Talk About Cheesecake

Musings, meanderings and meditation for my mind.


Ooops – GOYBADS update


I appear to be a little behind on my GOYBADS updates. There I was, so very proud of myself in January for getting all my intended aims accomplished in a matter of days.

So I planned out my February GOYBADS with a sense of optimism.

Then that darn old thing called life, motherhood and everything else got in the way. This is what I aimed to do –

GOYBADS 1 – create a film.

GOYBADS 2 – sell!

GOYBADS 3 – complete some coursework.

GOYBADS 4 – work, work, work.

Well – I started sorting out the family videos. And I discovered that over the last 6 or so years we have taken a lot of footage. That will, I think, be an ongoing project.

I have done work. A lot of it.

As for the rest. I guess that takes care of choosing some aims for March.


How you all doing?


February GOYBADS

January was a success. My list was completed. It’s time for the February GOYBADS list (if you have no idea what I am on about, this will explain it all)

1. Do you have lots of little clips of video of the kids, the dog, your mum’s sixtieth, your mate’s hen night? Now we have mobile phones with video capability, I seem to have loads of mini films which I take, download to my computer and forget.

So, this month I am going to piece it all together into a long film and see what there is. After all – what is the point of taking recording memories if you never look at them?

GOYBADS 1 – create a film.

2. Ebay the clutter. Seriously, I have a growing pile of kids toys, outgrown clothes, shoes, wellies, a pram . . . it’s time to stop building my mountain and start selling it. Ebay, car boot. Whatever it takes, that pile is going!

Oh – and the money I make, that will be going too. On decorating the living room. Add that one to March!

GOYBADS 2 – sell!

Of course, there are the regulars –

GOYBADS 3 – complete some coursework.

GOYBADS 4 – work, work, work.

So – that will do for now!


Get off your backside and do something! 2

As voted for by Maddie and Dianne in my original post I am naming this post the “Get off your backside and do something” list. (GOYBADS ?!)

To save you having to read the original post, I decided that rather than have a New Year Resolution that I would not bother to keep, I would have a monthly To Do list and see how long that lasted.

I have to say, so far it has been pretty darn motivating. In the last week or so I have

  • organised photo albums of the wedding, honeymoon and family for the last year;
  • filled the photo frames AND (and this is even more impressive) got Mr G to get them up on the wall in the same weekend! Never underestimate the power of a good nagging.
  • filled that scrap book with the items we collected on our honeymoon in Sri Lanka;

Not bad going!


However, I did notice that whilst I spent the hours choosing photos and arranging albums I did not get to play with the kids or relax with the husband over the weekend. Something has to give – it seems it is always a choice between work or play, prioritising one job over the over.

Now I have the day to myself I have another choice. Coursework or paying work, blogging or job hunting.

So I am adding something else to my January GOYBADS list – to start noting down the time I spend on different tasks in the day and see where my life is going.

How are you all getting on with your resolutions? Ready to join me and GOYBADS?

(Do you think it will catch on?)