Have you missed Follow Through Fridays? I really let these slip over the summer and it shows on pretty much every surface in my house. It also shows in a list of unfinished and forgotten tasks that has grown. It is time to bring back Follow Through Friday!
Do you have any tasks that you meant to have completed before back to school time that just didn’t quite get finished? I know I have a few. I challenge you to complete at least one of your unfinished tasks today because I need some company as I try to get these items checked off my list. Will you join me, please?
Here’s my list of 3 things I’m committing to finish today:
Go buy the book for my son’s 8th grade band class. I have no idea how I completely forgot about this but it is rather hard for him to practice his clarinet without the sheet music. The hardest thing about this task is the 15-20 minute drive to the store.
Take 10-15 minutes and take the t-shirts that no longer fit (or that I don’t really want him to wear to school because they are stained, have holes, etc.) out of J’s dresser. I need to get it to where his dresser drawers close easily again so they don’t look like this as much as they did over the summer:
Find a new school year type wall calendar as well as a planner that I can carry with me. It’s the nature of my work as a preschool substitute teacher but I am often put on the spot to see if I can work other days while I am already at work. I usually have to tell them that I need to check my calendar at home and then, let them know or I do something even worse and say “yes” thinking the calendar is clear and upon arriving home to write things down realized that I have to re-schedule things to make it all work. I need something small and easy to use that I can carry with me. I need a new wall calendar because the current one stops in December and I want to make sure I get all the important school dates on there before I lose the papers listing them. This means a visit to the office supply store. Hopefully, I’ll be able to contain myself!
My list of tasks that require my follow through is so much longer than the 3 items listed. However, I know I can complete the 3 items listed today. For the weekend, I’m hoping to also get G’s clothes in some order (I put his clothes on the end of his bed so he could put them away and I’ll give all the mom’s of teenagers 3 guesses where his clothes have remained all week?) and then take some inventory of who needs a few more clothing choices (sometimes we can “shop” in G’s closet to get new clothes for J).
What are you planning for today?