Sunday, November 30, 2008

Looking forward to December

I haven't posted a blog in a long time. October and November weren't my favorite months so I'm happy they are over (OK, I have 11 hours left in November. I'd wonder what could go wrong in 11 hours, but that's only asking for trouble.).

Now it's almost December. I've got a busy few weeks ahead at work, the holidays are coming and Nathan's 2nd birthday follows shortly behind all that. Plus I've got a lot of things around the house that need straightening out. I'm going to attempt to inspire myself by making December a month of preparation - for all the aforementioned stuff, as well as the things in my life that need changing.

I really don't see myself getting to my goal of getting rid of 2008 things by the end of 2008. I guess I'll abandon that one. But I have a new goal (I always have new goals. Never accomplish them, always making them...). The new goal is to buy as few groceries and take out meals as possible in December. I just looked through the closests, fridge and freezer and I have enough stuff to eat for at least half the month. The rest of the month I probably have about 2/3 of a meal there, just need some stuff to fill in the blanks.

I feel like my mind is always cluttered up with a bunch of nonsense. If I can get rid of that, I should think it would be easier to think about stuff that matters, stay on top of the things that need to be done and often aren't and start to enjoy the rest of the stuff. It only seems right.

I want 2009 to be a year of simplification - getting down to basics, getting my diet under control, decluttering my house, not being so stressed about work, etc. But I've got to think these things through. I need to have a plan so that I don't fail at them all yet again.

I will spend the rest of today cleaning up the house, getting ready for December 1. I have to make some lists - what's left for Christmas, a to-do for work, some other projects I need to close this month. Then if I still have the energy, I'll get to work on something. A few minutes a day, every day, for 31 days - that HAS to be enough to get some stuff crossed off the list. It just has to be.

I'm going to try to post every day whatever I got done. If anyone is actually reading this, some encouragement would be really cool. Somehow I feel like it would help. Here goes nothing...