This week my hubby has been off. It's been wonderful! Although, I do feel slightly guilty that his coveted week off has been more about home projects than vacation. But, I guess, even honey-do lists are vacation-like when you can do them at your own pace, be outside, and don't have to do them before 5 am.
His approach to tackling the honey-do list has been making me chuckle all week. Last Saturday, he sat down with pen and paper and said, "What do you want to get done this week?"
Hmmmm... the possibilities. I'd really like to end world hunger, make quilts for an orphanage in Africa, and redo all the floors in our house. But, something tells me that is not what he was asking.
What do I realistically want to get done this week?
So we made a list. (A realistic list.)
And, every day, he looks at that list and checks things off of the list.
I made a list too. Or, rather, I made a few lists. I made a work list. A to-do-around-the-house list. A grocery list. A people-we-should-have-over list. A baby-gifts-to-make list. And a few other lists to remind me of the things I would like to do scattered around the house.
Hubby is almost done with his list. He can chart his progress by the items he has crossed off.
I don't even know how far along my list I am, because there are so many lists, I don't even know where they all are!
So, in the hopes that I may be as productive as he has been this week, I thought I'd make a crafty-goodness to-do list right here. I'll let you know how it goes...
1. Learn to knit.
2. After completing item number 1, make the Stella Pixie Hat.
3. Scrapbook Karis' first eight months. (I'm that far behind.)
4. Finish scrapbooking our wedding album. (I am really that far behind.)
5. Make one baby girl gift and two surprise gender baby gifts.
6. Make a recycled bath mat.
7. Make some plush fruit for our garden toy.
(Can I just say this is going to be adorable. When we finish it.)
8. Learn to crochet. I have the needles and yarn, I just need to sit down and do it.
9. Finish one of the many projects from Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings, including the booties and quick change trousers. (I have the fabric, just short on time it seems.)
10. Figure out how to make this adorable baby blouse.
11. Make a few pairs of baby tights with Made by Rae's cute pattern.
12. Make a quilt for my sweet girl.
I could go on and on. But I won't. Just know that I could.
Upon reflection on the list, perhaps I should also add:
13. Make a quilt in hopes that we have another baby so that it might be done (or at least started) before he or she arrives. (Notice I said "in hopes." This baby is not even in the works yet. I'm just planning ahead.)