Monday, January 16, 2012

Motivation Monday - January Goals: Half Done, Half to Go!

Well, I'm proud to report that I am half-way through my January goals.  Of course, that means I still have some to go.  On the plus side, I still have a few weeks to accomplish them. 

My January goals:  Take down decorations, clean the house, and set up a new workspace.  Here we go...

The Christmas decorations are down and stowed in the attic until next year.  WOO-HOO!

I've taken a good tip from Greta at Greta's Genealogy Bog and thrown away some stuff. 

My house is half-way clean, even sparkling, in places.  That means if you stopped by, you'd think it's staged for sale, it's so clean.  In the places that show, that is!  Now I have to work on those hidden places...the unused guest room...the know, the rooms that, in my house anyway, get completely out of control very easily.  They are kind of like room-size closets...very sad.  Organizing those rooms, to the extent that it can be done in one day, is my task for today.

Mario, trying without success
to look innocent!

The new workspace is coming along.  It's really just a free laptop (Thanks Kurt!) and a kitchen table that never gets used.  But I still need to create a bit of storage there too, so I can leave things in between bouts of research.  We'll see on that one.  If my cat turns out to be too interested in my genealogy, I'll have to rework the plan.  

And oh yes, during January I even delved into other goals by organizing photos.  That's much more fun than cleaning, isn't it?!!

I guess I can start thinking about February goals now. 

Hmm, there's an extra day in February this year, what can I do with that?!


  1. Congrats on tasks done! Now, on that extra day in February, I wouldn't fuss if you decided to clean MY house *laugh*

  2. You're doing great! I'm with you... I need that extra day. I haven't even mapped out my February Goals yet. I think I might have to work on that this week since it's just around the corner! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the month. :)