10 Weekly Goals (Knowing I Might Toss Them Out The Window At Any Moment)

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It’s been a loooooooong time since I’ve updated my blog. I’ve been so busy with my new job (double the hours from my last job), birth classes, and nesting, I’ve hardly had a moment to think about it. I’m officially on maternity leave, so I’m back! I can’t guarantee I’ll post as frequently as I used to, but with the baby coming soon, I’m hoping to update occasionally for all those out-of-state family members who are looking for an update on the baby.

I thought I’d start with a weekly goals post, knowing full well that I might abandon my goals at any moment if I go into labor. Then I’ll only have one goal – having a baby!

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Homemaking Goals:

1. Write a love note to Spencer

2. Finish the nursery

3. Spend at least 1 hour a day on cleaning/organizing/nesting

4. Do one “freezer cooking in an hour” session

5. Finish up “post-baby” lists

Personal Goals:

6. Read She Reads Truth app daily

7. Finish up thank you notes from baby shower

8. Exercise at least 3 days

Financial/Hobby Goals:

9. Apply for state disability

10. Make a baby wrap

We’ll see how I do with these this week. What are your goals?

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 weeks

Gender: Unknown

Weight gained: Holding steady at my current weight

Workouts:
Saturday: attended a Zumba class
Monday: Taught Zumba
Tuesday: Bikini Arms, Sunset Stretch from the Beach Babe 2 DVD
(I did as much as I could)
Thursday: Taught Zumba, worked on choreography afterwards

Clothing Choices:  Dresses!

Belly button: Inny

Sleep: I wake up a lot now, mostly due to nocturnal sciatica.

Best moment this week: Doing an impromptu photoshoot with JMP Photography & celebrating our anniversary!

Hardest moment this week: Dealing with nocturnal sciatica and back pain

What I’m missing: Sleeping painlessly through the night

Movement: Can’t feel anything yet – I can’t wait!

Cravings: All kinds of things – FRESH MINT, frozen yogurt, holiday flavors (pumpkin, peppermint, salted caramel mocha), onion/garlicky things, tea, etc.

Queasy or sick: Still feeling great!

Looking forward to: The holiday weekend & a trip to the beach with my hubby!

Strange Dreams:  Here’s screenshots of a text I sent the morning after I had my strange dream this week. Haha!

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Here’s some more pictures from this week. I was home a lot this week, so there’s lots of pictures!

"Fancy" updo for my photoshoot

“Fancy” updo for my photoshoot

Whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin protein pancakes

Whole wheat chocolate chip pumpkin protein pancakes

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

Screenshot from photoshoot

One of my favorite pictures from my bachelorette party 4 years ago - Love you, Lizz!

One of my favorite pictures from my bachelorette party 4 years ago – Love you, Lizz!

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Fresh strawberry mint lemonade

Fresh strawberry mint lemonade

Brown butter fish & zesty quinoa salad

Brown butter fish & zesty quinoa salad

I've been waiting for this sale for 3 months!

I’ve been waiting for this sale for 3 months!

My Tuesday morning

My Tuesday morning

My husband "missed seeing me," so I sent him this selfie.

My husband “missed seeing me,” so I sent him this selfie.

Sunset over the river

Sunset over the river

Baked pumpkin oatmeal with dark chocolate chunks and vanilla bean swirled cream cheese frosting

Baked pumpkin oatmeal with dark chocolate chunks and vanilla bean swirled cream cheese frosting

Rosie!

Rosie!

A clean car & an oil change for my hubby

A clean car & an oil change for my hubby

It's official!

It’s official!

Lemon, cucumber, raspberry, mint infused water

Lemon, cucumber, raspberry, mint infused water

Surprise anniversary trip to the beach for the holiday weekend!

Surprise anniversary trip to the beach for the holiday weekend!

The spoils of our "gift card" date

The spoils of our “gift card” date

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Also, my friend Kelly and I think we invented a new meme. It’s called “Or else.”

