Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November to do list

After finishing up LOAD I find that I have neglected a few things around the house. The guys have been great and it was a very successful time for me (I find that I am much happier when I do have some 'me' time on a regular basis - and what better me time than scrapbooking?) however it time to get back to reality. For me that does not allow for scrapping every day of the year. Last year I found it really helpful to focus on my to do list for November. Tackle some of those things that I have been procrastinating on. Sooooo...
This is what I have come up with:

- Recap for Sept (yikes - how did I forget that?) and Oct

- Receipts

- Blog book (while the discount is still available)

- 1 Jessica Sprague layout

- Gotta do list update

- Print out family mission wordle style

- Add layouts to BPC classes gallery

- Pantry shelf - Drew

- Part for bike stroller

- Something on kijiji or ebay

- Tickets for Mary Poppins and Willy Wonka

- Catch up on safe church names

- Purge at least 5 boxes full

- Get caught up on family binders

- LOAD recap

- LSNED recap or layout

- Purge kids school stuff

So hopefully this is not an outrageous list. There is definitly some doable things here. Off to get started. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October 2011 Recap

It’s that time again! Another month has passed us by and it is time for a recap. So why do I do this? First of all my memory is terrible and often find myself wondering when such and such happened. Second of all I love lists and information. Third of all I believe I am a type A personality. Enough said. Here's a look at our month:

Entertainment – what we’re looking at , listening to and going to!
Books, Magazines, Blogs read:
TV, Movies, Live Entertainment:
Gilmore Girls (finished season one)
Alex, the Life of a Child (VHS TV movie)
Parenthood (Netfix)
Not much reading or tv because of LOAD; perused regular blogs
Daily Happenings & Special Events:
Dinner with Nickell’s (8th)
Church meeting – survey (11th)
Bowling (Groupon) (19th)
Rounds Ranch with Small group (22nd)
Church baby shower (23rd)/ Marlee to Carson’s birthday
Matt to Josh’s birthday (24th)
Al taught Safe church presentation (25th)
Funeral (28th)
Church harvest dinner (29th)
Halloween/ Light the Night (30th)
Travel (1 hr plus): n/a
Financial/ changes to the house etc.:(gifts, renos, big purchases, household purchases)
Carson – ball making kit, gazzoobles kit
Josh - $25 pot of gold ELM gift
Health/Development/ Exercise/ Extra Curricular Activities:
Drew: council; ½ marathon (16th)
Alison: run/ walk; dentist (11th); 10K (16th)
Cierra: biking (wipeout – 7th);BRumble volunteering; dentist (11th); bowling Mondays(Spec Olympics)
Matt: hockey; shoot the puck (Fridays)
Marlee: Art Start (Saturdays)
Mitchell: 19 months – speech about the same – lots of mom, da, vrmmm (transportation), tsss (animals); sleep about the same – 1.5 hour nap daily; down for bed at 9 for 3-4 hours then in bed with us; fidgety and nursing from 5-7ish until I get out of bed; eating – not a tonne; likes bananas and granola with yogurt; carbs and fruit still lots of nursing though; fetches things, helps get dressed, puts things away, identifies pictures; LOVES cars; EC about the same – catches after sleep, a few poops; grabbing self after he’s gone
Accomplishments/ Disappointments (Goals - Gotta Do’s, Wanna do’s; OLW, projects)
LOAD; OLW loaded to site; working on going through slides
All Around Us/ Other (News, Trends, Births, Deaths, World Events, City News Etc):
Warren M died (27th) 4 weeks since diagnosis