Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things I Have Planned For My Life As a Stay-at-home-mom With Both Kids Finally In School!

1. Writing. My first priority is to try to get this book wrapped up and ready to submit.

2. Website Redesign. I have a lot of ideas swirling around in my head. I figure I'll work on this project when I need a break from writing/editing.

3. Weeding. My flowerbeds have definitely been neglected this summer.

4. Exercise. I'm going to try to walk every morning after I get the boys off to school. Unless it's too hot or too cold or too icky, and then I'll use our Elliptical.

5. Yoga. It fell off during the summer season of Coach-pitch. Too many weekly game nights and practices. I want to start it up again.

6. Closet clean-out. My younger son's closet is large and also used for other storage. It needs a total revamp.

7. Substituting at Mother's Day Out. Now that I have all this time, I think I'm going to want to associate with other humans...occasionally.

8. Shopping alone--ah the freedom!

9. Watching the news, probably in the guise of a morning show--I feel so out of the loop.

10. Volunteering occasionally to help out at my sons' school. So far I've only been good for the parties...

11. Spending those rare chilly mornings here curled up with a cup of cocoa and a good book.

12. Lunch with friends (two will have new babies)

13. A little sanity

Countdown: 4 Days Remaining to the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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~Virginia~ said...

Good luck with all the plans! I wish I could motivate myself to go walking (which I prefer to a treadmill). I usually come up with excuses...too hot/cold/sunny/rainy/late/early... :)

Darla said...

Good luck! What a great milestone! Little hint: don't do things while the kids are gone that you could do while they're at home--the time goes by faster than you think. At least it did for me. :)

Ann Aguirre said...

I hope you get number 1 done.

But good luck with all your goals.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Ah, to stay at home without working! Only a fond dream for me, I fear, although all three monsters will be in school next year. Good luck with your list!

misa ramirez said...

All admirable and enjoyable goals! I started working fulltime again, so writing is going to be my number one priority (after being a good mom, of course!). That's it. Mom, wife, stay sane and write.

Vicki said...

You've got great plans. I remember the days when the kids went back to school. Only I went back with them. I taught at the school they attended when they were young.

I linked to you on my T-13 today. :)

Trish Ryan said...

Fall is so wonderful! You have some great projects planned :)

Tempest Knight said...

I should take on yoga to help relief my stress. Good luck achieving your goals, chica! :)

Xakara said...

Good luck with the plans.

Glad to have found another writer, and a walker.

I'm just learning a bit about web design so that I understand the set up of my author site. I'm happy to engage you in questions on it. To further your goals of course. *grin*

My LJ link is below.


Julie S said...

Ugh, I'm with you on the exercising and the yoga. And the writing. And weeding. Scary, since I don't even have kids :-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I SO hear you about being able to get more writing done!!!

JenKneeBee said...

wow, sounds like you'll have your hands full. good luck!