If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I find it hard to resist a good list.
And while I've decided to keep my goals for the year very simple and specific, I was very intrigued by a recent post, written by my friend Sassymonkey, which in turn, led me to the BlogHer group, "List Lovers Unite!"
It seems that a group of folks there have determined to set themselves ten monthly goals. This strikes me as a nice bridge between my very manageable goal for the year (make soup) and my nearly interminable daily to-do lists.
I gave it some thought and then added mine. Here it is, with some editorial comment added:
1. Finish sewing the eyes and mouth on D.'s sock monkey hat.
2. Graft the toes on my sister's socks (both these projects have been very, very close to finished for months. It's embarassing).
3. Make soup twice.
4. Read 6 books, including Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Good to a FaultThe Jade Peony. and
5.Average 6 hours of walking every week (I was doing this easily for a long time but have slacked off and I'm feeling it, as are the dogs).
6. Re-read the first draft of my novel (haven't touched the thing since completing NaNoWriMo).
7. Write something 3x every week (I have been anxious and procrastinating. I thought that setting the bar low might help.
8. Organize my clothes.
9. Go skating (I live steps from the Rideau Canal yet I didn't even make it out once last year).
10. Send a card to my Aunt, with the photo we took in the summer.
If you are a list lover like me, come join us! And let me know if you do.