March 16, 2012 | Category: I'm a Giver
I’m a list maker. My husband has learned over the years that if it’s not written down, it really doesn’t exist to me.
I have short-term list. These list are things that will get done today or tomorrow, and probably should have been done yesterday. Things like cleaning the kitty litter, giving the kids a bath, and shaving my legs make the short list. (ok fine, I don’t actually put shaving my legs on my to-do list, because it’s really not that important to me)
I have longer-term lists. Things that make this list typically are things I really want to do, but won’t go ballistic on anyone if they get put off a few days or ten. Stuff like organize the kids clothes, purge the toys in the basement, and watch season 2 of Downton Abby make the longer-term list.
And then I have the epic 40×40 list. I’m taking this list very seriously, and hope to knock a few items off the to-do during my 33rd year of life. I easily think I can get #2 (run a 1/2 marathon), #17 (learn to knit), and #18 (take the family to Disney) checked off the list. I’m guessing #3, a trip to Shanghai China probably won’t be happening for me in 2012. But you never know…
Thanks to Paul, I recently checked #14 off the list. Oh yeah baby, I’ve attempted cloth diapering, and by golly, I love it. In fact, looking back, I don’t know what I was so scared of, and really wish I would have started 7 years ago.
(Paul wants everybody to know that macho boy babies can look tough wearing fluffy butt cloth nappies. He also doesn’t want anyone to mention how skinny his legs are.)
Cloth diapering has always been something I really wanted to do, and I’m glad I finally found enough guts to try it out.
And while Paul has been having a good ole time being his mommy’s cloth diapering guinea pig, my big girl Piper has also been checking things off her to-do list as well. Her goal as of recently is to read all the Magic Tree House books before she starts the second grade this coming August. I remember how much I loved reading as a kid, and I’ll happily be her book benefactor.
Tonight, she ended her day with a never before read book and a new flavor of cookie. Pretty much the perfect way for this seven year old to wrap up a weeknight.
You see, we just got a couple boxes of cookies from a place we never thought would ever get around to baking cookies. Quaker, the folks mostly known for oatmeal and breakfast bars, has finally gotten their act together and made some cookies!
And they didn’t come out with just one variety. The cookies come in two varieties, Soft Baked and Crunchy Oats Granola, and there are seven different flavors. Our favorite? The Soft Baked Chocolate & Almond.
To celebrate, Quaker Oats wants to give one DesignHER Momma reader a $75 visa card (and of course an assortment of cookies) to motivate you to accomplish something off your to-do list!
Pretty fun, huh?
To enter, use the handy dandy rafflecopter:
Winner will randomly be chosen and notified on Saturday, March 24th.
DISCLOSURE: A special thanks to Quaker for sponsoring this post and providing me with the cookies! Seriously, I’ll work for cookies anyway. As always, all opinions are my own.