Chores and Rewards

I had today off from work, and while I didn’t have the most productive day, I did get a couple of nagging tasks done. First off, I dealt with somewhere between six and eight months of mostly-unopened mail:

Longtime blog readers may recall that once upon a time, I started a quest to eradicate junk mail from my life, and while I’ve been fairly successful, it’s time to update a few of my subscription-killer options, because I’m starting to get catalogs again. I did find a couple of critically important things in the mail – like a $50 check, and my Springsteen tickets for next month – so it felt like a pretty successful undertaking.

I also cleaned out my desk and the junk drawer in my bedroom – neither of which I photographed before getting started – but still, it was quite satisfying to get everything wrangled.

I rewarded myself for getting these tedious projects done with a picnic at Yards Park with my friends. The weather was pleasant, the company enjoyable, the location lovely, and the wine plentiful. A wonderful evening!

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2 thoughts on “Chores and Rewards

  1. Common Loon August 11, 2012 / 8:54 am

    Oh I really need to make some progress on my chore list!!! Good on you! Hope this will serve as inspiration.

  2. JoAnn August 11, 2012 / 11:02 am

    It must be the little August cool down, as we have been taking chunks out of the garage junk. The piles to toss are much larger than the piles that need a specific place. How do you stop junk mail, especially the notices for credit “opportunities”?? ow are the kitties doing?

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