What did this past week make you say?

What did this past week make you say>? Did you have some specific goals in mind when the week began? Did you have a list of things to do? If so, was it written or mental? Was it long or short? Mine was a mental list and it was lengthy. I knew at the beginning of the week there was no way to complete every single item on the list. You see, the more I think about what should get done, the more undone things I notice!

But this week had a different feel. Rather than freeze like a deer in the headlights, I made a plan. I planned to catch up some of my paperwork and catch up on getting some of my piles of paperwork put away in the appropriate places. I knew if I could at least do that, I would feel competent. That was important this week.

I worked on it a bit each day. Now most of it is caught up. It makes me wonder, of course, what the heck all that procrastination was about! I mean it wasn’t that difficult, or even all that time consuming. The next step is to gather the various files of photographs and memorabilia that are in different places, and put them all in one place. When that is done, I can then put them in albums, files, frames, scrapbooks, or whatever. I learned that by locating these things all in one place will make it FAR more likely for me to catch up. You see, when they are all in one place, I can then decide how to manage it!

I realize this isn’t a stroke of brilliance on my part. It really is as simple as putting ALL the pencils in one section of one drawer, rather than having some in every room of the house. The same can be said of warranties, photos, etc. It is hard to be fully organized and have everything caught up when you have NO IDEA about the size of the task!

So this week, I actually managed things. Yes, I tutored. Yes, I did the usual home related stuff (meal prep, laundry, cleaning, grocery store, etc.). But I am especially glad that I took charge of some of the “STUFF”.

Why am I going on and on about that? I have no idea! BUT—I sense that someone else may need to know that it can be done.

This isn’t an earth shattering post, nor even all that inspirational. However, the direction I went this week, and the tasks I accomplished, are what make me say Ahhhh this evening. After so many weeks of feeling overwhelmed, and wanting to say Arghhh, it is a welcome change.

I wish you a peaceful heart this evening. God bless your weekend.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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16 Responses to What did this past week make you say?

  1. What did the week make me say? Too many words bleeped out to post! God bless you Kate.

  2. auntyuta says:

    I would call this post an inspirational post as many of your posts are, dear Kate. I know to keep working at tidying up can give me a wonderful sense of achievement. Even if I haven’t achieved as much as I wanted to during one week, I still feel good about it that at least I tried to do as much as possible! Wishing you a very pleasant weekend! 🙂

    • Kate Kresse says:

      Thanks Uta! I love that feeling of achievement that can only come from completing a nagging task. I hope your weekend is wonderful!

      • auntyuta says:

        Thanks Kate. I have a quietly reflecting weekend. On Monday we have to travel to Sydney for a funeral.

        • Kate Kresse says:

          as Uta I am so sorry to hear of your loss. i hope that you are comforted by your friends and family.

          • auntyuta says:

            With some departed loved ones you get the feeling that it was time for them to leave. You are grateful for the times they could be in your lives. But when the time runs out you have to accept that they really want to be somewhere else. In my family’s case I think they are at peace and with God, which is a great comfort. I am very touched by what both families did to give them the last rest. Both our daughter Gaby and her long time carer David let rather difficult lives. But there were times when they could greatly enjoy each other. And Gaby was always very life confirming and always found ways overcoming some of her disabilities. Last year Gaby died rather suddenly but knowing her disabilities not all that unexpectedly. She died when she was the most happy. David survived her by a bit over a year even though he had been in extremely bad health for many years. David’s family gave him a very good funeral and I was very touched by this.
            When our daughter died so suddenly last year it was our family who put together to give her a good parting. Sadly David had neglected to inform his family. So they weren’t part of the celebration of Gaby’s life. Yes, I feel very sad about this. We shouldn’t have left it up to David to inform them. Somehow we thought because he had informed us about Gaby’s passing he would be able to ring someone in his family too. But he didn’t.
            Last Mondays celebration of David’s life somehow made up for it now. We were able to talk to David’s four brothers and three sisters.
            Sorry, Kate, this is such a long reply. I just want to tell you that I am okay and at peace with God. I think God’s ways are wonderful.

  3. I told you you’d like yourself better! 😉

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Bless you Kate and a happy weekend.

  5. Deb says:

    Great job, Kate! You give the rest of us hope!

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