As you probably know I love lists, and I have To-Do Lists that are a) very long, b) unrealistic, and c) lists of To-Do Lists *for* my other To-Do Lists! (Ridiculous, I know. So.Many.Lists. Oh well.) But I can certainly share three things that are in the top of my brain (and its own list) right now, so here goes.
1. Find another job. This has been on the top of many lists for a long while, but recent events have made it even more necessary for me. The real kicker was yesterday, when I asked if someone could please empty the trash in the library, since our usual person is on vacation this week, and nothing had been picked up since last Thursday. The solution: *I* am now collecting the library's trash. I am not too good to do this, or a snob who thinks that people who collect trash are somehow not worth thinking about. Rather, I am angry that this is the solution they came up with. The powers-that-be decided outsourcing the building maintenance would be a great idea, so there are very specific things that the cleaning service will and will not do. I could go on, but suffice it to say that apparently adding someone else's duties to another employee when someone is out is not part of the contract. Which is stupid. Anyhoo, I am very hopeful that something happens sooner rather than later on the job front for me. Because especially very soon, it will only get worse for a long while before it gets any better.
OK, sorry for the mini-rant. Moving on.
2. Clean out one closet. Yes, all of the closets need to be cleaned out, but you know, baby steps. Surely I can get one out of the way. Theoretically, it will help remind me not to just throw stuff into closets willy-nilly, and cut down on the need to do it again whenever it becomes Another Big Thing.
3. Finish - or just even get closer to finishing - seaming a sweater. My Custom Fit sweater was finished and blocked months ago. A couple of weeks ago, I seamed the shoulders. That's it. If I would actually finish seaming it, then I could knit the neckline, and then I could actually WEAR it. And the weather is only going to get cooler in the next couple of months, so I don't have the well-it's-not-like-I-could-wear-it-in-this-weather-anyway excuse.
To some extent, the first item is out of my control - but the other two could actually - hopefully - happen. Yay. :-) And I could do them this weekend ... or, I could do this:
I won't. But ... I could ... and it would greatly amuse me ...