Caitlin left today so now I'm feeling the need to get back to some sort of normality after the long holiday period. So I thought I'd write down some of our plans and New Years resolutions. It's really a great big to do list in my head. So where to start?
-Get the house back together and tidied up a bit.
-Start to think about making the spare room into Brendan's special room (in the hope it will encourage him to sleep in his own bed)
-Finish a couple of craft projects and start new ones.
-Get back to some semblance of a routine (as much as we can handle anyway, which isn't very much)
-Write letters and start replying to emails immediately.
-Decide on and stick to a mid-week laundry day.
-Improve our rates of cloth nappy usage (we have been a bit lazy on this recently, although we haven't been using wipes at all which is good)
-Devise a(nother!) budget and try some drastic measures in order to stick to it.
And in the shorter term...
-Steve is away in Texas all of next week so we plan to cook and freeze some meals for those times when cooking and cleaning pots is the last thing I want to do.
-Blog about the things I've made recently.
-Scrub the sofa where Brendan spilt milk earlier today, before it begins to stink.
-Run a bath for Brendan as our afternoon activity (We're all just recovering from a nasty tummy bug so I'm a bit lacking in inspiration and energy today.)
And that's about it. Other hopes and plans for this year include watching Tadhg grow and change, doing lots of new things with Brendan as he becomes interested in them, visiting family in Montreal, enjoying our house and making more of our veggie garden and hopefully going on a trip somewhere if the budget allows.
Wishing everyone else a happy and healthy 2009!