Below is just a small list of the little tasks just sitting around calling my name...
Returning emails - This one seems so easy, but yet, so difficult for me. I have emails from friends who contacted me back when Aubrey was born that I have yet to return. Laziness really is the reason for the delay, but come on...how long does it really take to type an email?
Letters - I haven't written a letter in ages. I know I owe my good pen pal, Chloe, one, and I certainly need to get my butt in gear and just write it.
Thank you notes - I did so well right when Aubrey was born in getting these out. Now I have about six just waiting to be written. Again, like the letters, I just need to kick my butt in gear. They'll be done before her first birthday, promise!
Engagement scrapbook - Would you believe I am just a few pages away from finishing this puppy? I mean, come on...we only got engaged on July 4, 2009. It's only a few years after that. I mean, I'll get around to it someday...and then maybe, just maybe, I'll finish our wedding book, too.
Wedding book - See above.
Honeymoon photo album - See above. Notice a trend here?
My book - what book? I was writing a book? Wait, what happened to that? I haven't opened that file in forever. I could look at the last date modified to see just how long it has been since I've done anything with it, but...yeah, I'm not going to do that. I might have to hang my head and cry if I dared to do that.
Reading a book - This is definitely something that is always on my list. I would love to get back into reading. Usually the only time I actually do read a book is when I go on a work trip just to have something to keep me entertained during a plane ride, but I don't have any trips coming up, so I have yet to really open a book this year, other than the few I have on babies and what to expect in the first year. So maybe I should be more specific: read a fiction book.
This list seems daunting to me. Perhaps it's not as bad as I think it is, but how do I even go about tackling it with day-to-day life being so crazy? How do you other busy moms out there do it? Seriously, suggestions are appreciated. God knows I need them!
You know, this would have made an excellent Motivation Monday post....