The Big List 4.9.23

Welcome! My name is Kara. You can learn more about me and why I write this blog here.

Here is the week I hope to have:

  • 9th – Easter / Spring family celebration
  • 12th – Grilled Cheese Day
  • Our annual Tax Man date ❤️ my husband works in finance, so this is our long standing tradition for surviving Tax Season each year

First things first …

  • What is essential? 
  • Do I need help? 
  • Where can I compromise? No one is going to perish if the cookies are store bought.

To Do / Enjoy / Remember: Kara’s Big List

I have a file I call The Big List. It has been compiled from years of calendars and To Do lists and is arranged weekly. The list is what I want to remember, celebrate, and accomplish. 🖤

  • Listen to the news ONLY when I’m washing dishes (you likely don’t need to do this, but I need to do it right now, so I’m being intentional and putting it in writing)
  • This is a Pay Day week for us:
    • Budget x Paycheck (I use a printable from The Budget Mom to do this.)
    • ATM, cash envelope stuffing
    • Add to Christmas 2023 savings
    • Make deposit to the college kid’s account
  • Change the letterboard
  • Wipe out the cutlery drawer
  • Schedule gutter cleaning
  • Add a layer of compost to the container garden
  • Prepare for Spring storms
    • Batteries in weather radio
    • Batteries in flashlights
    • Review tornado plan with the family
  • Prune trees, schedule the “tree guy”
  • Clean washing machine filter (4x/year)
  • Catch up: anything from the last few weeks I need to finish up?
  • Update the screensaver on the Roku I use family photos and switch them out weekly
2023 temperature blanket: January through March

I plan to put up my feet and knit along to:

  • 14th – FRASIER 4:22 “Are You Being Served?” the anniversary of Frasier the lab rat’s death (the hot and foamy episode)
  • I am working my way through the Marvel Chronological watch.
  • Spring Baking Championship
  • Watch Judy Garland in Easter Parade

My current influences:

  • Martha Stewart’s monthly calendars from her magazine (no longer in print). 
  • Alison May’s Brocante Home website and online community as well as her seasonal home books.
  • Melissa Michael’s book A Lovely Life. (affiliate link) 
  • Frasier. I know. But it’s true. I recently wrote some lists about the show and I am creating a little landing page to organize them and share with you. ☕️🎙️🐶

Thank you for how kind you’ve been to this little blog of lists.

I am approaching blogging differently this time around. No pressure on me and no pressure on you. Just a basic but (I hope) truly helpful little website. 

Thanks for reading!

I hope you got what you needed this week, babies. And if not, I hope next week is better.