My to-do list and wish-do lists are always overflowing. Summer was really chopped up and things which were supposed to happen then have been pushed along to fall. The school year began, and now we’re sick. Stupid cold season. The cruds are all over town right now.
So what needs to be done? Lots of lesson planning still. I’m way behind what I normally am, and correcting is now adding into the daily mix.
Housework. Housework. Did I mention housework? This is a weak area for me. The goal is to clean or organize something above the normal routine each day, no matter how small the task. The point is to keep moving forward. Sickness put a temporary halt on that as doing a load of laundry had me sweating and exhausted. Now I need to commit to this all over again.
My garden needs to be cut back for the winter and ideally new mulch will be added, provided any is still available.
The siding, windows, and screens need to be washed.
I need to get back in the habit of baking. Last year I lost half of the day to taking my daughter to her vet class. Time to get back to making waffles and breads. My 14 year old son is still growing, and that brings quite an appetite. Pumpkin bread for his lunches is on the agenda for today.
Sewing. This is the year my middle gets the special gown for the church Christmas party. Hers ought to be less complicated than her sister’s was, but that doesn’t make it less important. Besides, my projects list and materials for said projects is overflowing. I’m trying to ignore the JoAnn and Michael’s coupons which come, and am working to not care that I will soon drop off of the JoAnn flier list. When I’m caught up I can sign up again, and still have access to coupons if I need a zipper, thread, or other item to finish a project.
Knitting. I’m really, really, really, anxious to try making socks, but am trying to stay focused on practicing through making dishcloth size squares for an afghan. I’ve been crocheting for since I was ten, and that helps with reading the patterns and working with the needles, but I’m still a beginner to knitting and need to be patient.
My mom keeps telling me that some day I’ll actually be bored and searching for projects. I think that day is a lot further off than she realizes.