During October I Will.....


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

This Year I Will.....January Review

  • Kiss and cuddle my little babies at least once every day. CHECK
  • Find something to smile about each day.  Tried hard with this but sadly there have been some ups & downs this month and on a few occasions I've struggled
  • Have a minimum of 30 minutes every day of ME time, no children, no TV, no computer, no telephone, just ME.  As selfish as this may sound, it needs to be done for my own health, both physically & mentally.  As with the above goal I've struggled with this one but have made a more concerted effort to meet with friends for coffee or lunch chats.
  • Make Fridays (my day off) part housework/errand - frees the weekend to spend time with Liam & Freya - and part 'me' time.  Too much of the housework/errand stuff last year!  Total fail, no more needs to be said
  • Go for a walk every day, even if it is only for 5 minutes, I will go outside and walk to clear my head and think about life.  Started the month with a positive, but sadly I have developed an injury to my foot and have been on crutches for the last 2 1/2 weeks
  • Eat 5 portions of fruit & veg a day. This has been achieved, but sadly I don't feel any better for it
  • Have a wonderful Summer holiday; a 3 1/2 week tour of Europe to include my Brother's Wedding in Lithuania. On Target for achievement Planned the route, need to start booking ferries & hotels now.  Have brought the kids new summer rain coats (not that it is going to rain!!!) - bargain at £3 each from Millets
  • Get organised; 2010 was really not a good year and this year I will get back to the place where I am in control of what is happening and not depending upon others, who quite frankly let me & my children down.  Just feel so out of control at the moment, partly down to the foot injury as I haven't actually done anything to it!
  • Choose carefully those people I let into our lives.  Seen a side to someone in my life that I have not seen before and I don't really like how it makes me feel
  • Start organising presents for Christmas - Its going to be a stress free one this year unlike the mayhem of 2010!  Nothing achieved yet but the aim if to get stocking fillers by end of September and main presents by end of November
  • Have a professional family photo shoot.  Not started on the goal yet
  • Do something new every month. Fish Pedicure in January
  • Finish decorating my scrap space & bedroom. On target. 1 black bin bag sorted and new bed clothes purchased
  • Decorate Liam's room.  Not started
  • Decorate the lounge.  Not started
  • Decorate the hall stairs & landing.  Not started
  • Finish the roof on my garage, laundrette and downstairs toilet.  Not started
  • New laundrette cupboards.  Not started
  • Decorate down stairs toilet.  Not started
  • Sort out the plumbing.  Not started
  • New window in bathroom and landing.  Not started
  • Find a baby sitter so I can go to Bromsgrove Crop on a Saturday.  Achieved!!!
  • Attend a retreat.  Booked and first instalment paid
  • Complete 12 LO's a month.  Achieved
  • Complete 12 Granny Squares or stripes a month.  Only managed 6 this month
  • Catch up on unfinished scrapping projects from 2010; JYC 2010, Document 2010, LSNED 2010 & Liam & Freyas Year In The Life Of albums.  Didn't catch up on any projects that need completion
  • Complete a family scrapbook for 2011; something on the lines of Document 2011.  Ordered some KI calendar pages to use which came this week.  Plan is to start scrapping January at Bromsgrove crop on Saturday 
  • Complete Liam's and Freya's '2011 Year In The Life Of' mini albums. Not started 
  • Use more scrap stash than I buy.  Not really achieved this one but I have cancelled a kit subscription with Scrapagogo, partly down to being swamped with stash and partly needed to save some money for Summer hols and work on the house
  • Finish all the crochet projects I have started before I begin anything new.  Worked on my striped blanket but have purchased some wool for a new project which won't be started until the 4 projects I have on the go have been completed
  • Knit myself a pom pom scarf.  Not started
  • Take time to rediscover cross stitch.  None done this month 
  • Bake lots and lots of yummy things.  Baking a batch of carrot cakes & apple & walnut cakes, plus assisted Freya to make some chocolate tiffin
  • Win the lottery (got to have one thing that won't happen on the list).  Fail


Getting there slowly

1 comment:

Jackie xxx said...

WOW love, what a list. Good luck carrying some of them forward to Feb and achieving even more crossed off your list.



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