I have managed to cross a few things off my list lately, though. I was able to unpack all the boxes in the dining room and get the dining room and Baker's Rack organized. It was a huge step forward for me and I felt really accomplished when I was done. A lot of things got organized on shelves, and many more things were thrown away. But I'm working my way to streamlining things.
The other thing I've done is make a list of things I need to do not only nightly, but daily. I picked up one of Amazon's Free App of the Day a few weeks ago. It's called Motivated Moms and it's working wonderfully for me. There is a subscription fee ($8/yr, which I don't see as terribly expensive) to get updated tasks, but it's definitely worth it for me. It comes pre-loaded with a bunch of tasks, things that I know need to be done, but I don't regularly think about and if you pay the subscription fee, you'll get updated tasks as the year goes on (right now, I'm in a 2 month trial period). I'm able to set tasks for the boys, Rich and myself, and it's giving me a way to not only keep track of what I need to get done, but I'm able to keep track of how many earn points the boys get in a day. All in all, it's helping keep me on task.
There are several others goals that I could probably knock off, but so far, things have been a bit busy. The boys are on Summer Vacation and the world is getting busy. I've been a bit iffy with my water, ate at Sonic last week, and haven't been on top of picture taking. But I have been reading a lot (17 books in 41 days - and if you're interested in seeing what I've read, you can check my books read page. So progress is being made, though not as fast as I'd like. So far, I have checked off of 101. But I also have 960 days left to finish it off. Progress!
This week, I'm planning on emptying the boxes in the closet and make a Goodwill run, so that should take care of two more items from my list. And I'll keep reaching toward that goal of 365 books in a year, as well as all my others.
|Teddy and Pete, showing off their|
trophies - Teddy's in Math
and Pete's in Music