Monday, February 9, 2009

Another set of Monday morning resolutions...

It seems as if every Sunday night I think about what I should have accomplished the previous week and didn't. I always end up vowing that starting Monday, I will get up earlier so I can better utilize the swift hours of the week, be more organized and accomplish everything on my never-ending list. (If I ever actually figure out how, I'll be sure to let you know!)

This morning, I dragged myself out of bed at 6:45. I tried to get up at 6:30, but Scott kept pulling me back into bed to keep him warm. (Hey, that's one of those wifely duties I was talking about last week, right? LOL!)

It's now 9 am and I really do feel as if I've accomplished much during the past two and half hours. Success already! Woohoo!

  • Made Hayley's lunch
  • Got her breakfast
  • Saw her off to school
  • Emptied the dishwasher
  • Loaded it up with the few things in the sink
  • Boiled some eggs so I can have egg salad for lunch
  • Contained Emma's flighty enthusiasm for everything but the task at hand
  • Got her breakfast and lunch prepared
  • Finished scrubbing the waffle iron that Hayley didn't finish yesterday
  • Selected and printed 10 photos of Emma that she needed for school today
  • Read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh with Emma
  • Saw Emma off to school
  • Am currently posting to my blog!
See? I have thus far accomplished my Monday resolutions! I am falling asleep in my chair, though. I have somewhat unfortunately trained myself over the past few months to stay up till after midnight. Last night, being the beginning of my new week of resolutions, I dutifully turned off the tv, put down my knitting and was in bed by 10:30.

Can you guess what happened then? Yup, you got it. I couldn't sleep. Exasperated, I finally pulled out my book light and Suduko. Two diabolical puzzles later, I thought I could sleep. Nope. I laid there for another hour. That's why 6:45 am seemed so unearthly to me this morning!

Writing my book consistently is a *huge* priority for me, but so is working again for Scott's company. Somehow I have to figure out how to do both and keep the house running, with the (insert sarcasm) added pleasure of doing the taxes. I'm thinking that maybe Mondays will be my cleaning, shopping, volunteer day, Tuesdays and Thursdays can be my work days and Wednesdays and Fridays will be my book days.

Sounds ideal, but the key is to make it happen. Think I can do it? Hhhhhmmmm.... Oh, I know! I'll make an official promise to you, dear readers. Then I'll have to give an account of my progress or lack thereof. So here goes nothin'...

I, author of Delicious As Pie, hereby declare that I will enthusiastically assume the following schedule:

Monday: Errands, Cleaning, Volunteering
Tuesday: Work for Lariat
Wednesday: Work on my book
Thursday: Work for Lariat
Friday: Work on my book

I will get up at 6:30 am to give myself more time to achieve said goals. I pledge to see this through for the week of February 9 - 13, 2009, then reassess the schedule.

In all offical capacities as judge, witness and myself,


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