Stuff to do? Let it Go

by Katy on February 28, 2010 · 10 comments

Today was a really busy day and I didn’t find the time to write anything. Usually I post a previously published column on days like this, but today I decided not to.

Instead, I’m using this mini-column to ask Non-Consumer Advocate readers to cut yourself some slack. Leave that laundry on the line an extra day, prepare a super easy dinner and hide that To-do list.

When my son asked after dinner if would play Bingo with him and a friend, I actually said yes, even though I hadn’t cleaned up from dinner yet. And you know what, we had a lot of fun. (I do like cranking that cage!)  Normally, I would have told him that I didn’t have time.

I still have laundry on the line, dinner was french toast with orange wedges and my To-do list is sadly neglected.

Eh, who cares? I highly doubt I’ll be on my deathbed wishing I’d been more efficient with household chores. Seriously, cut yourself some slack.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Katy February 28, 2010 at 1:47 am

Please note that my day was “busy” because of my 11-year-old’s basketball game, going out for crepes. going to see a movie and then having a friend over.

Good busy.

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate


Jacquelyn February 28, 2010 at 8:44 am

Nice! Thanks for the free pass! Sounds like you had a fun day.


Lisa February 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

Ha! My clothes have been on the clothesline for THREE days now. I’m allowing them to absorb the maximum amount of fresh air and sunshine. Lunch here consisted of precooked canned pork smothered in my favorite bbq sauce with a side of southwestern bean dip and tortilla chips. There’s a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream with my name on it in the freezer. Sssshhhhh….I think I hear it calling my name.


Kris-ND February 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

This is good timing for me. I wasn’t home all day Friday or yesterday, so I really need to get housework done, BUT, I have done very little today waiting and now watching the U.S. and Canadian gold medal hockey game. There are three denominations in the state of ND…Catholic, Lutheran and hockey 😉

I was about to say maybe it was a waste, but as I was typing the U.S…………..SCOOOOOOOOOORED to tie the game in the last few seconds! Guess our waste of a day hasn’t been all that wasted…lol

Thanks for the reminder not to feel guilty about being a slacker! lol


magdalena February 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I was pretty busy today, but did get some slack time. I gave myself a cooking break by serving the same thing for brunch and supper with different side dishes (oh, the versatility of sausage!)


Greta February 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Whenever I’m torn about doing something fun vs. getting stuff done, I always use the death-bed scenario. When I’m on my death-bed, am I gonna wish I had washed one more fork or am I gonna wish I had one more hour of snuggle time with my baby boy. NO CONTEST! That’s not to say we don’t have to suck it up and get stuff done, but we hyper-responsible Capricorn types don’t really need to worry about losing complete control of our to-do lists.


Katy February 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Am I supposed to be “hyper-responsible?” I wish someone had told me this before now.



Hiptobeme February 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

This was timely for me, thank you. I was all stressed about my to do list that I became much less productive putting everything off. After I read this, I thought, who cares if I get everything done or not? It’s Sunday! This helped me prioritize and, then, guess what? I got it all done, but in a much more relaxed way. Good stuff. Next time, I’ll just leave the laundry and go to the park!


Katy February 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Yay! The laundry will wait for you, but the park might be wet and rainy tomorrow.

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate

P.S. My laundry waited for me as well, funny how that happens!


tammy March 1, 2010 at 6:39 am

Last week I found myself telling myself (amazing how often we talk, argue and disagree) that doing something was “super important and I had to be super cautious)
What the What was a I thinking!?
Normally, I read Deepak Chopra or Wayne Dyer in the morning. This morning Katy I started off my inspirational reading with your blog.
Thank you for caring about me more than I care for myself


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