It is incredibly true that time flies when you are having fun! We are now half way through 2009 and almost half way through the first year of our new baby’s life (he is 5 months already!). So it is time to review what I have been doing and what I want to do. This month, I have done a quick monthly review and then will post close after my half yearly review looking at the bigger picture with our family goals for the year.
Review of Key Tasks For June
- Review My Priorities. I would have to say that this is still a work in progress. I still am trying to squeeze too much in to the available time I have, so need to become more self disciplined about the extra activities that I take on board.
- Make it to the gym 3 times a week.
- Audit and restock the pantry.
- Visit the Art Gallery with the children.
Achieved for June. I already had 2 set sessions that I would go to and had one floating. I found that the floating session never happened. That session is now either Tue morning or Tue evening depending on the needs of the baby.
Completed. (Will probably need to be restocked again after school holidays though!)
We did finally go and see the John Brack exhibition (I wrote about it here if you are interested.)
Key Tasks For July
- School Craft Group I have recently become responsible for co-ordinating the school craft school for the end of the year and next year’s school fair. I am not a particularly good crafter. (My very dear friend Cath at mobblegobble is and she helps me a lot on my personal crafty stuff.) But this role is more about co-ordination and organisation, which I am pretty comfortable with 🙂 !
- Use the massage voucher that I have.
- Begin my Christmas in July preparations.
- Rest and have fun in the school holidays.
At my children’s school there is an established group of very clever crafters, who will be leaving the school in the next year or two. My aim is to develop the skills of people like myself by co-ordinating and running some “MasterCrafter” sessions, so they can teach us their stuff! (My husband has delicately pointed out to me, that this new task is in direct opposition to trying to slow things down and keep my priorities balanced – I do struggle with this.)
This was a lovely Christmas gift from my in-laws and it will expire soon if I do not use it.
Last year in July I began doing some preliminary planning for Christmas. The key task was making homemade gifts. The end of the year is an incredibly busy time for us – two birthdays, end of school, Christmas functions etc, so it was fantastic when December rolled around last year and I had a stock pile of goodies already made. This July I intend to do the same.
I am one of those mums that love school holidays. I love the more leisurely pace of the mornings, love that I don’t have to continually wake the baby to do school pick ups and that I don’t have to run around the suburbs 4 out of 5 afternoons for after school activities. So I am looking forward to resting a bit more and having some fun with the kids