Working Wednesday: Let’s Get This Done

I have finish-itis: I start things and then wander off.  But not any more!  (Probably.)  I’m using the end of the year to finish most if not all of the projects I’ve deserted.  A clean start for 2018!  Which has to be better than 2017.

So what are your end of the year get-this-done plans?

18 thoughts on “Working Wednesday: Let’s Get This Done

  1. JenniferNennifer says:

    Clean up after Halloween (still in process). Clean up after Thanksgiving (looming in near future). Be grateful that my sister hosts Christmas (whew).

  2. Susanne says:

    My goal is to clean and declutter every drawer, cupboard and closet before Christmas.


    Today I cleaned the top of a kitchen counter. I’m on fire!

  3. Jessie says:

    Finish unpacking from the remodel. Anything for which I can find no storage place gets tossed (famous last words).

    Really, I am making good progress. Yesterday I washed all my cigar jars and polished their lids. For some inexplicable reason I collect art nouveau glass cigar/tabacco jars which have silver-plate or metal lids. No. I have never smoked but I love the look of them. Some I use to store things like raisins or brown sugar, things I like to have out on the table. But most are just displayed. So far I have 25, which is a lot of silver polishing. I also polished all of my copper molds @ 40 of those suckers and all my copper pans. So that is done for another few months. Life was easier when I confined my urge to own everything to collecting every color of DMC embroidery thread that is sold. Sort of like Krissie and Jenny are about yarns.

  4. Lynda says:

    At this point I’d be happy just to get my laundry folded and put away. I have no trouble washing stuff, but then it ends up in a big heap on one side of my bedroom. I guess it’s a good thing that I live in t-shirts and jeans or yoga pants, so wrinkling isn’t much of an issue.

  5. Buy house. It would be great to have exchanged contracts by the end of December. Need to agree on the price first, though. I hate bargaining.

    Keep doing twenty hours a week on the day job, so I’m earning.

    Have fun gathering ideas for my new garden (once we’ve agreed the price).

  6. MJ says:

    I will at least get started on sorting and scanning the hundreds of family photos that take up a quarter of our guest bedroom. It’s been almost four years since we cleared out my parents’ house, and that’s the Last Big Thing.

  7. Jill says:

    Family photos. I would not have the patience to scan them. I inherited albums from 2 aunts, I went through them , culled out the pics with no one in them. Saved the rest. I have too many slides. One of these days I am going to send them off and have prints made. I ordered a slide converter from an un-named company (Sharper Image) but it was obviously used and stuffed back in the box.

    The landscapers have started. Noisily. Today they were trying to cut up and break up the back patio (tile plus concrete). By hand. This is not going to work.

    Got to eat out twice. Once with our investment rep and yesterday Rotary sponsored a Veterans Dinner. I wore my dog tags.

    Cleaned out a long unused cabinet in the kitchen looking for a specific pan. Took the rusted pans out to the garage to the garage sale box. Tripped. Goose egg on the femur under the knee. Used that excuse to skip cardio today.

    Doing the large percent of Christmas shopping on line. If you Google my address there is a UPS truck in front.

  8. Thea says:

    Wanna hit the “like” button for every comment on here.

    Jill, I live in Coronado, where it’s etiquette to say – with meaning – thank you for your service.

    JenniferNennifer, we’re either doing private celebrations or have invitations. I feelya on the *load of work.

    Suzanne, I’m with you, but in a slow smolder merely.

    Jessie, I’m dusting my book collection, a shelf for each of your jars.

    Lynda, extry huge load of laundry done AND put away. Need to find the yoga togs tomorrow for class to show up looking reasonable.

    JaneB, buy the house so I can read about the garden.

    MJ, you are so intelligent about dealing with All the Family Photos. Wish I had just one more big thing
    , and not a row. House, it be falling apart.


  9. Susanne says:

    I’m cheering for you all!

    “finish-itis” YES!!! I might even haul out a quilt I started 22 years ago.

  10. Office Wench Cherry says:

    I’m waiting to hear back from my endocrinologist because my thyroid seems to have gone all wonky again. We had taken me off the anti-thryoid meds because you can only be on them for so long and I was on such a low dose she thought I would be fine but I’m having symptoms so I had blood taken yesterday, and she should have the results today. Okay, so she just called and my numbers aren’t up yet but they could take a while to rise so I go for blood work again in a week. Not being able to concentrate has really taken a toll on my finishing things this week.

    As for the finish-itis, I’m hoping to finish painting and reupholstering the kitchen chairs, paint the little curio cabinet I got from my in-laws, mount and hang the doilies my aunt and grandmother made (I have to paint the back of the support piece in the frame or put some black fabric on them) and start thinking about how to make a bench for the kitchen door area.

    Some place in there I also (probably) have to house train a puppy and do some paid work. These are the puppies we are interested in (because I know Argh People love puppies):

  11. Brussel Sprout says:

    Making sure I get my students through first draft of exam coursework before I leave my current job, complete staff handbook and staff appraisal./annual reviews, write every day – I’ve started Nano, but not expecting to hit the 50K. This time it is about getting back into habit of daily 500-1000 words of story. I also have to pack up current house, mark some exams and complete an online course connected with my new job…We’re due to leave current home on 19 December, moving into new place on 21 Dec…OMG.

  12. I’m giving up on any plans to finish old projects until 2020. Which is progress of a sort, because they were never going to get done, and now it’s one less thing to beat myself up about.

    See, the new (first, really) treatment for the rare disorder I have is under consideration by the FDA, and the decision (which has the potential to be quite literally life-changing for thousands of people) is due April 17, 2018. As a board member for the patient support organization, I have a TON of stuff to do to prepare our community for that decision, and then in the aftermath of the treatment becoming commercially available (we hope). So that’s my first priority for Working Wednesdays pretty much indefinitely — whatever project I’ve got at the top of my To Do list, like preparing for a presentation at the FDA in early December!

  13. Thank you! Fortunately, we know already that it’s both safe and effective. It’s just a matter of convincing the FDA. And then the insurers.

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