OR ELSE

OR ELSE

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Building a Housecleaning Routine

For the last few weeks, my goal has been to begin and establish a daily cleaning routine. I’m embarrassed to say that when I’m in school, I don’t clean regularly. Dishes and laundry got done, but I was lucky to vacuum once a month. Tasks like cleaning the bathroom or dusting were even more seldom (I know, I know… it’s disgusting). Starting a new cleaning routine for the first time since last summer seemed intimidating at the very least. Overwhelming is more like it. The sad thing is, I have an app with a PAID subscription with a cleaning list already on my phone. I’ve had it since January. It’s called Motivated Moms, and I love it. It’s a wonderful app. It even has an option for adding in a daily Bible reading plan. The funny thing is, once I got behind on my Bible reading plan, I stopped using the app completely! Isn’t it ridiculous that I stopped using my cleaning app because I fell behind in Bible reading?! Sometimes it’s sad the way the simplest things can throw off our entire routine.

The cleaning list in the app is broken into two main categories – daily and today. The “today” tasks rotate weekly/monthly, and they’re usually bigger tasks. You can add your own tasks as you need. My daily tasks include:

  • Empty trash
  • Feed pets
  • Wipe out bathroom sinks
  • Make beds
  • Change kitchen dishcloths/towels
  • Clear/wipe kitchen counters
  • Dry/put away dishes
  • Plan/cook dinner
  • Sweep kitchen & entryway
  • Wash dishes
  • Do laundry

This past week, I decided this was the week to begin. I started with the goal of spending 30 minutes a day dedicated to housecleaning. Many SAH/WAH moms are able to do their daily cleaning tasks build into their regular schedules. I wanted to do the same, but since I work in the mornings, I decided to do my housecleaning as soon as I got home from work. As with all of my goals, my focus is on progress, not perfection.

MONDAY

Monday was the day I implemented this new routine. After going months without any semblance of regular cleaning, I severely underestimated how much work it would be to start out. I spent about an hour cleaning, instead of the 30 minute goal I had. I also had met my mom for lunch that day, so I didn’t get started until after I returned home. Here’s how my routine looked:

1:39pm – arrive home, sort mail, answer texts, open blinds

1:43pm – make bed, put away clean laundry, feed cats

1:49pm – put on music, put away clean dishes, wash dishes, clean kitchen sink, change kitchen towels

2:12pm – sweep kitchen & living room

2:21pm – rest

I didn’t even come close to finishing my cleaning list, but I decided that progress was better than nothing!

TUESDAY

On Tuesday, I had lunch with a friend, followed by running some errands. I didn’t arrive home until later in the afternoon. I still did my cleaning after I arrived home, but I was determined to finish my entire list. This time, I was able to accomplish the entire cleaning list in just under an hour!

3:07pm – arrive home, sort mail, open blinds, check social media, put on music

3:12pm – empty trash, wipe bathroom sink, (Spencer made the bed!)

3:15pm – put away clean dishes, wash dishes, wipe sink/counters

3:27pm – sweep kitchen & living room

3:34pm – rest to pet kitty (Pippin was whining)

3:36pm – pick up dirty clothes, return shoes to closet (done with daily tasks!)

3:38pm – clean out purse/wallet, dust ceiling fans, clean bathroom mirrors

3:48pm – sweep bedroom, vacuum rug

4:01pm – rest

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, I came straight home from work, and I was RAVENOUS. It was also watering day, and we only have one sprinkler. So making/eating lunch and moving the sprinkler every 10-15 minutes lengthened the cleaning process by quite a bit.

