Monday, November 23, 2009

Revisiting, Remotivating, Retailing...

Whoa, it's not a good idea to take so much time off from blogging. Not that I was really "taking" time off, time was sort of taking me. But whatever. It's been so hard to get back into the groove.

(In fairness, I should note that most of the time I used to spend blogging I now spend looking at pictures and videos of Baby Jack. Or actually looking at Baby Jack.)

But here I am again. Since it's coming up on the end of another year, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the goals I've accomplished and the ones I'm working on...and to see if I can't knock off a bunch of them. (The Nutcracker ought to be an easy one this time of year.) [Update: bought tickets for 12/8!]

Here's the first goal I posted about:

Goal 31-Get all the papers filed.

Well, hm. I did make some excellent progress back in June when I had to throw a big party (Goal 86). Then I kind of slacked off. It's not nearly as bad as it was before, though.

At one point I decided I would try to develop the habit of dealing with the mail as soon as it came through the door. This actually worked for a while!!! We were doing great! Then came my little spiral-down and I got to where I would come in the door and just stare glumly at it. I need to get that habit up and running again, because it was working really, really well. I would take care of the days mail, and after that I would make a stab at one of the stacks of accumulated clutter as well. It took fifteen minutes at the most! I figured the stacks would have to get smaller and smaller every day, and eventually I'd be down to just doing the day's mail.


Two big huge goals got whacked owing to my receiving a ****load of money in my personal injury lawsuit: to wit, Goals 16 and 17, pay off credit card debt and save an additional month's expenses. Lucky me. (By the way, I do not recommend breaking your right hand and suing somebody as a financial strategy.)

[Update: I did not actually get the settlement from the city but from the property owner. NYC is a little stingy that way.]

So anyway, now I'm going to go shopping. I'm going to throw out all my clothes except for this really neat sweater I bought at the Gap a while ago and a couple of other things. I mean it.


solarity said...

"most of the time I used to spend blogging I now spend looking at pictures and videos of Baby Jack."

Well, you could always let us look over your shoulder...

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Sbanfnyc said...

Nice to see you attaining your goals. I like it when you are productive. You get so perky.

Now I need to get productive and get your external hard drive installed on the macbook air.