I like this thread. I identify with Transformed (mania=progress on the homefront). I also identify with not having a good grasp of time management.
Aside from that, I can and semi-regularly and successfully:
Those are my MUST DO things that I do for me, not for utility or any other purpose. I'm more creative/crafty than I am homekeeper, though I want to blend the two- ideally.
I burn food, I forget things a lot, I run lots of things at once, getting more things started than finished, but I go through periods of only working to finish on projects and I get caught up. Once a year I finish 4-5 quilts in a row really quickly. I have a couple quilts that I started ten years ago and then got out and finished lickety split. I'm on my own schedule.
My inspiration- the bulk of it comes from Tasha Tudor, and I love the way she lived her life, on her own terms. Her books are wonderful (not the fiction ones, but the ones of her life). They are my treasures.
This year I would like to focus more on the daily tasks of homekeeping and the routines that enable a person to have a less stressful existance, hopefully freeing up a lot of my guilt over procrastinating as well as my seemingly endless tangled thought processes. Having a plan and executing it is half the battle. Then perhaps I could focus more clearly on my art and different heirloom crafts I'd like to get into.
I love the book Home Comforts, and I collect old house keeping books. I also love old USDA agriculture books. I have one from the 70's and it dispenses more practical home keeping advice than anything I've seen published lately.
I also make aprons, and collect them. I wear them as well.
I am woman hear me roar, from the kitchen.