Read our cookies policy.
1) Re do my bedroom/fascias and soffits and then home is finished. (Still waiting impatiently for this - snow hasn't helped.)2) Donate one bag a month to charity. Can be clothes, food, toys. (Doing good with this donated over 20 books, food and two bags of kids clothes already.)3) Continue to raise funds for charity. As a team we've managed £3000 since September so continue. DD2 does all the fundraising with me so it's something nice to do together. (None - must try harder.)4) Watch 52 films with the kids. (Four so far.)5) Read 100 books (I started with 20 for 2020 but I ended up reading 100 and I'd like to continue. ) (Yes read 8 already.)6) I've had a diagnosis for DD3 this year so I need to make sure I do at least 7 hours per week on DD3's stuff to help with her diagnosis. (Definitely not been doing this. Work has been manic but no excuses.)7) Remember to compliment the kids more. I'm so lucky that two of them are very high achieving academically but they are complete slobs at home. They have started saying 'things are never good enough.' I'd be doing them an injustice if I didn't push a bit. It's a tightrope we're constantly teetering. Keep encouraging them to keep their rooms tidy as it's awful opening the door to the mess. (Not great but not too bad, still spending a lot of time on a weekend deep cleaning the house - we're all so tired in the week.)8) Keep up washing the sofa cushions monthly (it's cream and has made such a difference.) (No - forgot in January)9) Plan in more easy teas (I always cook every night but it's getting where kids aren't eating until half 7 clubs doesn't help with this.) (Yep doing ok with this.)10) Keep up washing/tidying/cleaning during the week so the whole weekend isn't dedicated to housework. Keep up the moving the furniture (especially the beds) every week as it's so much nicer to pull out the furniture and there isn't so much mess. (Keeping up with it during the week - but still spending too much time on a weekend dedicated to the slobby bedrooms.)11) Walk 28 miles per week. (Probably not as much as that - but have started always walking to work so that helps.)12) Lose two stone. (Lost half a stone.)13) Try new additional job but have the confidence to stop if it affects home life. (Not enjoying new job - only been there two weeks will give it a bit longer. Feel it is tiring me out.)14) Be more understanding. I get so mad at people ranting on social media usually people who don't really have anything to moan about. These are obviously things upsetting them so try to be more understanding. (Definitely doing ok with this.)15) See friends and family more. I've had 5 close deaths in the past couple of years which has meant my kids have only got one set of grandparents. Covid 19 hasn't helped this year but onwards and upwards. (Not seen anyone - sticking to lockdown.)Think that's enough for now.
Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support