12:18pm – arrive home, open blinds, start lunch, change into shorts, sort mail, start sprinkler

12:29pm – continue cooking lunch, put away clean dishes (cleaning up as I cook), move sprinkler

12:39pm – eat lunch while watching 15min of Doctor Who, move sprinkler 2x

12:59pm – wash dishes, change kitchen towels, declutter kitchen table & counters, wipe down kitchen surfaces, wipe sink, move sprinkler

1:17pm – make bed, wipe bathroom sink & front of shower door, feed cats, pick up laundry, put away sprinkler

1:23pm – sweep kitchen & living room, start a load of laundry

1:30pm – rest for a few minutes

1:37pm – clean shower (I only cleaned one wall because the shower is FILTHY and I was tired)

2:03pm – declutter top & front of fridge, dust top of fridge, dust bedroom

2:10pm – rest

THURSDAY

On Thursday, I had a lunch date with a friend at 1, so I wanted to get all of my daily tasks finished before she came to pick me up. I was in a frenzy to get things done as fast as possible. I did the rest of the “today” tasks after I arrived home.

12:26pm – sort mail, open blinds, put clean dishes away, wash dishes, pick up laundry, change kitchen towels, wipe kitchen & bathroom sinks, wipe down kitchen surfaces, set out beans to defrost for dinner

12:36pm – empty trashes, fold/put away 1 load laundry

12:43pm – sweep kitchen, living room, and bathroom

12:51pm – rest/lunch date

2:27pm – arrive home, open blinds, clean mop pad, mop kitchen, dust living room & all light fixtures

2:42pm – clean microwave & inside of fridge door

3:11pm – rest

FRIDAY

On Friday, I was exhausted when I came home from work. It was watering day again, so once I finished with that, I took a nap. I didn’t get everything on my list done for the day, but I’m proud of the work I accomplished.

12:35pm – arrive home, open blinds, sort mail, start sprinkler, put lunch in oven

12:37pm – pick up laundry & shoes, put away clean dishes, wash dishes, set stubborn dishes to soak, move sprinkler

12:49pm – change sheets, make bed, refill soap dispensers, move sprinkler

12:59pm – lunch, put away sprinkler, nap

4:08pm – sweep porch & walkway, feed cats

4:14pm – rest

Overall, I count this week of housecleaning as a success. I’m still working on my housecleaning tasks on a daily basis when I get home from work. The apartment looks a million times better than it did, even though it’s just little things that get done each day. It’s the little things that count.

16 Weeks

16 Weeks!

16 Weeks!

How far along: 16 weeks – 4 months already!

Gender: Unknown

Weight gained: I’m back on track. As of this morning, I’m .3 lbs away from my highest weight ever. That’s extremely discouraging to me. Now I need to figure out how to slow it down a bit!

Workouts:  Taught Zumba 2 times (Monday & Thursday), did “circuit training” at work on Wednesday (involving stairs, carrying boxes, and walking across the property) – See below for my plan for this week!

Clothing Choices:  Dresses! I got another new dress this week, and I LOVE it. I finally “outgrew” my only pair of jeans that still fit. I’m using a belly band with them, but I also picked up some maternity jeggings.

Belly button: Inny

Sleep: Didn’t quite get enough sleep on any night this week. I’m looking forward to sleeping in on a few days next week.

Best moment this week: Finding out I’m enrolled in MediCal! I’m going next week to pick up my card.

Hardest moment this week: Seeing that number on the scale, dealing with some lower back pain, and having to scrub out my shower tile (EW).

What I’m missing: Still sleeping through the night

Movement: Can’t feel anything yet

Cravings: A huge switch this week – I want all the sweet things! I’ve wanted some treats every now and then, but this is the first time I’ve truly craved sweets all the time.

Queasy or sick: Still feeling great!

Looking forward to: Our 4-year anniversary this week!

Strange Dreams:  Not any that I can remember this week.

I’m still loving having time to manage my home. I’ve been working on creating a habit of doing my housecleaning right after I get home from work.  I’m thrilled with how the house is starting to look and feel clean all the time! I’ve been working a little bit every day to clean out the bedroom that will be the future nursery. It’s coming along!

