Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My To-Do List for the Month of September

My life today revolves around my family, my work, the service on Sundays and going to malls on weekends. If there’s a word that best describes my day to day life, it’s routine. There’s nothing wrong with that, I believe. There’s nothing wrong with waking up ahead of the shrill sound of the alarm clock on mornings, no matter how sleep-deprived I was the night before. There’s nothing wrong in going to a bookstore or mall after attending church on Sundays. My body clock is so in sync with what I do that I sometimes feel I am a robot programmed to perform tasks!

I’ve always wanted to do things that I haven’t done before or go to places I haven’t been to, or indulge in something I haven’t eaten or maybe just try something new.

So now, I decided that I will make a monthly to-do list. I may not be able to do all of them in a month but those which I cannot fulfill will carry over to the next month. This list will let me keep track of my achievements and my backlogs of the things I’ve always wanted to do. I want my life to be more than the usual! Who would have thought that a tourism slogan would be significant in my life, huh?

Anyway, here are my things to do for the month of September:
1. Read a new book and finish it. (Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert?)
2. Go to a place I’ve been to but haven’t visited in a year or two just to check what’s new.
3. Eat ice cream from Haagen-Dazs!
(I hope to have this on my succeeding lists but for financial reason, I doubt it! *wink! )
4. Accompany my kids in their field trip and enjoy it. (And forget about the work in the office for a day.)
5. Run at least three kilometers on the three remaining Saturdays of this month.

This is just an initial list. As I jump from one month to another, I hope to do more adventurous things or go to farther places. There’s no harm in dreaming, right?

PS: For a start, I was able to read this book the first week of September. It's a good read. Ricky Lee is good. I've never read a Filipino novel or short story before so this is a first for me. :) 


Apostolic Lighthouse said...

You have great plans for your To_Do List, what about do some charitable works or something. go to places you've never been to. Aka Mommy Liz.

devil_under_light said...

oi ung ice cream. i #1 mo yan hay nku. he he.

Mommy Liz said...

bakit naman pati ice cream mo eh nakaplano? hehehe. sakay ka kaya sa ruweda. oh di ba? take your whole family dun sa mga rides.. takot ako sa heights kaya di ko rin kaya sumakay but I would love to take my kids to Disneyworld if I can afford it.

Clarissa said...

Try Haagen -dazs Caramel Macchiato or their Dolce series Strawberry Millefeuile--heavenly delightful!^_^

re:If you're doing ground for kids, it doesn't mean by locking them to their room or something.Try doing something together that both of you and your child will benefit.Let them help you in the house,cook together for instance.

♥peachkins♥ said...

eating haagen dazs ice cream would have been no 1 for me...

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MaxiVelasco said...

Hello Beth! That's a great list! I really look forward to your posts regarding you, accomplishing all the items on your list.

Stay safe and stay pretty!

Beth said...

@AL: I'll include that next month, thanks! :)

@DUL: Yeah, right. Thanks for the visit!

@Liz: oo naman, e ang mahal naman ng Haagen Dazs e! :) thanks for the suggestion, Liz!

@Clang: Thanks for the discipline tips! Pero ang ittry ko sa Haagen Dazs un Caramel Biscuit and Cream. Bka sali kasi ako ng contest nila :)

@Peachy: hehehe, napghahalata ka ha? Pero ang #1 ko kasi un mejo mahirap. Mhirap kasi sa akin makatapos magbasa ng book e. Madali lang kumain! :)

@Ovah: sige, I'll let you know pag nagawa ko lahat! :) Thanks!

Beng Gee said...

Na-intrigue tuloy ako sa Haagen- Dass ice cream na yan! Parang I want to taste one soon.

Good for you, you still can read books.I used to love reading books too. Pero got no time for it now.

Good night Beth. Sleep tight!

Beth said...

@Ate Beng: Yes, eat ka din then let me know kung msarap. hehehe, of course masarap! Haagen Dazs ba naman! :) Thanks, Ate beng!

Cecile said...

it was nice to hear from you again, Beth? wow what a busy week you have every week....you are a super woman...how'd you do those stuffs...?

Beth said...

@Cecile: For a month naman un list. hehehe, super woman na ako nun if for a week un hahaha!

Raft3r said...

breaking off the routine is always good

Beth said...

@rafter: yes to that! :)

Yami said...

Reading books ang sa akin. I haven't read a book in years ata. I would love to have Ricky Lee's latest book. Idol ko 'yan. :)

Beth said...

@Yami: oo, maganda tong book ni Ricky Lee, natapos ko agad! Samantalang ibang books, minsan inaabot ako ng ilang weeks! :)