It’s countdown to the end of 2014. Possibly most people are counting down to Christmas but bah humbug and all that jazz, I’m going for the arbitrary number change to reset my priorities (again).
There are 24 days left, ten of which will include at least a few child-free hours. Four include after 6pm school stuff; two include work; at least two or three will be entirely eaten up with family/friends visits etc (that’s probably way underestimated, maybe make that five); six days are weekends… I’m not sure what I’m working out here so I’ll move on.
I’ve given up on all decluttering plans for the year, they can start again in January. I’ve given up on launching NewBlogTM this year, entirely my fault as I’ve not put anything into creating content for it while my brain works out what I want to do with it. I think I know what formats I’m going to use, but need to look into setting up subscription mailing list thingies and rethink the categories a bit.
So what do I want to achieve? I would like to manage a post a day for December, which may fall apart as soon as school finishes, but I can try. Specific blog posts I want to complete:
Gift recommendations ASAP (following on from this post)
#IndieAdvent for YAYeahYeah
2. NetGalley and other recent reads reviews (at least: Archie Green and the Magician’s Secret; A Song for Ella Grey; The Astounding Broccoli Boy)
3. Favourite books 2014
Bookish-wise I want to:
4. Finish reading at least The Magic of Reality and Alphabetical; possibly The Etymologicon (also The Dreamsnatcher, but that’s not a challenge!)
5. Collect the 2015 books together for getting stuck into in January
6. Complete updating
book spreadsheet and Goodreads
7. Tidy up bedside and create TBR pile to scare self (might leave to 2015)
Household-wise, I want to:
8. Put the clean clothes away, and repeat…
9. Get the 4-5/5-6 clothes out for 5.5yr old (she’s still in 3-4 size)
10. Keep floor as decluttered as possible, things back in correct boxes as much as possible, avoid clutter magnet areas as much as possible…
11. Keep on top of dishes and grocery shopping
Write list of presents already bought, complete any gaps
13. Sort out grandparent gifts (school photos, tea-towel etc)
14. Finish making wrapping paper and tags; wrap all presents
15. Post presents to children not seeing over hols
It’s an eclectic list, and of course is missing out lots of other things that just get done, plus
e-mails I need to write, and a GP appointment I need to prepare for, but it will do for now.
Oh, and comments, must reply to comments in a timely manner too…