Things I intend to do today: Sat 14 Jan 12

My time at home this year is likely to be limited. Now that I’m back at work, I need to get myself into some sort of groove, or else NOTHING WILL GET DONE!

So, starting today, I’m going to make proper goals. Baby steps – just like eating and exercise, and see how it goes. In no particular order, today I would like to:

  1. sort out my damn linen cupboard, using the cute technique of putting all the sheet set into one of the pillow cases, so I don’t have to hunt!
  2. bake that damn bread mix that I brought 2 months ago!
  3. try to make black bean patties for mini hamburgers…
  4. take a bag to the charity bin/shop. Doesn’t have to be a whole box, but I’m tired of having four items of clothing sitting around waiting for the rest of the crap to join it.
  5. remove some items from the bedroom.
  6. go for a run
  7. do at least 30 mins of yoga/pilates.

I’m feeling mightily inspired, which could go either way… I’ll either be overwhelmed by the monumental task that is my house, or I shall overdo it, and then not attempt anything further for months. Hopefully by sorting it into manageable chunks, I can actually achieve something, and with a bit of luck, it’ll be a noticeable something! There’s nothing worse I think than working like a dog for something that you can’t see – aka skirting boards. hate those puppies with a vengeance!!

(The intent is that the mini burgers are either lunch or dinner today. Haven’t tried the bean patties before, so it will be interesting! Although I’m carnivorous, meat in Darwin is expensive, so it’s actually worth our while now investigating the non-meat options. Using quinoa for a pilaf too is also on the menu for the week…)

*Follow up: 1815
The gluten free bread was acceptable, but given that it’s made with starches, it’s as bad for me as normal bread, so next time I’d save my money and just make normal bread like I used to. Maybe I’ll use that burgul wheat in the cupboard tomorrow and try making ‘normal’ rolls – the ones today had to be made in muffin tins due to the consistency of the mixture, which also meant they weren’t suitable for burgers. Which was okay, because the bean patties were severely lacking in taste, something that we’ll have to remedy in the future. I think that will end up being a suitable meat substitute, once we get the flavour right!

Have thrown out a bag full of rubbish from the bedroom, and there is a bag ready to go to the charity shop. I had to have a little snooze today, and haven’t gone for exercise yet, but there’s still an hour or so of light left – plus I’d really like to try night running. I’m sure I’d get used to it with practice…

Update: 2115

Went for our waddle in the dark – it wasn’t so bad. Still hot and humid, but that’s life in the tropics. At least not getting sunburnt is a big plus!


Time to stop procrastinating, and start DECLUTTERING!

Decluttering is something I seriously need to do. Every holiday I say I’m going to start, and yet every holiday is never long enough. Maybe today is a good day – particularly as it’s a project that needs to be undertaken in stages!

This article in Real Simple is inspiring, and helpful, to start the task of decluttering.