September 23, 2014
Weekend Recap and Goals
The structure of our weekends is changing along with everything else. Since I am no longer running errands and cleaning and grocery shopping during the week, some of these jobs must necessarily get done on the weekends. I will remain focused, however, on making sure we fit in fun and quality family time as well.
This weekend's highlights included a visit to the farmer's market, along with some free painting in the park. It was a gorgeous weekend, with typical September blue skies. The weather also called for apple-picking. We hit an orchard and loaded a couple bags. And when you have a lot of apples, you must make pie. So I did. The mornings are getting chillier, and the dark is closing in earlier; and we all know what that means. We have to savor every little bit of Fall before the Winter sets in.
As I get back into the swing of things, I'm also going to go back to setting some goals at the beginning of the week. I'm still figuring out how best to manage work and home together, and having some overall goals is a good thing.
Goals for this week:
1. Hire a new sitter. (Don't ask - very stressed.)
2. Research apps for maintaining grocery lists to determine if it'd be worth getting one. Maybe I should eliminate some of the paper from my life/kitchen counter? Do any of you use one you like?
3. Get up early to exercise two more times this week. (I did today! Go me!)
4. Purchase some more work clothes. Kevin actually asked me to add this one, after watching me sift through my clothes in the closet and sigh, struggling to find an outfit. I seem to have clothes, but very few outfits.
5. Plan a date to get together with friends. Social planning is one of those things that will fall away easily if I don't make it a priority.