Friday ended up being a busy day away from the house for the most part and by the time I had a chance to sit down in front of the computer to post my list of goals for the month I had absolutely no desire whatsoever to sit down in front of the computer. I did write it down in one of my trusty notebooks though .
I am still working on my DQS10 quilt. The plan is to finish piecing today, quilt it tomorrow, bind it on Monday and mail it on Tuesday.
I did wrap up the project I was working on for Logan’s teacher.
I don’t know what she is using them for, but she seemed genuinely pleased with the finished product. I am glad to have that task finished. I had forgotten how much I really dislike drawing things on a large scale.
Anyhoo…on to my list for April:
1. I will use my good camera everyday. Starting today! I’m going to have to get back into the habit of bringing my camera with me whenever I leave the house. Today’s pics? The kids playing in the yard and my flowers that keep coming back year after year despite my inept gardening prowess.
2. I will get a banner made to hang across my pop-up tent for market days and outdoor art shows.
3. I will work on new designs daily during the week.
4. I will get out for a walk every evening during the week. Weekend walks will be considered bonus!
5. I will not overload my calendar with other people’s stuff this month. And I won’t feel guilty about it either!! I mean it.
6. I will start on Teacher Appreciation gifts NOW (actually yesterday, if we want to get right down to it…yay me!) and will not wait until I’m having to whip stuff up at midnight the night before.
7. I will be more selective in my procrastination (it’s a start, okay).
I read somewhere recently that if something naggy or unfun needs doing and it’s going to take five minutes or less to do it? JUST DO IT ALREADY. I’ve been implementing this ridiculously simple time management idea throughout my days the last few weeks and I’m slapping myself for being so procrastinatey with stuff in the past. Another something I’ve read several times here and there is to give everything a “place” and then put it there. Guess what usually takes less than five minutes? Putting stuff where it belongs instead of accumulating stuff in piles that become naggy, unfun business that just sits there until I can’t take it anymore! Why do I do this to myself? Seriously.
8. I will continue to cull my “collection” and make places for the stuff with which I cannot bear to part.
9. I will remove the wallpaper from the powder room.
10. The kids and I will go through their closets and clean out all the clothes they cannot or do not wear any more.
Right now this seems like a reasonable list. I’ll keep you posted as we progress through the month. Wish me luck!