I really loved my 2011 To Do List for last year. It kept me motivated and focused and I love looking at checklists, especially ones with items checked off. I makes me feel like I have actually accomplished something tangible, because as you know, the dishes and laundry are never fully complete and so us moms are sometimes left wondering if we ever do anything worthwhile and lasting. At least I do anyway. So, I am transferring over some of the items I didn't get to last year to this year's list, as well as my "Be there more as a mom" goal...because I think I always need that one. It is a constant struggle to balance housework, chores, errands, spending time with kids, smelling the roses, etc. One that I may never master...but I will certainly keep trying.
Leftover To Do's from 2011
Be there more as a mom. Listen more. Get down and play more. Read with them more. Smile more. Don't cry so much over the proverbial "spilled milk". Delight in what my kiddies delight in (other than burping of course).
DEJUNK THE ENTIRE HOUSE! Of course this one will never be fully completed...but I sure can try my hardest. Went through the little boy's room. January 2012 Organized the Lego collection. April 2012. Cleaned, organized, de-junked and painted pantry. It looks amazing! April 2012. Organized Miss B's room Summer 2012. Organized office March 2012.
Redo theater chairs. Big project. I am not sure if I'm up for this one...I can't get the seats off.
Paint secretary desk peacock blue (maybe).
Finish Mr. C's headboard and make a bed skirt.
Make a magnet board for the hall.
New To Do's for 2012
Finish gathering plates for my plate wall and hang them.
Paint molding, doors, and trim in the entire house. *shudder* This one scares me. I don't want to I don't want to...
Clean and seal grout. This one scares me too.
Clean out filing cabinet (yet another scary one) and paint it.
Recover and paint my office chairs.
Get up on time ( I am not a morning person).
Make a sandbox for Q with the hubby.
Make those two Christmas stockings I never got to this year.
Organize and burn my photos to backup DVDs.
Paint new/old wrought iron patio furniture. Three chairs painted. Table primed. July 2012
Quit stressing about the house never being completely clean (a forever struggle).
I am sure I'll add more as I go, but I think this should keep me busy for awhile. Here's to 2012 and cleaning, painting, organizing, living, breathing, laughing and loving.