This is getting posted a little late, but I consider it an accomplishment that I’m getting it out today at all.

In October we:

  • Sports
    • Went to a total of seven soccer events (practices or games) per week.  I believe two didn’t happen due to a coach’s illness and rain.  The weather has been wonderful overall.
    • Fall baseball clinics finished.  We had three this month.
    • Weekly swimming lessons continued for the middle four.
  • School
    • Started 4th grade math mornings.  These will continue weekly throughout the school year.
    • Attended 4th grade math night.  This is a once a year activity.
    • I took the younger two apple picking with the preschool class.
    • I went to Back to School Night for the Middle School and Preschool.  I don’t think many people can say that!
    • I went to three school-related meetings.
  • Family
    • The kids went to a total of three birthday parties.
    • We went to one play date.
    • The boys and I had haircuts.
    • We all got flu shots.
    • I went to an annual rummage sale.  I particularly like this one because it is on weekdays, vs the typical Saturday.  I think I did pretty well for $30!
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  • Halloween
    • We went for the hay maze and potato cannons.
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    • We carved pumpkins.
    • The kids went trick or treating.

As with September, I didn’t get through all my goals, but I feel I made good progress.

  • Clean the house.  This means everything – under/behind furniture, all surfaces, inside the furniture/cabinets themselves, unfinished areas, etc.  My plan is to start at the top and work my way down.  Realistically, at halfway through the month this will probably only get part way done.  I still didn’t get this all done.  But, I’ve finished all the bathrooms and two bedrooms.  So, not the order I had proposed but I’m about halfway there.
  • Get everyone a haircut.
  • Update the boys’ bank accounts.  These have been running on paper notes since we moved.
  • Inventory the freezers and plan to use up anything that’s been there for a while.  This is largely in anticipation of holiday meat sales.  Not done.
  • Get back on track with four blog posts per week.  Didn’t quite make four.  I did get back up to three from (often) one.  So, good progress.

Here are goals for November.  Fall sports finish up mid-month, which I hope will free up our schedule significantly:

  • Finish cleaning the house.  This means everything – under/behind furniture, all surfaces, inside the furniture/cabinets themselves, unfinished areas, etc.  My plan is to start at the top and work my way down.  This is halfway done already.  I expect to finish everything (except maybe the basement and garage).
  • Inventory the freezers and plan to use up anything that’s been there for a while.  This is largely in anticipation of holiday meat sales.  Inventory the pantry for things that need to be used up / seasonal items / items that go on sale seasonally.
  • Get back on track with four blog posts per week.
  • Order and send Christmas cards.
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