The goals I made this year were more of a to-do list format than I’ve done in past years. I’ve made a dry-erase chart with a list of things to to daily, to do weekly, and to do monthly.
Last’s years list was kind of a flop, since many of my things were related to movement and I ended up with a hernia on January 2nd. I’m hoping to lighten the load this year.
Nevertheless, I’m behind again already. I’ve yet to check off the “Write a Blog Post” on my weekly column yet this year, although I plan on doing so tonight. Part of that might be related to the fact that our camera quit working a few days before Christmas, so we only have our phones right now.
Because I’m in a sharing mood, here are my goals:
- Beds made
- Family scripture study
- Take fiber
- Read to the kids
- Dishes away
- Wipe counters
- Wipe table
- Personal scripture study
- I should have added “Laundry away.” That might be included in an update.
- Family Home Evening
- Read the Relief Society lesson
- Vacuum the living room
- Vacuum the bedrooms
- Clean the toilet
- Empty all the garbages
- Clean the microwave (this could have been a monthly, I think)
- Finish a sewing project (this is turning into a daily lately)
- Library or park
- Blog post
- Date with Steve
- Temple trip
- Visiting teaching
- Read a novel
- Pick out pictures for annual photo album (more likely to accomplish if I do a month at a time)
- Wash the sheets
- Scrub the shower
- Clean out the fridge
- Wash the mirrors
- Dust the ceiling fans
There you go. It is interesting, I’m finding that the things I am most likely to check off each day are not the ones I would have guessed. I’m finding I’m much more likely to do the cleaning than most of the other tasks (well, except sewing). I certainly don’t see that as my strong suit, but it looks like my good, better, best priorities might need some straightening out.
I’m hoping that, because I like to share my craftiness on this blog, I’ll be more inclined to write as I share my weekly sewing project accomplishments. Already this year I’ve reupholstered our dining room chairs (yeah, microfiber wasn’t nearly as kid-friendly as I may have led you to believe), made a teething guard on Mikey’s crib (he is a gnawer!), half-fixed Evelyn’s bed skirt (it could use a trim),
mended a handful of items, made Mikey some new church pants, embroidered a stack of things I had been saving since my machine quit working last summer, and a few other little things. I love having my machines in working order again.
And there you have it, my 2013 goals/resolutions/what have you.
I’ll do my
good better best to keep you more updated this year!