I thought it was a cold, maybe the flu, M said at one point that my cough sounded very bad and maybe I was getting pneumonia (I totally cried when he said that). So I finally went to the doctor because my ears were hurting. Turns out, I have dodged the flu another year but got my very first sinus infection. And it has been awful, but slowly getting better.
For the last week and a half, I've downed at least a gallon of hot tea, probably several.
This morning, I'm giving coffee a go. Boy have I missed coffee.
But, I didn't sit down to write this post to tell you about the icky sickness.
I sat down to write about the things I'm going to do as soon as it passes, or some of the things now.
It's a new year and though I don't really make resolutions (see this post), I do like this time of year as a reset. To take stock of how the previous year went and the lessons learned and to refocus for the coming year.
This might be a little more for me than for you, readers, just because if I put it out into cyberspace, I'm more likely to get it done. You readers help hold me accountable.
In the last week and a half, I've accomplished very little other than watching movies, tv, reading some magazines and sleeping. It's been driving me a little mad, not being able to do all the things I wanted to do over the holidays or my days out of the office, but the rest was probably exactly what I needed to recharge for the year. And I managed a few genius ideas while not being bombarded with distractions, tasks, interruptions and other nonsense from my typical daily grind.
All that said, here's my January goals. I'm linking up with Melyssa over at Nectar Collective again to help motivate me.
+ Finish Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. I'll be honest, it's not my favorite read, but I'm about 3/4 finished and I'm tired of staring at it, knowing I'm not done. Then I can move on to the massive pile of "books to be read."
+ Work on chicken plan. We're planning to get more chickens this spring, but we need to work out how many, whether we want chicks or pullets, and if we want to start breeding our own (we do, but we're trying to avoid taking on more than we can chew too soon).
+ Make progress on renovations. Any project will do. Any project counts. We're going to be renovating forever and I think it might always drive me a little bit nuts.
+ Make better use of my time. Instead of thinking/worrying/stressing about how much I have to do, JUST DO IT. A lot of projects are snowballing at the same time and it's good, so I'm going to have to force myself to be productive and efficient.
+ Get rink materials in order. I've got radio ads lined up, several special campaigns going, about to host a nonprofit day, and am recruiting more helpers, but I absolutely, positively need to make our new informational brochures, donor packets, etc. It's been on my list for awhile now, but it needs to get done this month. No more delay.
There are other bigger and smaller goals, but these are aimed at helping me knock them all out. And if I've learned anything from 2014, it's to stop making to-do lists so massive that they are unachievable and then beating myself up when they aren't finished.
So, here goes the first full work week of 2015, when I can breathe again. Here goes nothing!
Do you have January goals?