Oh my goodness…it has been such a long time since I last posted any goals! I took a little break towards the end of the summer because I just wanted to have some free, unstructured time with my precious kiddos before they went back to school.
So, let me catch you up on what’s been going on around here…
It’s been quite an adjustment for me to have both kids in school full-time. I always thought how nice it would be to have no interruptions in my day…how I could just get a zillion things done and be so productive…or even just go to get a pedicure in the middle of the day without needing a babysitter.
So you can imagine how surprised I was to learn that I haven’t been enjoying being on my own all day. I miss my kids terribly…their sweet little smiles and hearing, “Mom?” thousands of times each day. Thankfully, they adore their new teachers and are having a great time at school.
We also lost our kitty cat last week, after 14 years. He was our first baby, adopted from the SPCA after being married about a month. We named him Gunner and he brought us so much happiness…watching him pounce on shadows or on the frogs that used to stick to our glass door when we lived in North Carolina was the funniest thing ever.
He had kidney disease, and it went from being manageable to death in the space of only a few hours. When we realized that he was going, we made him as comfortable as possible and spent a good deal of time petting and talking to him. He even purred for us a bit, which just broke my heart.
Now that I’ve had some time to get myself a bit more acclimated since school has started, I’m going to start working on some things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, like write an ebook (more on that later!) and get more organized. After completing the 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home last year, some more clutter has found its way back in to the house, so I’ve decided to follow along with professional organizer and blogger Lisa Woodruff from Organize 365 on her 40 Weeks, 1 Whole House organizing series.
I heard Lisa say on her podcast for week 2 that there are studies that show that a person gets more done when they have written out a to-do list the night before. I’ve always been the type to say, “Oh, I’ll remember everything, I don’t need a list,” but then my productivity isn’t all I’d like it to be. So I’m using a list this week and we’ll see how it goes.
Here’s what I’ve got planned for this week:
- Complete my Bible reading each morning (I’m following along with Courtney of Women Living Well)
- Read Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray (affiliate link)
- Take 1 Body Step, 2 Spin, 2 abs, and 2 Body Pump classes
- Attend Back to School night
- Help my daughter with piano practice
- Clean out our shoe basket
- Organize my kitchen cupboard that is reserved for “office” things
- Buy a basket for organizing paper and a basket for Bible and books that I keep by my quiet time chair
- Have carpets cleaned (feline kidney disease is not good for your carpets 🙁 )
- Trim bushes in the yard
- Write one chapter of the ebook
What’s on your to-do list this week?