October Goals

october-goalsI live and die by my daily to-do list, mostly because it’s the only way I can remember what I’m supposed to be doing. Otherwise Will gets home from work and asks how our day went, and I just stare at him blankly, trying really hard to recall what happened even a few hours ago. My memory is definitely not what it used to be.

(I blame the goober in the photo above. I am not even going to pretend I have a good reason to use that picture for this post; I just love it.)

To that end I’ve decided to start thinking slightly more longterm than “lunchtime” and write down the goals that I plan on accomplishing by the end of the month.

Here we go.

Make Natalie’s Halloween costume. This goal uses the word “make” very loosely (it’s more like “assemble from various articles of clothing that she already owns”) but there is a bit of knitting involved. I’ve already started and I don’t think it’ll take that much longer to complete. Says the girl who blithely cast on with nary a thought in the world for silly considerations like gauge or needle size so it might fit either me or one of the cats. TBD.

Finish the C25K training plan. I don’t have any races on the docket, but the Couch to 5k program app has been really great for easing me back into running. It gives me a lovely little interlude of me time and the exercise definitely helps me maintain an even keel. Natalie’s pediatrician has given me the go-ahead to take her out in the jogging stroller, so that’s nice on days when I know I won’t be able to get outside after Will comes home from work. In theory I only have two weeks to go in the training plan, but each week has been taking me about a week and a half to complete. After that’s done…Couch to 10k? Or Couch to Refrigerator?

Pack away maternity clothes/Return non-maternity fall and winter clothes to the closet. This has been on my list for weeks, but the tote of non-maternity clothes is still sitting in the corner of our room with a big pile of maternity clothes on top of it. I’m not letting go of all the maternity clothes, since several of the tunic-like tops are perfect for fall and still look fine even without the baby bump, but things like my support bands? Super stretchy pants with panels that practically come up to my armpits? I think it’s safe to pack those away.

Tummy time and vitamin D drops for Natalie every day. These shouldn’t have to be goals, but nearly every night after Natalie has already gone to bed I remember that we haven’t done either. I’ve set up a reminder in my phone to help me remember.

Fix Natalie’s social security card. Somewhere between the birth center and City Hall, Natalie’s name became “Nathalie” and her social security card was issued with that misspelling. I’m reasonably sure this can be fixed by bringing her correct birth certificate to the social security office (I hope, I hope, I hope), so it’s just a matter of picking a day and making it happen.

And that’s all she wrote. Happy Friday!


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