Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vacation Goals

As you may or may not know, I'm on vacation this week.  We had hoped to go camping with the family but didn't get our act together to do that.  I'm actually using this week to get the family in prime back to school mode.  There wasn't a lot of time to do school shopping earlier so we did that yesterday.  We've also scheduled some orthodontist appointments as it's FINALLY time to get braces on.  My daughter's first orthodontist appointment was about eight years ago, she's ready to actually get the braces on.

When I'm on vacation I always have a huge to do list.  Quite frankly the list is never doable but I always say if you shoot for the stars you may hit the moon.  Shoot for the moon and you won't even leave the atmosphere.  Here's my list, I've crossed off some of the items I've already accomplished.

Go through Belle's clothes
Make a list and shop for school clothes
Go through Belle's dance stuff, make list and pick up anything she needs
Go through Belle's shopes, make list and pick up whatever she needs
Take Belle to orthodontist
Get Belle's tooth pulled (this is a new one from her ortho appointment yesterday)
Call flexible spending account to verify availability of funds (this is also a new one from her ortho appt)
Go to concert
Go to baseball game (this was suppose to be a water park but plans changed)
Buy a freezer
Finish basement cleaning project
Switch purses
Organize Goodwill pile and take to Goodwill
Write some guest posts
Write ahead my own posts
Get my custom domain name working
Buy new blinds for living room
Look at paint for living room
Fix sewing machine
Plan mom's 60th party barbecue
Buy new picture frames and switch out pictures on living room shelf
Thoroughly clean my bedroom
Start new couch cushions
Organize kitchen drawers and cabinets
Pick up birthday presents for two of my nieces' birthdays
Lose one pound
Exercise 2X this week

That's it for now, I'm sure I'll think of things to add to it.  What do you hope to accomplish this week?


  1. I break my lists down a little bit differently now. I read somewhere (I thought on OrgJunkie, but couldn't find the post), that there is a difference between 'To Do Lists' and 'Projects'.... Something that you put on a to-do list is something that can be accomplished in ONE step (ie. Feed Dog, make bed, etc). A project is something that takes MORE than one step to complete. For example you have Organize kitchen drawers & cabinets, that would be a 'Project'... on a To-Do List it would read Organize Spice Cupboard, Organize Silverware Drawer.

    I could never figure out why it looked like I never was accomplishing anything on my To-Do List, when I felt like I was doing something ALL the time! Once I made the distinction between the two, it showed AND I felt like I had met goals for the day.

    I hope you get TONS done (because it will feel WOOONDERFULLLLL!!! - think of me saying it in a very dramatic, sing-song tone). Don't beat yourself up, if you don't finish it all... many of those things would be projects to me. Good Luck!

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