In September I published my first seasonal manifesto. The place where I listed the things I hoped to achieve over the next 3 months.
I think seasonal manifestos are a great idea as for some reason, a seasonal manifesto doesn’t feel as daunting as my (usually huge) New Year resolutions list. Plus reviewing and setting new plans and goals with each new season is instinctive to me.
Looking back to my Autumn Manifesto I didn’t do badly. I could have been better, but I could also have been worse.
The tots and I had great fun learning about Autumn and had a brilliant night on Halloween. Guy Fawkes, not so much. Mr Frugal and I decided the tots are just a bit too young still to enjoy a fireworks display and celebrations.
We managed a family day 1 out of the 3 months and any kind of Boxing Day unfortunately didn’t happen for Mr Frugal and I. Hmm… must try harder next time.
But on the brighter side, I did make it to my target savings goal. Hurrah! I will need to set myself a new target shortly!
We did make use of our natural surroundings and visit the local parks and walks and slowly we’re becoming known in our local community (in a good way I hope!)
I neglected this blog which I. will. not. do. again. Mr Frugal and I didn’t manage to have a “date” and do something without the children, but both little ones are sleeping in their own rooms and going to bed at 7pm every night. Yeehaa!! Now, we just need to get Miss Tot to stay in her cot all night….
Last but not least, we had a fantastic Christmas and already I’m looking forward to Christmas 2013 as both tots will be at an age to appreciate the build up and of course, the big day!
So what does the Winter Manifesto hold for us?
1. Be organised. In every area!! (I suspect this will be a major theme over the coming weeks).
2. To get back on the meal planning wagon. I can’t begin to explain how much we’ve missed this over the past few weeks where Christmas and life somehow got in the way of me and my meal planning list.
3. Participate in the 365 Project. With no slacking!
4. Participate in the January Money diet.
5. Commence the 333 Project and reevaluate what I have hiding in my wardrobe (more about that soon).
6. Have at least one family day a month.
7. Mr Frugal and I will have at least 1 “date” and selfishly do something without the children.
8. Mr Frugal and I will have one Boxing Day (or possibly a mini Boxing Day morning/afternoon) a month.
9. I will make the time to develop this blog as it’s safe to say I let this slip over the Autumn months.
Eagle-eyed ones will notice that 6-9 are aims carried over from my Autumn Manifesto. That’s okay.