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I used to be really organised. At work, I was often mocked for my colour coded notebooks and beautiful spreadsheets.
Somehow, whilst giving birth to Little Miss H I lost all of these skills. They disappeared. Scarpered. Vamoosed.
I feel like I lost something very special in my life. And I need to find it again. So to quote a famous song by Lisa Stansfield:
“Been around the world and I, I, I, I can’t find my baby
I don’t know when, I don’t know why, why he’s gone away
And I don’t know where he can be, my baby
But I’m gonna find him.”
I am recruiting you, my dear readers, to assist me along this journey. I have decided to join in with the Monthly Bucket List linky hosted by the fabulous Twinderelmo so that you can see my aims and chastise me if I fail to accomplish anything during March. I am hoping that this will motivate me to find my organisational mojo again and be reunited with my baby.
My March bucket list
Toddler Sense. We’re going back to our Toddler Sense class after the half term break. Little Miss H is 21 months old now and I thought it was about time that she graduated to the group for older children. It might involve some bumps and bruises but I am sure that she will love it.
Quality time playing with Little Miss H. I want to do more craft, baking, sensory and messy play with Little Miss H. I am going to scour Pinterest to get lots of ideas of activities we can do together. I’ll also be pinching some ideas from Kat at Beau Twins and her post Cheap or Free Activities For Toddlers.
Tidy the chest of drawers in Little Miss H’s nursery. This will include going through all Little Miss H’s clothes and packaging up a bundle to hand in to a Jojo Maman Bebe store in support of their From a Mother to Another campaign.
Dentist appointment. Little Miss H and I are overdue an appointment. March is finally going to be the month when I book an appointment for the both of us.
Mr H and I are having a night away. In a few weeks, Little Miss H is staying with her Nanna and Grampy and we are spending a night away in London. We’re going out for a meal, to the theatre and then we are staying in a hotel. I am so excited about a lie-in and the chance to have breakfast in bed with the Sunday papers.
Date night. We haven’t been to the cinema in ages. I am hoping that there will be a film on in the cinema that we would both like to watch.
Carry on exercising. The Tough Mumma boot camp I attend on Saturday mornings is continuing through March. I love it. I am enjoying exercising again, getting out in the fresh air and meeting some lovely local mums. I am also going to a yoga class every Thursday evening and a good friend and I are considering going to a spinning class once a week.
Watch my diet. I have cut down on cake and sugary food since the beginning of the year but I know my diet could still be much better.
Juice every day. Annoyingly our juicer is a pain to use and an even bigger pain to clean but I do feel so much better for having a glass of fresh juice every day. It is cleansing and an excellent way to get some of my 5 a day.
Become more organised. I need to write manageable to-do-lists and tick off the jobs on those lists. Otherwise, those unused lists just occupy valuable and much sought after notebook space. This makes me sad.
Have the chop. I desperately need to get my hair cut as it hasn’t had a trim in months. I am contemplating copying the beautiful Jess from Mummy of Boy Girl Twins and having a long bob. Sorry Jess. Single white female alert.
Sprucing up the flat. We’re hoping that by the summer we will have sold our flat and bought a house. But before we can do that, Little Miss H and I are going to stay with Grandma and Grandpa for a few days so that Mr H can get on with some decorating.
Location, location, location.We are going to start visiting some towns and villages that we might like to move to and have a look at some houses in these locations. Cue hours spent on Right Move and Zoopla lusting over houses.
Blogging/ life balance. I need to develop a better blogging and life balance. Importantly I need to make sure that I am not blogging until the early hours of the morning. But I am getting into bed to go to sleep by 23.30 at the latest.
Blogging developments. One of my best blogging pals and I are looking into a few ways that we can work together. These include a new linky. We have plenty of ideas. We just need to actually put them into practice.
We have a very exciting but busy month ahead of us. I hope that in April’s post I am able to tell you that my organisational mojo and I have rekindled our love affair.
Have you got any big plans for March? I would love to hear all about them in the comments.