Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mini Goals Week of March 1st

It's March! So much is happening in March!! There is so much that needs to be done before all that is happening happens in March!!!

Here's where I was 2 weeks ago when I last posted a to-do list and what I've gotten done since...
  1. Get email inbox down to <50 - nope... currently sitting at 73...
  2. Ask feed store about chickens - I'm putting this off until spring
  3. Order photos for Kate's room
  4. Call about school shadowing for Kate - too late to do this in March, off list
  5. Make acupuncture appointment - no time for March, off list
  6. Schedule upcoming & missed tennis matches - although I need to re-resechedule some after all our snow
  7. Fill out forms to revise our wills - this is not going to happen in the next few weeks - off the list!
  8. Make a homemade gift for Kate's birthday - nope and now the birthday is over...
  9. Plan a birthday party for Kate
  10. Finalize LASIK plans - DONE! I can SEE!!
  11. Figure out trip to Maui - figured out that I won't do Maui, although now I'm having 2nd thoughts...
  12. Deal with library books
  13. Mail Twice box
  14. Take donations to ARC
  15. Drop of plastic bag recycling
This week is a bit hectic, so I'm going to keep my to do list to a minimum
  1. Get email inbox down to <50
  2. Order photos for Kate's room
  3. Schedule upcoming & missed tennis matches
  4. Finalize Hawaii plans
  5. Mail Twice box
  6. Sew up a few gifts - at least 4
  7. Get birthday presents for Jack
  8. Go to Costco before weekend
  9. Take down winter decorations, put up a few Easter/spring ones
  10. Run 4 times (my running schedule has not been great)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Right Now - Puppy Injury

Poor Tripper in his sock bandage. Not sure how it happened. Might need a stitch tomorrow...

This Makes Me Happy - Snow Hike

Tripper just loves hiking in fresh snow! Wish I could get a good photo of him up to his neck in powder or pouncing on snowballs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Book List - February Review

I haven't done the best-est job of sticking to my reading intention list. I've * starred the books that weren't on my original winter book list

Audiobooks - chosen by the fact that they are unread on my Audible account
  1. Off to Be the Wizard (eh...)
  2. Peace From Broken Pieces (Hated this. So whiny. Played the victim and everything is everyone else's fault)
  3. Provenance by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo
  4. Accidentally on Purpose  (Eh. Average modern romance novel)
  5. Rapt by Winifred Gallagher (currently listening)
  6. The Aviator's Wife (good but took me a longer than average to finish)
  7. The Introvert Advantage
Nonfiction - some of these are to fulfill my winter goals, the others I'd tried to ensure a variety of topics
  1. Coaching With the Brain in Mind 
  2. Deconstructing Penguins
  3. 10 Minute Toughness
  4. How to Hug a Porcupine
  5. Daughters of Eve (currently reading)
  6. Silver Spoon Kids (started but didn't get far)
  7. Return to Life Through Contrology
  8. 1000+ Little Things Happy Successful People Do Differently
  9. *And Then They Won Gold (currently reading)
  10. *The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Fiction/Novels - I'm having a tough time being intentional with fiction but here goes!
  1. The Book Thief
  2. Orphan Train
  3. Boys in the Boat
  4. *Fallen (from my 2015 Books to Movies list - YA fantasy romance - didn't really like it, but couldn't stop reading!)
  5. *The Storied Life of AJ Fikry (really enjoyed this one)
  6. * The Last Letter From Your Lover (currently reading - also from Books to Movies list)
Kids - books the kids are reading that I want to read also
  1. Out of My Mind (great!)
  2. The Phantom Tollbooth
  3. Feeding Malachi (feel like this should hardly count since it took me less than 30 min!)
  4. Heidi
  5. The Menagerie
  6. Time for Andrew
  7. The City of Ember
  8. Esperanza Rising
  9. Spirit Animals books 1-?
  10. Ruby Holler
  11. *When I Reach You
  12. *Malachi and the Ghost Kitten (another short one)
  13. *Rules

Monday, February 16, 2015

DayBook 2.16.15

FOR TODAY - Happy Presidents' Day (last time I wrote a DayBook was MLK Day!)


Outside my window... lots o' snow! I bet we got 4 in over night, and it is still coming. Only bummer about the snow is that Kate and I need to drive up into the mountains in it. Fingers crossed for good roads.

