Footsteps and Garage Sales

Footsteps and Garage Sales

**I am sorry this didn’t post on Monday! The site had some difficulties, and wouldn’t allow any posts until early morning on Tuesday.**

Okay, so I have a correction/confession.

Last Monday, I said that the original blogger who started Project Elephant (read about the original idea here) changed everything on her blog and was no longer doing the Project Elephant posts.

I was wrong. Sort of. She did change everything, but she is not quitting Project Elephant.

However…

After some thought, I’ve decided to move ahead with renaming my project series, because I’m not sure how excited she would be about me riding the coattails of her series indefinitely. So…she got me started, and I’m going to use this as a launching point for my newly named (but still the same conceptually) series!

And thanks to my sweet friend, Kacie, for the inspiration for the new name!

Kacie suggested something along the lines of “Footsteps” of “Footprints”. I liked that, but I thought I’d take it a little further and do some research about each word. I also did some translating into other languages, and then I stumbled on something that perfectly describes how I do projects.

The translation of “footsteps” from English to Spanish was “los escalones,” so I decided to just look up “escalones”. It comes from the Spanish word “escalonar.”

When I looked up the definition for “escalonar”, these are some of the definitions: “to scale, to place at intervals, to stagger.”

Um, hello!!!

This describes, well, just about…every project I complete. I stagger my way through most projects, improvising, creating, revising. In order to” scale the mountain” (aka “complete the bigger project” formerly known as “eating an elephant”), I’ve got to place my feet at regular intervals (aka “complete the project in smaller chunks” — formerly known as “eating the elephant one bite at a time”).

Whew!

Anyone else done with the quotations marks??

Okay, so I’m trying out the name for this week.

Operation Escalones

What do you think? I’d love to hear your opinion!

As for the project list itself, here is the project list as of last week, with one item completed!

Project List #2

You guys, this last week has been c-r-a-z-y.

I was doing a yard sale with 10 other moms all week long. It took three days to set up, and the sale was three days long. Suffice it to say, I was busy!

Here are some pictures of the sale, to give you an idea of how much stuff we had!

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I’m getting hives just looking at it again!

Anyway, it was a lot of hard work, but it was also hanging out with some fun, awesome moms all week long.

It was a successful sale, and I’m glad to have done it, but goodness knows I’m glad to have it over!

The plan for the rest of the week is to be with my boys! I missed them all week when they were with my mom or Ty’s mom. They had so much fun, but I can tell that they’re just about as fried as I am.

It felt good to go through all our stuff and get rid of it. What I didn’t sell is getting donated (the next item on my list), so that will be a little bit of a project, too…wish me luck!

Operation Escalones: Project Garage Sale — check!

What do you think of the new name? Have some suggestions? Tell me about them! 

10 Comments

MaryJean

about 5 years ago

Good luck & have fun with your boys! We had a blast last night!

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Hayley Schraufnagel

about 5 years ago

So glad you did. Thanks for being so great!

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Julie

about 5 years ago

I am impressed with your research rather than take the easy way out (a path I probably would have taken).

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Hayley Schraufnagel

about 5 years ago

Ha! Thanks!

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Lisa Powe

about 5 years ago

Love the new name!

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Hayley Schraufnagel

about 5 years ago

Thanks, friend!

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Michelle

about 5 years ago

Donate your clothes to Acts ministry at central :) your garage sale looked awesome!

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Hayley Schraufnagel

about 5 years ago

Thanks for the reminder!

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