Friday, April 29, 2016

Goals, Goals, Goals

Clean my car--well, I told you that Michael did that for me during the first weekend of the month. BUT, I did keep it clean the entire month.  So there is that!

Michael had to move the car to the street, so it was a flat surface for installing the car seat.  He sent Olivia to the door to get something from me.  Logan took the opportunity, slipped on my shoes, and walked on out. :)

Take vitamins regularly- I wasn't as consistent with this as I had hoped.  But I did buy myself some vitamins and attempt to take them about half of the time.  The problem is that I can't mix certain things with my thyroid medicine.  Like it can't be mixed within 4 hours.  So lunch is really about the time I can take vitamins, and since I don't even eat lunch half of the time, I forget.  I'm going to continue to work on it!

Clean up the backyard-We did this the first weekend of the month, too.   We are slowly adding things out there.  We still need to buy some chairs for the table we got on clearance at the end of last season.  And we'd love a grill too.  But the kids love it out there, so we try to hang out there when we can.

Spring clean-I did go through closets, toys, shelves, and even the garage (again) to get organized and remove the unnecessary.  It's all labeled now, so that when I schedule a donation pick up, I know where it all is and can easily move it to the porch.

Get up early- FAIL. Big. Fat. Fail.  I don't even know what to say about this that isn't going to sound like an excuse.  And they probably are.  But here is the truth.  It's not that I didn't think about getting up early.  I did.  Almost every day.  But after taking care of kids all day, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and all of the other household stuff... then going to work and being constantly busy and on my feet for 6 hours... and getting home and crawling into bed at midnight, knowing that my mind wouldn't shut off for at least a half hour to an hour... I just could not physically (or mentally) bring myself to set my alarm.  So I guess this is a goal I'm just going to have to keep working on.  I don't know what the answer is. Besides that I'm tired. ;)

May Goals

I'm not actually doing a formal list for this month.  We are going to be out of town for about half of the month.  Obviously I have a lot of planning, prep, and packing for that.  That will be where I spend my extra time and efforts.  We will be in the car with two kids for nearly 40 hours over the coarse of the vacation, so it's a little more involved than just packing a suitcase.

My main goal for the month is to finish strong.  We have a lot going on this month, and a lot that is coming to an end for the summer.  We need to finish preschool strong.  We need to finish MOPS strong, and I have a few extra commitments there due to leadership.  We need to finish Life Group strong.  And our best friends will be moving to Colorado while we are out of town, so we have a few short weeks to hang out and say our good byes.

The other thing that I need to check off my list before we leave town, is to secure a location for Olivia's birthday party.  Can you believe our girl is about to turn FIVE?!?!  We are doing an actual party this year, and we are doing an art theme.  I just need to figure out where.

(P.S.  Did you notice I got this up before a week into the new month?  Progress!) 

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