Honey, I’ll Do It List

Writers's workshop

This week one of the prompts on Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop was 4.) 30 things you vow to do this summer. (inspired by Maegan from Life Set To Words

I’m sure I could list a whole lot more that I NEED to do this summer but I will try to keep it to 30  and not bore you to tears.  I am listing them in no particular order of importance. Just how they come to mind cause you know that’s how I roll. 

  1. Clean out my fountain that probably contributed to Poe’s illness
  2. Tend my “rock” garden/zen place.
  3. Paint the window trim on the back of the house.
  4. Find my pocket calendar from 2009 so I can finally file my taxes!
  5. Pay off my last credit card!
  6. Find a good used but reliable truck for hubby.
  7. Clean off my desk.
  8. Go to Ikea and buy that bookshelf I so sorely need.
  9. Clean my garage & organize all our catering stuff in a central area

10.  Think about cleaning the attic 

11.  Clean the closets in all bedrooms 

12.  Buy a TV to replace the one in our bedroom that decided to go kaput 

13.  Clean the closet in the laundry room/mud room and organize my laundry room 

14.  Go to VA to get stuff organized for the 60th anniversary party for my parents 

15.  Pull off the most awesome 60th anniversary party EVER 

16.  Go to NC to see my friend Susan over the 4th 

17.  Go to Greenville again to see my friend in the nursing home 

18.  Meet up with some old high school friends for a nice leisurely evening 

19.  Get the rest of the trim and back wall of house painted 

20.  Get back on track with my walking 

21.  Find a kickboxing or similar class to join that I can stick with 

22.  Lose weight 

23.  Get off the fence and make a decision on surgery 

24.  Catch up the bank reconciliations for my ex-boss 

25.  Get my ex-boss to pay me 

26.  Take at least two trips to Savannah 

27.  Go to Nashville to see #1 at least once 

28.  Get off my butt and make my new venture work 

29.  Get more serious with my writing 

30.  Enjoy more time with hubby 

Just the two of us


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38 Responses to Honey, I’ll Do It List

  1. Angelia Sims says:

    I can relate to soooo many of these! Except the writing. I am more discouraged than anything. It’s not writers block. It’s more like nerves – I guess. Really strange, I just can’t figure it out.

    #20 sounds like the very best! I love that picture of y’all. 🙂

    • pegbur7 says:

      I would never have thought that. YOur writing just seems to flow from you. You’re an encouragement to me!

      • Angelia Sims says:

        Awwwh! Thank you. I think it’s the wedding and moving, plus when I started writing I had one goal in
        mind. For a certain someone to “discover” it and be (honestly?) kinda envious. Well, that happened, but by then I didn’t care if they were envious anymore. I actually hoped they liked it and got something out of it. But no, they don’t go near it with a ten foot pole. They consider it private (ha! Me. Really…). Maybe my bubble burst after a year. I would love her approval, which is dumb, but since SHE was the reason I started in the first place. I guess I just need new direction now; to write for fun, or for a book, or ???? That’s what I haven’t figured out.

      • pegbur7 says:

        The only reason you need sweetie is because YOU like it and it makes YOU feel better. The fact that the rest of us adore you and love reading you is just extra icing on the cake. And the heck with HER. 😉

      • terrepruitt says:

        Awesome reply (to Angelia) Peg. I agree with you!

      • pegbur7 says:

        It’s true. She is awesome and I so enjoy her writing!

  2. Teri Smieja says:

    That is a very big list! And a super cute photo! 🙂

  3. Hadassah says:

    I seriously like #10 because you don’t need to do a thing! LOL!

  4. Janet says:

    Normally I would say that the list is a little too long for me because summertime is when I rejuvenate and recover from teaching over the past year. Basically, it is the time when I can return to being a “normal human.” but I have retired now, and I don’t have that excuse any more. Now I have to admit that I just don’t want to do many of those things, hahaha!

    I do have a list, but most of the list involves surving a kitchen rennovation, working on church projects, playing with my grandkids and doing things just to make my hubby happy…not necessarily in that order.

  5. suzicate says:

    I’m with Trisha on liking ten…the others make me tired. You could add hire someone to do all those things…I’d like to do that here but hiring someone would be way to expensive.

