Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Setting Goals

It helps me to write down my goals - and a nice public space like this blog means I feel more accountable!

I really would like to get my warmer/drier needs plants starting in the greenhouse.  That means I need to help set up the tables that my husband brought home from a friend's this weekend and mix some planting mix out of my compost and some garden dirt and a little fine cinder.

I need to figure out what seeds I have (lots and lots of beans and a few other little things) and what seeds I need and/or want for plants that we would be partial to eating.  I am at least two weeks behind on this particular task, which is anxious-making.

I really need to get that FAFSA started, if not done, for my college kid, and the financial aid application done for my 3 Kamehameha kids.  Not my favorite task - worse than taxes.

I really need to get a handle on the impossible amount of laundry. Our family schedule has fallen apart as sports schedules and work schedules change - and we have to once again figure out which day each kid gets to wash, dry, and fold (this is the part the falls apart) their laundry.

We (need help with this one) need to think about a more permanent solution for the chicken run surface.  It gets very, very muddy and isn't draining well.

The sheep hooves need to be trimmed, and it is time for worming again.  Ugh.

I MUST decide which, if either, of the two intact ram lambs are going to stay intact.  And then, I need to castrate the unlucky one.

The phone corner, with all the piled up mail, old report cards, seed packets, weird parts to appliances that I am not sure are still functional, etc, etc needs to be organized and straightened.

And, of course, I want to do all of this in one weekend.  In reality, the FAFSA and the Financial Aid application will take most of the weekend, because I need to do my taxes first.  sigh.


Chai Chai said...

Remember when you used to be busy before moving to the farm? I scratch my head and ask myself, "what was I thinking?"

NancyDe said...

I was actually thinking that you'd have to go back several generations to find someone who worked this hard - because my outside job is rather demanding, too. It would help if I weren't 1) a worry wart and 2) a sheep novice.

Chai Chai said...

Well I'm a sheep/goat/chicken novice myself!

Lisa Mi said...

Nancy - With just the two of us the laundry gets piled up and the mail stacked every week. Between that, constantly vacuuming dog hair, working and the other chores, I still have about 12 baby tomato plants out of 24 that need to be replanted. AND I have no idea why I seeded 24 tomato plants. We must really like tomatoes...I don't know how you do everything, you're amazing.

NancyDe said...

Yes, but I don't have hula or your busy social life, Lisa. I am amazed at all you do, too!