Friday, 30 August 2013

Setting Goals - Part deux

My goals for this week are:

1)  Get as much stuff together as possible and have a yard sale.  This includes, making signs and posting them, bringing stuff up from the basement that I have already set aside, scanning the rest of the house for crap I can get rid of, getting change, bags and newspaper for purchases, setting up, then taking whatever is left over after to the Cancer Patient Services Thrift Store in town.  Hopefully this is a good weekend for a yard sale - long weekend and the fair is in town.

2)  Do as much gardening as possible while outside taking care of the yard sale.  This only makes sense, because I will be outside anyways.  Might as well get something done.

3) If it is raining, clean the garage instead of gardening (I was going to writeinstead of doing number 2”, but my inner 10 year old quickly realized what that could be interpreted as, so I put gardening instead.  Hehehe....number 2...)

4)Write at least 2 blog entries next week.

5) Walk Wicket (my dog - for those non-nerds out there, my dog is named after the Ewok on Star Wars) a minimum of twice a day.  I have been seriously slacking on walks lately.  We have a fairly big backyard, so she does get lots of outside time, but she still needs her walks even though she is an old girl (she turned 15 on Canada day.  I think that is around 90 in human years.  Grandma dog!)

These are very short term goals.  I am starting off small.  I am, though, working on some longer term goals that I hope to post soon.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Setting Goals. AKA Getting my ass in gear

I have been lazy lately.  I mean, other than taking care of another human being, I have been lazy.  Although, the way she climbs my leg to be held makes me wonder if she is entirely human.

I have not just been lazy on my blog, but I have been lazy with my projects that are half started (and have been for months and some even years), I have been lazy about walking my dog, lazy with getting things together for the yard sale I have been wanting to have all summer, lazy with doing gardening and housework....the list goes on, trust me.   I am sure many other fellow mothers can relate to feeling behind or lazy, like me, but I have realized why I have been feeling (and acting) this way; I have not set any goals for myself.

I have realized that I really need to buckle down and get my butt in gear and in order to do that I am going to have to put myself back in the mind set of a student.  Deadlines, expectations, scheduling, goals.....I need that again.  

The last year I have had the time of my life taking care of my daughter.  I love her - there are no words to adequately describe how much, so I will just leave it at, I love her.  I love spending time with her, teaching her, watching her brain work and figure things out.  Even though sometimes I think she is a creature sent from the evil pits of Hell to steal my soul by not letting me sleep, I love her and being with her.  In becoming an observer I have thrown schedules out the window and have just been going with the flow and I have stopped doing the things that I used to spend a lot of time doing, and enjoyed.
 Creating - if you check out my Pinterest boards you will see some of the objects that inspire me to create.
Gardening - I still have not finished what I started in the Spring and the weeds are taking over.  Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew.
Writing - I started this blog to get back into writing (and reading) and I have not set any goals for it.  I want this blog to be something I can look back on and be proud of.  I would also like other people to see it - friends, family, strangers - and want to stick around.  I would like to think the adventures I write about and show are interesting to people, but most of all, helpful.

 So far, what I have posted has not been helpful.  I mostly post about my daughter, because, truthfully, I had no idea what else to write about and obviously she is the main part of my life right now, since it is just her and I 70% of the time.  As cute and wonderful as she is (save the times she turns into Demon-spawn when I put her down for a nap) I know that a very small audience is going to find pictures of my daughter pulling the tail of the cat interesting and make them want to stick around for more.  Although, I am sure it would make the people who pa-rouse Youtube for cat videos stick around.  Maybe I need more cats on my blog.....

So, the next few days, weeks, months, I will be setting tangible goals for myself to accomplish.  I hope to post them because that will really hold me accountable.  I am a visual learner so lists are good for me (especially with this lingering mommy-brain, lists are very helpful).

Have you set any recent goals for yourself?

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

First Birthday Already! ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

This teeny little thing...

is now a big ONE year old!
She got to eat her fave food all day...cheesies.

and I made her a special present....

with buttons!

and a special birthday wreath...that I burned my finger on real good.

More details to come from the party at a later date....
Happy WW!