  6. Alaina says:

    Wow! Good luck getting through your list!

  7. Ron says:

    Goood Morning Peg!

    LOVED you list!

    26. Take at least two trips to Savannah.

    I would love to meet up with you for one of those trips because I have ALWAYS wanted to see Savannah! Especially after the movie, “The Garden of Good and Evil.”

    We could track down Lady Chablis and have a glass of wine with her!!!!

    Have a SUPER day, my dear friend…X

    • pegbur7 says:

      Well I know we are going for Hubby’s b-day June 22-24. Can you arrange a trip that quickly? We always stay at The Dresser Palmer House off Fortsyth Park. You can go to their website and check them out. It’s a charming little B & B off Forsyth Park but still close enough to downtown and the Riverfront that we walk down there all the time. http://www.dresserpalmerhouse.com. You really should try to make it sometime. Let me know when YOU can go and I’ll make it happen. Even if hubby can’t! We can have a “girls” long weekend! LOL I LOVE LOVE LOVE Savannah! Sitting on the front porch of the Inn with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening is heaven!

  8. Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead of you.

    What a sweet photo of you and your Hubs! I hope the two of you get some date nights together too.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s.

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks Tina! The pic was on our 28th anniversary last December in, of course, Savannah! I’ve already got #10 crossed off my list so I’m on my way! LOL

  9. My very favorite of all of these is “think about cleaning the attic”! That rocks! Now, IMHO, you need to wait for a rainy day to even think about that! A cold rainy day. Know what I mean?

    • pegbur7 says:

      See I made it easy on myself! Think about cleaing the attic? checked off the list already! LOL

      The reason I haven’t finished the window trim is because it HAS bee raining every day. ARGH!

  10. Lua says:

    I think I have 300 things I vowed to do every summer 🙂 I love making lists, so that habit of mine doesn’t really help either…
    I LOVE the picture by the way 🙂

    • pegbur7 says:

      Thanks. I understands about the list thing. I usually make lists (things to do, groceries, errands) and then I leave the list home or lose it! LOL. Maybe I should have added REMEMBER where I put my list! LOL

  11. terrepruitt says:

    Yeeowza! This is why I DON’T make a list because it is too intimidating.

    What I have to do with a list that is long is combine items. 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 19 can be put under 22 in a subcategory . . . as in, “if I do 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 19 it might help with 22.” Because they will be activities where you are moving. And movement helps. And 20 and 21 will help with 22 also. So some of them can be combined, see what I mean about a list intimidating me? I have to combine to make it less scary. 🙂

    Good luck to you with this list, especially #23. That is often times a difficult thing to do, so I send you well wishes on that one especially.

    • pegbur7 says:

      Well, the assignment was to write 30 things so I had to keep them separate for the sake of having 30 things! I have done one and started on two more. See – that’s where my problem is… I start on one and then get sidetracked with another and it ends up taking three times as long!

      • terrepruitt says:

        Yes. You are so funny. I meant in the actually DOING you could combine them. And just explaining how I can’t even write them.

        I figured you wrote the list just fine, but I was trying to help you with accomplishing some things on your list your list. I get side tracked too. I can start a closet, get up to put something from that closet into another closet and come back three hours later (to the first closet) totally shocked that I had left it for three hours!

      • pegbur7 says:

        I know… I started on my desk today. That in itself is an undertaking. I got sidetracked on the phone for over an hour with the mortgage company and then my mom and then with a pile of papers on the floor, then the INSIDE of the desk which is another whole story…. I got most of the TOP of it cleaned…. I will finish it tomorrow. Tomorrow, after all, IS another day ala our good friend Scarlett!

    • terrepruitt says:

      I think I might have a desk under all the stuff in front of me.

  12. Woohoo for #5! And I’m happy to see losing weight far down the list. THere really ARE more important things!

  13. I keep thinking about getting a zen garden, but that may have to wait till after my 14 month old stops eating rocks.

  14. LisaF says:

    I’m exhausted just reading your list. Now you just have to separate it into *wants* and *needs*!

  15. Amy says:

    I love that you are going to “think about cleaning the attic” but after everything else on your list, I think thinking is MORE than enough. Good luck with your new venture. I hope it works out.

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