Last night I made home-made chili and my husband made home-made cornbread. We laughed as we shopped at the grocery store – there was not a can of black eyed peas on the shelf. I bought some purple hull peas to cook, but didn’t do it. We spent New Years eve making home-made kolaches (poppyseed and apricot) and pumpernickel bread. We played Crazy 8 (a card game) and danced in the kitchen to “What are You Doing New Years?” (big band version). I also cleaned the pantry out, hung up my 2008 calendar and weighed in.
I’m a busy bee this new year. At least I should be busy. This first day back to school I got up at 5:30am to tackle 2008 face on. We’ll be doing light school today and then meeting some buddies at the library… and then going to spend some gift certificates this evening at the mall. Below I have listed what I’ll be up to this month… and the bolded items are what is most important right now. I’ll be checking back in on this post to cross it off.
LIST OF LISTS FOR JANUARY ’08
take a workbook I didn’t use back to my church
buy birthday cards
send cards to D, pop, K, R (belated) MAKE new calendar insert pages for my day planner send swap gift (sorry Amy! I’ll do that today!) check bank account online
2007 letter created
email 2007 letter
re-reconcile checkbook update checkbook with new receipts from vacation
leftover unit study post
leftover unit study printed sheet for binder
school planning next unit’s library books meet friends at library/plan to see other friends… call Stacy and Jan check phone messages plan kid bday parties
trailer to pick up furniture at mom’s
bookcases, chairs, buffet?
laundry clean house
sort school papers
XLS for 06-07 finished
report cards done
make maple chocolate cake bible class next Wednesday kid pen pal letters done thank you cards mailed sell used curriculum
goal review worksheet created for me and kids
school spiral updated (lists printed for chores/assignments)
new year resolutions added to goal list
tax documents sorted and ready to mail to tax man
file cabinets cleaned out
phone minutes checked hsba deadlines for jan. on calendar hsba Rolodex finished
cat fixed 3rd heart article finished (draft by 4th)
menu for jan.
swap post for jan. hsba awards prize work finished email vendors again to make sure they got my first prize/winner list
make a cd for the car
work with creativity express
check and clean out emails
blog 06-07 posts and last FTFF for 05-06
pay bills after payday
blog daddy’s bread recipes/chili recipe
blog Amy’s swap gift
new blush brush
check mail/go to post office book report forms printed
buy Morgan the book she wants (jack hamm)
set up co-op field trips for co-op
pay kids allowance for charts completed update printed monthly calendars for dec./jan.
touch up trim/walls
hang mirror in dining rm
texture and paint
mom’s paypal fixed
frames for art and photos
spca refund request faxed/refund in mail help the kids blog each week
clean off desk give away clothes to H clean bathrooms help kids clean their rooms
quilting class in this area?
ask P about photoshop cs3j paint tips of fake tree branches – color coded take down Christmas tree take down upstairs holiday decorations take down downstairs holiday decorations take down holiday cards clean out refrigerator trash out babysit for friend Friday kids to spend night at friend’s house get printer fixed!!! desk paperwork done
So I guess I’ll be a little tied up for a bit… but hopefully I can fit “blog each day” in to the schedule. If you say a prayer for me, please pray that I will be as efficient and energized as the bunny.
Well… it is 6:40AM and my computer time is over for now… be back to check email tonight!