This weekend I found myself being productive. So much so that I got to cross a few more items off of the list of fifty-two.
It all started Saturday when the tickets for Bonnaroo went on sale at noon eastern time… and ended at 2:21 when I finally scored a pair of tickets. And when I say “I” I mean the beau because he got through first. It was 141 minutes of anxiousness, screaming at the computer, multiple trips to the bathroom, me running down the street to my place of employment to get a fourth computer “in line” for tickets and then being kicked out of the library for using computers designated only for the outside public… but they weren’t clearly marked for outside use only. I did come from outside, right? That and I was talking on my cell phone, also abusing an unmarked policy for which I threw out the window because everyone else was talking to each other. Who cares if I was just talking to someone NOT in the library… but on the outside. I wonder if they had come in if I could have used the computer and talked to them?
Anywho, I now have tickets to yet another show, the fourth one on my list for number 41. And I do believe that this show will also cross off number 15: go camping at least once. The general admissions ticket to the show is also my camping pass… yup, four days of tenting in good ‘ole Tennessee during the month of June. And this isn’t going to be one “easy” trip; nope. This is going to include solar showers (otherwise pay $7 per shower), I’m guessing porta potties, and food trucks. Although food trucks doesn’t necessarily sound like roughing it, just picture that for four days in the heat and sharing porta potties with 79,999 other spectators… yeah, that’s rough.
Sunday, actually, this was the only day I was productive. I got up super early and headed to my hometown to complete my long run with an old friend (she’s not really old, we just go back a few years). Seven miles later and just a few complaints throughout, I was off to my parents’ house to do five loads of laundry, organize my car, and clean my old bedroom (item number 32). See, when I moved out years ago, I left behind things that I either wasn’t using or didn’t have room for and those things have started to pile up. So, I decided to jump in and go through it all and purge what I realistically didn’t need cluttering my (and my family’s) life. Three huge black donation bags, two trash bags and 1/2 a huge recycle bin later, the room is spotless and everything is contained to my small closet. All that is left is: my violin, my luggage, my camping gear (backpack and sleeping bag), and two bins of sentimental value (yearbooks and photo albums). Yeah, I’m that good.
It was during this purge that I realized that I will also be crossing off item number 2: start an online yard sale. Yes, I do need the cash to pay off outstanding bills. Yes, I do need the cash to spluge on activities such as Bonnaroo and eating out. But no, I do not have the time to photograph everything, upload them onto this blog and update as pieces are sold (if they even do). So, I’m saving myself the headache and extra stress and crossing off item 2 because it’s lame. I’m contributing to the life of excess and donating my items to the Salvation Army in Latham. Done and boom.
Lastly, I don’t know if many of you recieve the daily Groupon deals but I do. I rarely look at them (instant delete because I don’t have much extra cash) but on Friday I saw a MEGA deal I couldn’t pass up: item 22: subscribe to a local newspaper. For 52 weeks of delivery, four days a week, I scored the Times Union for only $20. Yes, I saved over $260. Now the reason behind this item number is simple: I don’t have a television and I don’t read the news online and I am missing ALL details of life apparently. Yes, there is crap that I don’t want to read about but guess what, I am the future and will have an important decision to make in the next election. As much as I would love for all the hate, war, violence and a specific TU Blogger to disappear, they aren’t and I need to educate myself (and sharpen my mind with the sudoku puzzles).
Phew! It was a busy one and I’m enjoying my lunch hour this sunny Monday. Although I did have to work on this holiday, I don’t have to work out and for that I am grateful. Monday’s have become my new favorite day of the week: rest day. How about you- were you productive? Do you have a favorite day of the week (and why)?