The Snowball Effect

On Aug. 11th, 2011 I wrote this post chalk full of ideas/goals/things I’ve been meaning to get to.  I had NO intention of actually getting to anything on this list.  Seriously, the point of that post was to get them out of my head and down on paper.  Actually, in the virtual world.

Guess what, a month later a number of these items have been completed and a a couple more have starts to them.   

Here is an  recap of the unintentional things I wrote down last month:

1.)  Monday Meal challenge.  So far that has actually been going good!
2.) Purge and organize a room at a time using this book as my guide.  I read through the ebook quickly and gave me so much motivation to think about making progress.  I just want to share my progress on the blog to keep me moving through the house.  Purging and organizing are one of my favorite things to do, until its not my favorite thing to do.
3.)  Work my way through this e-book with the boys and blog about our experiences.  We have a whole new neighborhood and teachers and students at a new school.  What better way to try and meet and serve some people.  Problem with this one is, it makes me lead through this project and that takes me stretching so far out of my comfort zone I’d rather curl up on my couch and watch sprout channel with the boys.  (An idea that my husband had is in the works.  Now, to follow through)
4.)  Work on our new fall routine.  With this comes planning out a new chore list and morning/daily routine and individual rules, things to work on and rewards for each of our boys.  Last year we added some family outings and prayer nights which worked great.  I’d like to expand these ideas for our family with this too. 
5.)  Walking…I’m so craving walking.  By our new house is the prairie path!  This makes me jump for joy cause I used to be a “runner”  a real runner.  This path has lots of people on it and miles already marked out for you.  I so want to sign up for my first 5K in way too long to mention this spring (it seems like a long time away, I know) and this path is my motivator.  But first I just need to be able to walk a mile.  I kind of see this as an on going goal, but guess who is walking?  Ok, so it is only 1 mile 2 times/week, lol.  Hey, its progress!
6.)  E-book.  I totally want to write an e-book, lol.  I have NO idea what kind of content would be in this book, but I think it would be such a fun thing to try and learn how to do.  Now, if I could only think of something to write about.
7.)  I’ve got list of books a mile long I want to get to.  Somehow I have to track them down at a library or book swap and then…READ!  I found a “stack” again.  I’m reading bit by bit.
8.)  Oh yes, there is one more thing.  In our “new” house, all the walls are bare and it isn’t decorated very well.  In addition to all the things we have on the want/repair list, I’d like to paint some rooms and figure out a way to do some inexpensive decorating.  Feels so overwhelming though, especially since I don’t really consider myself creative.  My idea of creative is going to hobby lobby and spray painting a plain piece of wood and hanging it on the wall.  Truly,  I’d love to make our house feel like our home! Another work in progress, but I’m really trying to get a “painting party” in before newbie arrives.  At least I could add some warmth and color to our home.  Idea is at least in the works.

What I am most amazed at and what this blog illustrates, is the old idea of writing things down.  I have long wrote my goals down on a piece of paper.  That is not new for me.  What is so different about this time is I didn’t plan to get to them, nor did I care to check them off. 

I will blog about a couple of the items on my list because what else am I going to keep writing about?  You would think this illustration would get me to write some more down for this month and see how it goes, but nah,  maybe later, but will you?  See how it goes for your list.

and you thought this post was going to be about snow, didn’t you?

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