September! I love September. It’s still my favourite month of the year. Still the time of year I feel most ‘New Year’ ish. School seems to have got off to a good start but we’re only four days in so time will tell. I’ve been so wrapped up with Girlie’s first few days at school that I haven’t been able to post here, though I have been making plans. I will be going back to work in less than two months (nooooooooo!) and Girlie will be doing full days in a few weeks time so we’re definitely in a time of transition. I’ve made a few plans, I’m not sure I could exactly call them goals, to make use of this time and to fully embrace the Septemberishness (yes, that is a word).
- Lose weight. Specifically, 6.25 pounds. I would like to be at my target weight by the end of November (which gives me December as back up to really make sure I am at target by the end of the year. This is one New Years resolution I never want to make again!). If I lose 6.25 pounds by the end of September this should put me well on course to achieve this.
- Find a new daily rhythm that suits us all. Now school has started the demands of the day are shifting and evolving and I want to make each day as stress free as possible. Girlie has had a few stressful moments which is understandable given that she has just started school not long after her fourth birthday and I want to make each day as stress free and enjoyable for her as possible. We’re already off to a good start on this but I’ll probably post more about it over the next few weeks.
- Adjust baby boys routine. His sleeping is all over the place and it hasn’t helped that I keep having to drag him out of the house to do the school run during his longest nap of the day. This shouldn’t be a problem when Girlie is doing full days and he can sleep at around lunchtime! I also want to pay a bit more attention to what I’m feeding him when etc and make sure I’m keeping up with his needs as he gets older. I can’t believe he is 8 months old! I also need of have him in more of a routine so my parents can follow this when I am at work and they are looking after him.
- Develop a – loose – routine to the week. I’d like to start taking baby boy to a few groups or activities but I don’t really want to get into anything that I will have to give up when I go back to work. I am still waiting for my parents to confirm which days they can look after him so I know exactly when I’ll be working and when I’ll be free. I’d like this resolved by the end of the month.
- Do a house inventory. I’ve mentioned this before but it got lost in the summer holidays although I did quite a bit of reorganising. As our family develops we need different things from the house (ie places to keep certain things etc) so I need to keep on top of this. But mainly this will be a way of working out what is broken, what needs clearing, what needs fixing etc.
- Catch up with paperwork. Enough said!
- Work out where I am with our grocery budget and stick to it!