Martha has a planning calender tool on her website (I've mentioned this before), but did you know you can also see her To Do list for the month?
Go ahead and take a look at that calendar. It's blissfully empty--Martha has a few things going on, but not much. I can only assume that this is not her actual calender. We all know that she's busy working, managing her farm and other properties, gearing up for a new season of The Martha Stewart Show, travelling and more. Quite frankly, I feel a little cheated. I want to know Martha is busy running around like a madwoman, because that's exactly what I've been doing lately. Knowing she is busy with life, work, family, etc. and making it all work would give me encouragement and motivation I need to keep pace with my own life, work, family and more.
Fall is a busy time filled with lots of birthdays and fun activities. The Little Guy's birthday is next month, and there's A LOT of work I want to get done around the house before then. Basically, we've lived here for almost three years and there are many rooms I don't consider to be finished--master bedroom, guest room, family room, living room, etc. In fact, until September, only three rooms have been finished: Little Guy's room (see here and here), Little Miss's room and their bathroom. I'm really sick of living in rooms I'm not happy with, and that has to change. And I want it all done before Little Guy's fourth birthday.
Because there is nothing like a huge looming deadline to make me kick it into gear.
Here's what I have planned for September 1--October 8:
Paint the master bathroom (The Big Guy and I actually did this over Labor Day weekend--I'll be posting pictures soon!)
Hang artwork in the bathroom
Paint master bedroom and hang artwork
Paint guest room, hang artwork and display shelves/hooks
Get storm door for front entry
Paint the front door
Paint the half bathroom and hang artwork
Paint the family room
Finish art display project for living room
And those are just my "home improvement" to-do's. I'm not including other stuff, like putting the garden to bed for the winter and basic household maintenance. It's going to be a busy few weeks, but I am looking forward to it. The happiness I get from a finished task and great-looking room far outweighs the struggle it took to get the job done. I'm already looking forward to enjoying these made-over rooms.
What do you have planned for this fall? If you have nothing going on, feel free to come hang out at the TMI household. I might have something you can do. ;)