Today I set myself some goals, written on a piece of paper. I didn't get so caught up on reducing the size of my inbox, and instead just worked on the todo list. I ended the day about where I normally do (ten or so email messages fewer in the inbox than when I started), but with a great sense of achievement. Every time I accomplished something from the list, I checked it off.
Stupid brain. It's just things on a list. You would have done them anyway. You're not actually being more productive. Whatever, for once I feel good about how much I did in a day, instead of disappointed.
William went shopping with his grandparents today. They bought him a very cute raincoast ("tropical climate my cold wet ass!") and a pair of completely impractical huge monster claw slippers. Raley stayed with us, and was extremely cute and gurgly. She scooched her bum way up in the air when we put her on her belly, and we think crawling won't be that far away. Oh man.
The goats in the field outside the kitchen window have a new kid. Very cute to see it frolic, butt heads with the others, and generally be a young goat. I'm really enjoying working from the kitchen table. Although it isn't ergonomically perfect, the view can't be beaten--harbour, goats, huge kauri tree, and a sunset every night. And no bloody snow!