As far as working out goes, I’ve did some searching last night to find some free prenatal workouts on YouTube. I’m going to be incorporating some of these this week. I found a few low-impact cardio videos, as well as some short toning workouts. I’ll report back next week on what I tried and what I liked!

Pictures from this last week:

Father's Day. The rivalry continues to the next generation!

Father’s Day. The rivalry continues to the next generation!

New favorite dress!

New favorite dress!

Math is hard.

Math is hard.

Love my sister-in-law!

Love my sister-in-law!

This was the series of tweets after Zumba on Monday. Apparently it was hot (and everyone was hungry)!

This was the series of tweets after Zumba on Monday. Apparently it was hot (and everyone was hungry)!

My bedtime snack as of late.

My bedtime snack as of late.

Curse these stairs.

Curse these stairs.

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I’ve been craving holiday flavors lately.

My lap was captured.

My lap was captured.

Creeping on my friend at Starbucks

Creeping on my friend Carly at Starbucks

Mine.

Mine.

My face after I kicked my own booty at Zumba on Thursday

My face after I kicked my own booty at Zumba on Thursday

How I’m Building a Daily Routine

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I have always been a list maker. I LOVE lists. I love having notebooks in which to write my lists. Some people like to use their smartphones for this. I do that, too, but only after I’ve worked out my list on paper. I think and process things better if I’ve got a piece of paper that I can write all over. Lists make me so happy, but one of the dangers of a habitual list-making is when I have too many lists in too many different places. It’s like I need a list of lists! Not really, but kind of.

I am also a creature of habit. I know we all are, but I really crave the simplicity of a routine. Routines are simplified by creating habits. Every year when I help my mom decorate for Christmas, I put the same decorations in the same place every year. My family likes to make fun of me for this, but it’s a habit that I’ve grown accustomed to! In reality, they always know who to ask if they can’t remember where something goes (ahem). Similarly, if you create a habit of going running every morning, after a while, you will automatically reach for your running shoes when you wake up in the morning.

Since school is no longer a part of my life, my days of driving from one place to another back to back have pretty much ceased. Sure, I still have days where I have lots of errands crammed in, but on the whole, my life is normalizing quite wonderfully. I work every week day from 7am to 12pm, but my husband doesn’t get home until close to 5pm. That’s a lot of time to where I’m left to my own devices! Sometimes I’ll take an afternoon nap, and occasionally I spend the afternoon in front of the TV (while tackling an organizing project), but as a creature of habit who wants to do more than just sit around day after day, I’ve started a new daily routine.

Each morning (or the night before), I print out a daily docket. I found a free printable from Money Saving Mom. I could use a blank notebook, but I like the structure of this one with spaces for an inspirational quote or mantra, a to do list, the top 3 most important to do items, a basic schedule for the day, dinner plans, a place to keep track of healthy habits, and a space to jot down notes that come to mind throughout the day.

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The first thing I do is write down what the dinner plan is. That way I know if I need to set out any meat to defrost. Today was a crock pot meal, so I set everything up before I left for work. I noted the items I still needed from the grocery store.

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Next, I look through my daily docket from the day before. Is there anything I didn’t accomplish? Is there anything I want/need to do again today? I import these items onto my to do list for the day.

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After that, I fill in the rest of my to do list for the day, including any meetings or appointments that I have. I put a star next to the top three most important items for my day and write those in “today’s MITs” (most important to-dos).

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Then I’ll make a list of upcoming blog posts I want to be working on. I make sure to check my old daily dockets for any ideas I may have missed.

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I take the time to jot down a quote or mantra for the day. Sometimes it’s something I find on Pinterest, and sometimes it’s just a cheesy motivational line for myself.

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I’ll put everything together in a basic schedule for the day. I write down my other to do items in my schedule because otherwise, I may not do them. This way I see them three times!

