January 11-17 2015 Weekly Plan

First things first!

Happy 36th Birthday, Little Brother!

I hope 2015 is a great year for you!

Let’s start with the review:

This was a majorly bad week. Little was accomplished in or out of the business. Here is my planned week:

Jan. 4-10 Plan
Jan. 4-10 Plan

See how little was checked off? I did move forward on a few multi-week tasks but still it was bad.

It appears I will be off work for even longer. I hope to know more tomorrow. Because of the uncertainty, I did not add many tasks to this week’s list. And I have just now thought of a few things I forgot to add.

Jan. 11-17 Plan
Jan. 11-17 Plan

I need to finish or just plain do a few of the tasks that have been around for a while. I’m going try something different in how I divide my time this week. I’ll explain more next Sunday if it works!


The prologue to my book, C’est Ma Vie 2015, will be delivered to all newsletter subscribers January 15. If you want a sneak peek, sign up! It’s easy, just go to www.eepurl.com-6h49 and fill out the little form! That’s all.

This Week In Review

Thank you to everyone who has taken the poll. I know it’s a holiday weekend for my American readers so I’m not considering the poll “closed” until Monday night. I want to give everyone a chance to vote. Actually I’m not sure if I can lock down the poll. It’s my first poll. Another thing to add to the to-do list!

Last week I trialed the program Gneo for my weekly to-do list. I really like the program. My only issue is my to-dos were too broad. Here’re what my Gneo master list looks like with this week’s (including today’s) things crossed off:

Weekly plan Nov 23-29
Weekly plan Nov 23-29

What you can’t see is that I also worked on a number of things without completing the task. You can’t see that:

  • I read two chapters of Market Yourself.
  • I almost completed knitting Elspeth sample 1 and very roughly wrote the pattern.
  • I started reviewing Vogue Knitting.
  • I started the Social Media Plan.
  • It doesn’t show I found even more quotes but haven’t had time to add them to the editorial calendar or schedule them in WordPress yet.
  • It doesn’t show that the Lauch Plan is a “no time to advertise” launch plan I designed so I could get Drusilla out in time for Holiday Gift-making. It needs a lot of work before the next launch.

So, this week I’m going back to making my weekly plan in Evernote. It will be a Master Plan of all the things that need doing and will break them down into tasks. Those tasks will go on Daily Plans in Gneo. I think this will create a plan using the best features of both apps and will be less overwhelming than always looking at the Weekly Plan. ┬áSo I’m going start that tonight so I can finish it up tomorrow before a family dinner and can post it in the evening here.

A difficulty is I will be travelling for two days this week by car (4-5 hours each day) as a passenger along with a three-year old who loves, really loves to play on Auntie’s iPad mini (with supervision and usually only sitting at a table or Emergency Care waiting room). He knows I have games on here for him. It makes him feel special and like a big boy. He doesn’t know 99% of those games were free apps of the day.

So I don’t know how much work I’ll be able to do on the iPad in the backseat with him or at the hotel overnight. I think he’s going to be getting a lesson on taking turns. And when it’s his turn I’ll read for fun on my Kobo or knit. So I’ll still be able to cross things off my daily lists!

I’ll let you know how it all works out next week!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Yesterday my family all got together at my mother’s for dinner. It was great to have the ten of us all there. We had our typical traditional meal for this day. Roast turkey, bread stuffing, meat stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, homemade cranberry sauce and a dinner roll. And for dessert, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. We all left the table as full as can be! And came home with leftovers!

Cranberry Sauce in the Making
Cranberry Sauce in the Making

This year I’m grateful for:

My family
Unconditional love
A great meal with four generations in attendance!!!
A childhood dream rekindled
New friends
Old friends
The Starship
Bridgwater Crafts

What are giving thanks for this year?