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So, I did what I usually do; my way of coping with a project that isn’t working is to start another one simultaneously. I pick one at random that I think I can do within about an hour. Sometimes this works to my advantage and I finish the easy project, which renews my energy and I attack the frustrating project again. Sometimes… it just leaves me with another unfinished project.
In this case, I walked into my garage and dragged my Christmas tree out (Yes, after deciding not to put up any Christmas decor, my frustration with the dining room made me cave. What better pick-me-up is there than twinkly lights?). With the small space I created from digging out the box, my mind started wandering to the cabinet I have been procrastinating on putting together. And I desperately need more space in that garage.
It’s not much, but that small project gave me a real boost. It took about twenty minutes to snap together, but having just a tiny bit more space in my one-car garage meant room for one more thing: my new workbench.
I still need to attach a top for it, but she’s looking much more sturdy than a folding table!
And then it was back into the house to finally put up the tree. I still need to fluff it (hehe, there goes my 12-year-old’s sense of humor again), but I’m still happy even if I can’t muster the energy to hang any ornaments.
And speaking of ornaments, I found one little guy who survived in storage. I thought I’d packed them all, but apparently this one chose to stick around. I sense a new tradition on my tree (and watch that end next year when it shatters).
Did you have a productive weekend too?