Wednesday, August 25, 2010

mission of the month: September 2010

Mission of the Month

There is so much to be said about accountability.  In all areas of life.

Last month when I embarked on the task of cooking for two weeks, there was a point when I was sitting on the couch, looking through the shopping list, recipes, and preparation plans and I really wanted to quit.  Then I thought, "I've got to do this.  I said on my blog that I would!"

So, I did.  And I was so glad that I did.

Mama Jenn is quickly becoming one of my favorite blogs, and she has put out a challenge for her readers to join her in completing monthly missions.  I love this.  In terms of plans (and I love to plan), I tend to think on a daily or weekly basis, so large projects can seem more overwhelming during that time.

The mission I am going to embark on for September is creating (once again) a Blakley Family Folder.  This kind of serves as a control station of our home.  Granted, there are only three of us (+ Jazz), but things can easily spiral out of control when I don't have a plan.  I have had 3-ring binders before with our schedule, meal plans, budget, and other things in one place to keep down on the clutter, but I've let them go.

This time, I would like our "Blakley Family Folder" to include our schedule/calendar, our favorite "go-to" recipes, new snack & recipe ideas for Elijah, and learning activity plans for Elijah.  I have been working on our daily schedule for the fall, since I will start teaching piano lessons next week and things will swing back into gear from this (relaxing) summer.  But I want to spend some time collecting ideas for the other items in our BFF.  haha! funny!

I want to be intentional in my time with Elijah during the day, so I'm most excited about compiling ideas for continuing to teach him each day.  And snacks and recipes for him need to be planned so that he will eat so much better than when I just try to do things last minute.

So...hold me accountable.  I hope that this time next month I will have a great report of what our new, improved BFF looks like!

And if you want to challenge yourself to go on a specific mission in September, then head on over to Mama Jenn and link up your idea!


Tam said...

that sounds like a great idea! can't wait to see the finished project!

Rusheika said...

Great idea! All the best with this month's mission!

Erin said...

Thanks, ladies!

Mama Jenn said...

LOVE your BFF idea!!! It does make it ALOT easier when things are all in one place rather than scattered in different places. It also helps to save time...b/c you don't have to spend as much time looking for stuff!!! Great, great idea! Thanks for joining in!!!!