Thursday, April 9, 2009

10 on the 10th

Well, I said I was unplugging, and I am, but wanted to join in on Meredith's 10 on the 10th.
I'm hoping my list will give me better clarity for the time I'm unplugged. So here's my 10 on the 10th: my top 10 priorities for the next 30 days.

1. Potty train our two-year old.
2. Finish the homeschooling year strong.
3. Go on a date with my husband. I wish that this didn't even have to be on my list, but there are many things which keep us from getting out alone regularly and we just really need that time alone, especially right now.
4. Keep laundry manageable, just a load or two done from start to finish every day, instead of letting it pile up and overwhelm.
5. Prepare my garden spaces for planting our vegetables when it is suitable to do so, mid to late May for this area.
6. Complete 4 craft/sewing projects...not sure what they will be yet, but the creative time energizes me and I feel like there is lots of time to think when my hands are busy.
7. Finish revamping my creative space so it is organized and inspiring.
8. Exercise hospitality. It has surely been lacking in recent months.
9. Be a supportive wife in many ways, and specifically doing some ironing for my husband each week.
10. Seek my Savior and the Word daily. My soul is thirsty and longs for his presence and I have not been rising early and finding other quiet times throughout the day to exercise even small amounts of discipline to come to him without distraction.
See you in a few weeks! Enjoy the springtime!


Amy Phelps said...

Good for you my friend. Love your list - love your heart. I want to rub shoulders with you more :) Really, you do inspire me. How about we practice hospitality together sometime in the next 30 days? We'll have you over for dinner.... ahhh, you can bring tea. I realized by having you guys over to OUR house, I'D be practicing hospitality.... such a problem to have. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I came over from Mer's blog. You've inspired me to set some goals and make a list. I could even steal some from your list; but not the potty training, hallelujah! Although it may not seem like it now, I promise you, this season does NOT last forever.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Hi there - popping over from Mer's.

I always do so much better when my goals are written out in a list, too. And too. I don't even remember the last time my hubby went on a date - so sad!

I hope the potty training goes well! We did that last summer when my daughter was two, so I know how you feel.

Gretchen said...

Hi, joining in the fun from Mer's...

Capital idea, turning your list of priorities into a 10 on the 10th!

I'm not jealous of you potty training your 2 year old. God is merciful, though, isn't He? :)

I enjoy quilting and scrapbooking, and I'm trying my hand at learning knitting and crochet while watching TV/movies. I find that keeping my hands busy helps me sit for longer.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Those are good goals - and all sound worth of time and attention. Good luck as you work your way through them. Happy Easter!

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

I admire your list. Good luck!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Great list, Rachel. I love the idea of making short term goals like that. Very inspiring!

Thanks for playing along!

Jennifer said...

Visiting from Mer's site.......

Great list! You've given me the goal to create my own little list. Thanks!!!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

A very good list. I especially like #10 as it is something I need to do myself. Have a blessed bloggy break!