Do the thing! Friday productivity thread, 4/19/19

#1

Alright guys! We all have the Thing(s) we ought to do. Let’s roll into the weekend with the sweet relief of having done the Thing! Pictures highly encouraged :slight_smile:

Things I have done:
-pulled the pants and shirts out of my dresser and packed them into the closet, in the hopes they’ll fit post pregnancy some day.
-laundry! First load is drying, second is washing.

Share along! Inspired by catching up on @krmit’s journal

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#2

I need to make dinner so that I don’t go out to eat.

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#3

What steps to get there? Do you know what you’ll cook, and have all needed ingredients? :slight_smile:

Today I also need to:
-vacuum my apartment
-dust (ugh)
-list the futon for sale
-figure out my taco bar plan for having people over tonight and execute that

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#4

I have way too many work things I need to do, but instead I’ve been messing around on the internet.
OK putting Beyonce on and gonna get this shiz done so I can leave a little early and go to the gym for a Zumba class.

  • prepare funding letter
  • prepare invoice
  • write spring appeal letter
  • reschedule a sponsorship lunch
  • tell original letter writer that we won’t be using their letter
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#5

Oh yes! This is another way to make my long Habitica to-do list for today WAY MORE INTERESTING.

Today’s to-do, with some stuff crossed off already:

  • Go to the gym
  • Walk and call Mom
  • Grab some oil and currants at the grocery
  • Search forever for the current client request
  • Make lunch
  • Make cake for Wizard’s birthday tomorrow
  • Wrap Wizard’s present
  • Wrap Wizard’s mom’s present (her birthday was Wednesday)
  • Clean up the dining room
  • Get my 13k steps in
  • Dinner with Wizard and his folks
  • Feed Loaf Erickson
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#6

Please tell me loaf Erickson is a sourdough :joy:

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#7

He is! Omachi from MMM named him for me – I was trying to crowdsource a name and I got a great one :smiley:

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#8

First step: Determine a food that is appealing enough where I will want it in favor of going out to eat. I’m leaning toward jambalaya.

Second step: Remember what I actually need to buy for Jambalaya that we don’t already have.

  • Andouille
  • Chicken thighs
  • Green onions

Third step: Go to store. Retrieve the above. Also buy chicken wings for tomorrow as well while I’m there.

Fourth step: Throw everything in insta-pot and press go.

#9

Oh I also need to start bagels today if I want to eat them tomorrow.

  • Mix up dough
  • Clear out fridge space for bagels
  • Shape bagels
  • Toss bagels in fridge
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#10

I hate this thread because I need this thread right now.

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#11

What if I declare all work over and just go skate instead? My objective is to productively go work on double salchows and twizzles and say fuck it to any productivity.

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#12

Um, brush my teeth, go for a walk, find lunch, go to a party. Gonna be rough.

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#13

I have many things I need to do today (and probably won’t) but I did take apart the vacuum breaker float part of my outdoor spigot and determined that it wasn’t just fouled by debris but the gasket is torn (WHYYYYYY, and also WHYYYYY was it on there so tightly!!! Dumb plumber who installed it) so I ordered the $5 repair kit since NONE of the hardware stores stock the kit. (In retrospect, I guess I could have tried to track down a plumbing supply store. I didn’t.)

If only I had done this last week (or whenever it was) when I figured out that this might be the problem, then I would have backyard water today.

I am pleased I am able to do this as most would have just called a plumber ($$$), and it is a simple fix.

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can yadda yadda yadda etc.

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#14

To do:

  • Wash muffin pan
  • Make muffins
  • Vacuum out pellet stove
  • Brush the dog’s teeth
  • 20 minutes of yoga
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#15

My attempts at productivity are being thwarted by an office birthday event which means I have to get up and lose at least half an hour. On the plus side, there are going to be cupcakes.

#16

Alright, laundry round 1 is folded and away.

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#17

I bought the groceries, but now I realized I need to clean out the pressure cooker pot. Don’t wanna… Procrastinates by eating hummus and naan

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#18
  • Go to the gym
  • Walk and call Mom
  • Grab some oil and currants at the grocery
  • Search forever for the current client request
  • Make lunch
  • Make cake for Wizard’s birthday tomorrow
  • Wrap Wizard’s present
  • Wrap Wizard’s mom’s present (her birthday was Wednesday)
  • Clean up the dining room
  • Get my 13k steps in
  • Dinner with Wizard and his folks
  • Feed Loaf Erickson

I can do this. Phew.

Usually my days don’t involve quite this much activity.

#19

Muffin pan: clean
Muffins: in oven
Dog teeth: clean

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#20

I am snuggling children and dogs.

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