So, some of my doings for today:
1. Write that little report for Mandy. Really, it took all of 10min, why did I push it off for so long? And it made her so happy. Doing is good.
2. Rescue the kitchen from the nightmare that was Thing Small granting her friend's Christmas wish of gingerbread house making. Note to self: DO NOT go off to New Year's Eve gathering and leave Thing Small unattended with such intentions unless you are braced for the consequences...
There was royal icing "cement" in my poor mixer and crushed candy cane all over Ash's favourite stool.
The gingerbread house itself experienced some kind of natural disaster:
And, again, it took longer to mobilize the girls to help clean up than to actually get back to some semblance of normal. Even a little doing actually gets things DONE. Imagine that. Who woulda thunk it?
3. Make bread. I restarted my sourdough starter and there is a batch of dough on the counter. I'll tell you more about it later.
4. Write a blog post. Okay, this one is taking a bit longer, but at least once I started I'm finishing it. And I will get the hang of this process faster if I (you guessed it) DO it. To that end I also corralled Himself briefly to show me again how to work the fancy camera. Honestly, I used to be a decent photographer with an excellent grasp of my old (completely manual) Pentax K1000 35mm camera. Digital is nice for being instant, but the Nikon D200 is heavy, bulky and fiddly. But again if I DO I will figure it out. I also learned that the iPhone does perfectly well for blog pictures that won't need editing!
There are more things to DO today but somehow they seem just a little less overwhelming.
What's your word for this year?