Ten on Tuesday Spring To-Do List Edition

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Lastnight,atabout9p。

m。

Ihitsubmitandsentinmystudentsfinalgrades。

Ihadalotofseniorsthissemester,sothepressurewasontogetgradesinquickly,whichworkedoutjustfineforme:Iamofficiallydonefortheseason!

Illhaveprepworkformyfallclasses,andagrant-fundedprojecttokeepmebusythissummer,alongwithmypersonalprojects。

Still,myscheduleis(essentially)myownuntilSeptember。

TomakesureIaccomplishmygoals,Illbedraftingupalotoflists?

sowhenCaroleaskedforaspringto-dolist,Iwasready!

Here,then,areTenItemsonmySpringTo-DoList:

1。

Cleanandorganizemystudio。

That,myfriends,ishowmydesklooksthismorning。

ItisNOTacceptable,yetthatisend-of-semesteratplay。

ETA:deskiscleaned!

Icandomoretoorganize,butatleastIcanfunctionserenelyinherenow!

2。

JoinlocalCSA。

Ifinallyadmitted,tomyselfandNeal,thatIamnotasgoodagardenerasIliketoimagine。

IminvestinginaCSAmembershipandlimitingmyveggiestoafewpotswithtomatoesandabiggerherbgarden。

ETA:Ipickupmyfirstshareon6/5!

3。

KrylonourtwoplasticAdirondackchairs。

Theyarehuntergreenandnotatalladorable。

Imlookingforwardtogivingthemaspiffy,bright,adorablenewlook。

ETA:forlessthan$15,thechairsarenowaqua。

Theylooksosweet!

4。

Setupanewlaundryline。

Well,thisoneisactuallyonNealslist,whetherherealizesitornot。

Hestakingdownthedeck,whereIusuallystringmyline,tobuildusascreened-inporch。

(Yes,Iambeyondexcitedaboutthis!

)

5。

Movethewoodpile。

Afterthefallstorm,ouramazingfriendBrianofArborworks?

droppedoffawholelotofwoodtohelpusthroughthepoweroutage。

Nealstackeditnexttothedriveway,butitneedstobemovedtothebackoftheyard。

SinceIwanttostrengthenmyarmsandpreferactivitytoworkoutroutine,Ihavevolunteeredtotakeonthattask。

ImexpectingbuffarmsbythetimeIfinish。

6。

Dressthewindows。

IhavehadmaterialtomakeRomanshadesformystudioforabouttwoyears。

Itistimetomakethem。

Idliketogettheotherwindowsinthehousenewcurtains,too。

7。

Decideonfruittreevarieties。

SinceIvedeclaredmyselfagardeningfailure,thelargeopenareaonthesideyardisnolongerdestinedtobeaminifarm。

Instead,IllgettheminiorchardIvewanted。

Oneofmycolleaguesjustplantedanumberofheirloomappletrees,soIllpickhisbrainasastart!

8。

Cullclothesandshoes。

IhavesomelovelypiecesthatInolongerwearsincemyminimalistapproachtostyletookhold。

Itistimetogothroughthelastremainingextraneousclothesandsellordonatethem。

9。

Createalistofspring/summermealplans。

10。

Getbackinmyletter-writinggroove。

Iwasgoinggangbustersonletterwriting,thenthesemesterranawaywithmysparetime。

NowthatIamthemistressofmyschedule,Icangetbacktoworkonmy52lettersin2012project!