We have several family members coming to visit this year. We will have more house guests than we have ever had, excepting a slumber party or two.
I guess I am into creating extra pressure for myself. In preparation for the family coming I have been pulling out my "To Do" lists from the past 3.5 years and doing all of the stuff I have avoided, for various reasons. Most of the items will have no effect on our guests. They probably won't even notice the difference, but their visit gives me a deadline and motivation. I have been playing "Beat the Clock" for a few weeks now. I was slowed down at bit by adding "rearrange the garage to fit ladder", "sand garage ceiling" and "2 coats of paint on garage ceiling" to the list, but things seem to be moving along well now.
I have re-painted a table and two chairs. It was time. The table had been hidden by a table cloth since my daughter's preschool art projects went wrong and this evil stuff that never came off the table a decade ago.
The robin's egg blue chairs are now teal.
The hidden under the tablecloth white table is now green like our dining table. This picture makes the color more yellow than it really is.