March/April goals

Once again, checking in on how March went, and solidifying my April goals.

March goals:

  1. Exercise 3+ times per week
    1. Did it, for the most part! I had a week-long break because of my leg, but otherwise, still fully on the workout train.
  2. Back up my computer
    1. Did this too…bought an external hard drive and used Time Machine to get everything on there. I still need to put my photos on Amazon Cloud but I at least have one backup option in the bag.
  3. 2016 photo book
    1. I DID IT YOU GUYS. Just in time to complete Celine’s Year 3 book…and then Louise’s Year 5 book…and then get started on 2017. #itneverends
  4. Order shutters for our living room windows and French doors
    1. Done and done! They take about eight weeks to come in, but they’ve been paid for and measured. I cannot wait to have shutters on the patio doors! It will solve so many TV-watching problems.
  5. Try to find nightstands for our master bedroom (moving ours to Louise’s room)
    1. Still TBD. It will happen when it happens!

I’m pretty pleased with my March progress, and it’s definitely helped me to have goals written down (versus just things I have in my head that I want to do). With that in mind, here we go for this month!

April goals:

  1. Exercise 3+ times per week. This is less of a “goal” at this point and more of a standard, but I’m going to keep it on here.
  2. Manage travel stress. This one is more mental than anything, but Mike and I are starting to travel a bit more this month, and that’s going to continue for the next few months. I want to practice mindfulness while traveling since flying (and logistics) usually works me up.
  3. Celine’s photo book. I did a fairly decent job of staying up-to-date on her book, so completing it by the end of April isn’t a major undertaking. It would be nice to have it complete before finalizing Louise’s in May/June!
  4. Replace air filters in the house
  5. Declutter toys. We have SO MUCH CRAP cluttering up our house. I want to do a clean sweep prior to Louise’s birthday (which comes with another onslaught of presents). This might also include buying more toy-organizing-things like bins, but we’ll see.
  6. Organize the two hall closets. This includes:
    1. All of the random sheets, blankets, drapes, and other linens in the linen/toy closet. They’re taking up precious toy space and we never use them. They’re better suited for a bin in the garage.
    2. Throw away old DVDs. Mike and I have boxes of DVDs in the den closet that – let’s face it – we’ll never use. I am all for sentimentality, but those just seem like something we can do without. Plus – I need that space for toys (eye roll).

February/March goals

Monthly checkup on how I did for February, and what my goals are for March!

  1. Exercise 3+ times per week
    1. Achieved. My “thing” happening to my leg in January finally turned into full-blown IT Band Syndrome, so I took two weeks off of running but still lifted weights. We didn’t do our monthly 5K because we both caught a 4-day stomach bug…not fun!
  2. Finish Celine birthday crafts
    1. All 15 pinatas are done (mostly…but I’ve earned this). Remind me never to do THAT again!
  3. Finalize 2016 photo book
    1. Ummmmm…
  4. Girl room updates
    1. Closets have been cleaned out and organized! I donated a bunch of baby clothes and things to a friend of a friend, which helped streamline Celine’s closet. Louise’s closet was a mishmash of clothes and shoes she’s outgrown along with linens. The clothes just needed organizing into the appropriate bins and I threw the shoe boxes away.2-22-17-closetimg_6138
    2. Louise’s room is good to go! The box springs really helped stabilize her mattress and she LOVES how it made her bed higher. She feels like an official big girl. Michael re-hung the canopy on a stud so I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon. I did get rugs for either side of Louise’s bed – they’re not as “sheepskin”-style as I was hoping (kind of more of a bath-mat type feel), but they’re soft and get the job done. Also added is the amazing Christmas present from the Fausak-Perrys, hung on the wall.
    3. Celine’s room has been updated! Celine really likes it and so do I. We took down the quilt and put it on her bed, adding the Degas print and Fausak-Perry Christmas present to the wall.img_6130img_6129

March goals:

  1. Exercise 3+ times per week – really want to keep this going even after physical and illness setbacks.
  2. Back up my computer. I am going to need a new computer soon because my Mac is crapping out, which is a good reminder to back up my photos and files! I think I might try Amazon Cloud Drive for my cloud photo backup.
  3. Freaking 2016 photo book! I have to get this done before April because I have to start on 2017 as well!
  4. Order the shutters for our living room windows and French doors.
  5. Try to find nightstands for our master bedroom (moving ours to Louise’s room)