priority. Keeping the garden alive with all the rain and storms is the main "pantry priority" now.