I am hearing... almost total quiet. A little hum of the fridge and the water in my tea kettle simmering

I am feeling... not so great, to be honest. I think I brought a little tummy souvenir home from Mexico. Blah. Symptoms haven't been bad, but I've been really tired, lacked an appetite and had NO MOTIVATION the last 4-5 days. I feel a bit better this morning and woke up early. Hoping this week is a bit more productive.

I am thinking... that I really need to get on it and plan our 2015 Hawaii trip (have plane tickets but want to nail down some details)
I am thankful for... snow tires. 
From the kitchen... did I mention my lack of appetite? Lots of cereal and ramen and fried eggs in our house the last week. Kate and I had popcorn and Naked juices for dinner while we watched a movie last night! Hopefully the food improves this week.
I am wearing... track pants, old tee shirt, fleece jacket, slippers, and my glasses. I am a sight to behold!
I am creating... nothing.
I am going... to trudge through the snow to feed the chickens when I'm done writing this. Feeding chickens in the snow is not my favorite chore (I don't mind on nice mornings!). Maybe I'll delegate to Kate...
I am reading... The Last Letter From Your Lover. Just started it yesterday. Excited to really get into it, because I've heard it is really good.
I am hoping... to get my mojo back this week.
Around the house... I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (not great but it did motivate me) while I was in Mexico. I felt pretty good the first day or two I was home and did a mass declutter. That "clutter" is currently filling my entry waiting to be donated.

In the homeschool room... homeschool didn't go so well this last week, and this week doesn't look promising with out of town friends and skiing taking up a lot of our time. That's the glory of homeschool! We seem to go in waves anyway, so it's all fine.

How I'm exercising... I'm not. See "How I'm Feeling." I also have a tough time adjusting back to the altitude. Hopefully this week will be better.
One of my favorite things... my Kindle. Who knew I'd like electronic books so much?!?

A few plans for the next week: there is not a lot planned this week. That's good.

Here is a picture I am sharing: candlelight yoga on my retreat (that's me in the left corner)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mini Goals 2.15.15

This last week felt like a bust. But I guess I got *some* things done.
  1. Get email inbox down to <20 (ha! My inbox is currently >100!)
  2. Ask feed store about chickens
  3. Order photos for Kate's room
  4. Email swim instructor (irrelevant now... coming off list)
  5. Call about school shadowing for Kate
  6. Make acupuncture appointment
  7. Schedule upcoming & missed tennis matches
  8. Figure out ExpressToll Account
  9. Fill out forms to revise our wills
  10. Catch up on laundry (but are you every truly caught up on laundry??)
  11. Plan something for Valentine's Day for kids
  12. Unpack
  13. Make a homemade gift for Kate's birthday
  14. Clean out pantry (this was a big undertaking but so much better now!)
  15. Clean out games
Not sure how this upcoming week will go, but here's a bit of a plan... *starred my frogs that I would like to eat first thing Tuesday morning
  1. Get email inbox down to <50
  2. Ask feed store about chickens
  3. Order photos for Kate's room
  4. Call about school shadowing for Kate*
  5. Make acupuncture appointment*
  6. Schedule upcoming & missed tennis matches
  7. Fill out forms to revise our wills
  8. Make a homemade gift for Kate's birthday
  9. Plan a birthday party for Kate
  10. Finalize LASIK plans*
  11. Figure out trip to Maui
  12. Deal with library books - return, renew, etc.
  13. Mail Twice box
  14. Take donations to ARC
  15. Drop of plastic bag recycling

Right Now - Swim Meet

Proud of my swimmer girl. Qualified for Silver State in backstroke today despite being sick... Unfortunately she ages up before the meet so can't compete...

This Makes Me Happy - Chai Message

Morning message from my chai

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Mini Goals 2.8.15

So I actually don't arrive home until tomorrow, but I planned out a few to do's for this next week ahead of time. Here's what I need to do after returning home...
  1. Get email inbox down to <20 (goodness knows it will be full after a week with no internet!)
  2. Ask feed store about chickens
  3. Order photos for Kate's room
  4. Email swim instructor
  5. Call about school shadowing for Kate
  6. Make acupuncture appointment
  7. Schedule upcoming & missed tennis matches
  8. Figure out ExpressToll Account
  9. Fill out forms to revise our wills
  10. Catch up on laundry
  11. Plan something for Valentine's Day for kids
  12. Unpack
  13. Make a homemade gift for Kate's birthday
  14. Clean out pantry
  15. Clean out games