November goals

I’m trying to be a little more organized these days – even though the Mister says that if I don’t have time to sit down and write a to-do list then I don’t have time for whatever is on the list. Okay, therapy so this is probably true but it’s time to pull my socks up a little and try and get some things done. Fionnuala is almost 3 months old now and I think we are settling into the new normal about as well as one can with a baby and a toddler. Lately (even before Fionnuala) I feel like I’ve just been ‘winging it’ which doesn’t really work for me – time to start writing things down.

November goals:

  • Work on my blogging. I miss it and this is my one main outlet for interaction with the world these days. It may be vain of me to think this but I always feel like blogging is the one thing I am good at these days (motherhood aside) so when I don’t have time for it I feel like something is lacking.
  • Work hard at getting pumping of  breastmilk to work for me* (it didn’t last time) but failing that suck it up and give Fionnuala a bottle of formula once in a while. Mama needs a night out.
  • Go on a date with the Mister (see the above).
  • Finish my toque. I was so close – and then I squished my finger. However, finger is healing nicely and I should be back to knitting soon.
  • Finish my quilt square. I signed up for Freebie 15 at my local quilting store and so every month you have to complete one quilt square and when you bring it in (on the 15th) you get the square for the next month. It’s only one quilt square!
  • Start getting some exercise. Ideally I would like to do the 30 Day Shred at least two days a week. I have no desire to do it every single day – which is good, because I don’t have the time for that either.

*I wrote this list a couple days ago, rented a pump and so far things are going well. Next step is to see if she will actually take a bottle!

So how about you: are you a list maker? Monthly planner? Or are you ‘winging it’ too?

  4 Replies to “November goals”

  1. Amanda
    November 4, 2010 at 5:05 am

    ah I think I fall under the wing and a prayer catagory 🙂

  2. Kat
    November 4, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Oh my. I think that if I had a c-section scar, I might absolve myself from the 30 Day Shred for life. You’re brave!

  3. November 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Overall I’m a very organized person, but have never made lists. Have tried, but they just get lost and forgotten about. So I keep everything in my head and sometimes that drives me nuts. Feels good to get it down on paper even if I never look at it again =).

    Anyway, put that night out at the top of the list, I know I’d go crazy without a whole lot of social interaction and at least a little alcohol. I’m already scoping out which of our chill neighborhood bars will be baby friendly…

  4. November 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I have always made lists, and keep a detailed day timer. One of the reasons is because my mom is a terrible procrastinator and it did impact my life quite a bit when I was growing up. I realized long ago that if I wanted to meet my writing goals, then I was going to really have to get organized and get things done. Also, I’m always been Type A, and procrastinating stresses me out a lot. Also, there’s no way that someone could have my job, and not be a planner.

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