Monday, April 26, 2010

Catching up, part 2

Where did we leave off? Oh, yes.

Grow a fresh herb: Perhaps this Saturday would be a good day to plant my container garden, no? I'm thinking: basil, thyme, rosemary, dill, hmmm, what else? What's easy? If you know, please do tell me!

Hold a dinner party: Yes, check-mark. Full post on the Seinfeld dinner party will be coming soon!

Keep an up-to-date calendar. Oh my. MAJOR fail. Ultimate fail. Besides water, probably my weakest link. I am going to schedule a 30 minute catch-up for this Thursday. I don't care when Thursday, but at some point that day, I'll get it back on track.

Make something crafty: I've already completed this of course, but that hasn't stopped me from continuing to craft! Full post coming this week about my attempt to make a make-up bag, and a few new DIY pocket bibs! Also, if I finish it, an apron. I just cut the fabric last night.

Read 25 books. Eee. This is another black hole. I have started so many. But you know, I do think I will have one to say I finished later this week. I'm reading a book about not taking yourself too seriously as a mom. It's refreshing, and perhaps just what I needed to chill me out.

Run a 10K. Crickets! I did have my eyes on a 10K that's coming up this weekend, but it turns out I have to work Sunday. So I'm back at zero. My goal: scan the next few months and see what's coming up. I believe there actually might be a perfect solution -- a 10K the goes right by my house!

Set aside 30 minutes per week for prayer, This is getting embarrassing! Do my middle-of-the-night prayers count? Probably not. So. Listen up. I will be getting up at 5:50 tomorrow. I will pray until 6:20. It's said. It's done. If you have someone for me to pray for, leave me a comment.

Take Luke to the beach. I have my eyes on July 1. We'll have to see if the weather cooperates.

Take more videos of Luke. I took one on my phone a few days ago of him counting to 20! He skips many numbers and always ends up saying, "18, 19, 20, 18! Twenty and the last 18 are both yelled. If I can figure out a way, I'll post it here soon.

Write one letter and mail it each month. I'm going to write a company I love to tell them how much I love them. People don't do that enough anymore.

Write something not for work. A little deflated here after the big-time magazine didn't bite on any of my story ideas. But I am also boasted by their interest alone. I have a few ideas kicking around in there.

Today I sat and watched Luke play at the park, and for the first time in a long time, I felt genuinely inspired. Not by any idea in particular, but just simply inspired. Like I was noticing things, breathing in the world, not simply stewing in some mix of anxiety or fear or worry. Moved to see the wind blowing in the trees, energized by the realization that there are characters and words and story ideas in there. I should get them out onto paper sometime.

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