Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Slice of Life: I Did It for Jack!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

If you're familiar with Gretchen Rubin's four tendencies, then you'll understand my recent success.  If you're a regular reader of this blog, then you know the saga of the boxes.  I retired in 2014 and brought home about 30 boxes from school.  They took up residence in the garage (minus a few that I weeded out) until our kitchen remodel when the contractor needed the garage space.  So I moved the boxes to the guest bedroom.  Then when we had guests coming, I moved the boxes upstairs to my son's old bedroom.  I've slowly chipped away at the boxes, but could never quite finish the job of clearing the table piled with paper and a few final items from my teaching career.  But today I finally cleared the table because I'm an obliger and obligers need external accountability.  
The motivation for this empty table (soon to be moved to the garage) came from my grandson Jack.  He provided the external accountability that finally got me to clear this table.  You see, he's coming to spend a week with Grandma and Grandpa while his parents go on a trip.  And he needs that space for his crib!  I think the happiest person about this empty table may be my husband.  I'm glad you can't see the chair on the other side of the room.  There are still some papers on the chair that need sorting, but the table is empty!  Tonight we'll move the table to the garage in preparation for the arrival of Jack's crib.  Thanks, Jack!


  1. I think this is an award you didn't think about when those papers were piled & you kept saying you needed to weed them out. What a wonderful week that's coming! (I am smiling, too!)

  2. What a fun time you are going to have...love that you need the space for his crib!! Very, very special. Enjoy!!

  3. I love how you shared real examples of your tendencies. I've read just a little about them and think I should probably read the book because you understand more about yourself. Have fun with Jack, that is the best reason to get anything done.

  4. Woohoo! I know you’ve been working hard at this!