Tuesday, January 6, 2009
George is officially on the blogwagon.... he calls me with these inspired ideas...and it's good to hear him laugh at himself (even when it's at my expense)... I encourage you to encourage him at:
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I'm sure there's a Good Housekeeping magazine somewhere that promotes going public with ones "to do" list. Probably helps in honoring the committment. I saw the idea from friend and blogger "Mousetower." Hers was very ambitious (but she'll probably have it completed by the end of tax season) and hers also involved a great deal of sewing related activities....
1) Perpetually Craig's List everything that is not being used or enjoyed (that means I keep the kids). If it's not a sellable items throw it in the van and head for the Rescue Mission.
2) Find a way to have our July 2000 wedding video edited. I'm sure the guy doesn't work from VHS anymore, I should probably call. (The editing is paid for, but I've been busy - look for this In my 2010 list as well).
3) Clean out closets at least three times per year.
4) Organize barn (that's where all of the storage is).
5) Apply for Section 8a (disadvantaged business status) - this is a January priority.
6) Apply for Maryland (women owned) - MBE/WBE status - 1st quarter priority.
7) Decorate computer lab
8) Clean or replace basement carpet
9) Book one full week of camping vacation
10) Have all scrapbooking within one year of being current
I guess I should include health & fitness goals..
11) Eat at least one fruit & one vegetable & drink one water bottle per day
Shoot! I forgot spiritual issues... I'm a mess! goals? spiritual goals.... George suggests, "Obey Your Husband."... I'll get back to you....
There... that's a good start! What's on YOUR "To Do" List?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Thanks to gracesuponus for this fantastic visual!
While I try to give the kids lots of exposure to activities (t-ball; dance; camps; gymnastics; scouts et al) I think it's so important to schedule nothing... Some folks call them "Pajamas Days!" That really works for me - I also think it does a lot for family team building. How can they be close if they're only together on the run? A friend once told me that they tell their four children, "You're a Partenza - and that means something!" I LOVE that! Can you imagine if every family was it's own team? So we are the Schooley's! No uniforms yet, but we can work on that.