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Finally, I’ll jot down notes to myself throughout the day. In this case, my husband mentioned he needed more deodorant, so I made a note of it for when I went out to run errands today. Sometimes I’ll use this section to jot down a grocery list or just random things that I’ll probably need to add to my docket for the next day.

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It’s not perfect, nor am I. But for now, this system is working for me really well. It satisfies my crazy compulsiveness to make lists, and it provides an avenue for habits to become a routine.

Do you plan out your day in advance? Do you use paper and pencil or your smartphone? Tell me in a comment!

15 Weeks

15 weeks

15 weeks

How far along: 15 weeks

Gender: Unknown. Our appointment to find out is scheduled for July 24th!

Weight gained: None this week

Workouts:  Taught Zumba 2 times (Monday & Thursday)

Clothing Choices:  Dresses! I got 4 new dresses this past weekend (one pictured above).

Belly button: Inny

Sleep: Getting about 7-7.5 hours each night, but it’s difficult when I wake up a lot in the middle of the night. Naps are wonderful!

Best moment this week: First prenatal appointment! I got to hear baby’s heartbeat for the first time!

Hardest moment this week: Re-applying for insurance and coming to grips with the reality of the financial burden this will be on us

What I’m missing: Sleeping through the night.

Movement: Can’t feel anything yet

Cravings:  Still salty things!

Queasy or sick: Still feeling great!

Looking forward to: Cleaning out the nursery

Strange Dreams:  I had one dream where I was in a classroom with a bunch of people. There were chalkboards on every wall. Each person’s greatest struggle was on display for the world to see on the chalkboard above their heads; mine said, “Proud.” Instead of trying to erase it amidst the taunting laughter of the rest of the class, I sighed, accepted it, and wrote “humility” underneath it.
This dream certainly seems like it means something. I’m just not sure whether it is blatantly for me, or if it’s meant to help someone else. That’s why I’m sharing it. I went through a huge struggle with this around 7 years ago when I went to Peru on a mission trip, and I continued to battle intensely with pride over the next year or so. I feel like I’ve made leaps and bounds in this struggle in my life, but I also know I should never become complacent about it either. Perhaps it may be time to revisit some familiar passages in the Bible.

More pictures from this week:

Where's Pippin?

Where’s Pippin?

The biggest homemade Cobb salad EVER

The biggest homemade Cobb salad EVER

Forced snuggles aren't so bad.

Forced snuggles aren’t so bad.

New novel! (Recommended by my friend Brit)

New novel! (Recommended by my friend Brit)

Breakfast on Thursday

Breakfast on Thursday

Story of my life...

#KeepingItReal

My #ThrowbackThursday post for this week.  For those who don't know what my sister and I looked like when we were young...  Upper left: the actual German sculpture from the 1800s.  Upper right: Christmas 1991.  Lower left: Yosemite 1994.  Lower right: last weekend at the Getty, recreating the statue from our past lives.

My #ThrowbackThursday post for this week.
For those who don’t know what my sister and I looked like when we were young…
Upper left: the actual German sculpture from the 1800s.
Upper right: Christmas 1991.
Lower left: Yosemite 1994.
Lower right: last weekend at the Getty, recreating the statue from our past lives.

 

Overall, I’m having a wonderful time adjusting back to life as a homemaker. I’ve been trying to make a to do list each day to make sure I’m being productive around the home, yet still have time to relax. I’m loving having time to cook homemade meals and time to organize and clean! I’ve got a 3-page (3 columns each) to do list for before baby comes!

10 Weekly Goals

 

What a busy week! Between Memorial Day, graduation, party planning, and a big announcement, I’m completely wiped. I didn’t reach all of my goals this week (not even close!), but again, I’m focusing on progress, not perfection.

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Homemaking Goals:

  1. Write a love note to Spencer
  2. Read A Faith Full Marriage: Building a Lifetime Love on Biblical Principles
  3. Rearrange living room, reorganize board games
  4. Declutter kitchen cabinets, cart, & cubbies
  5. Establish a daily cleaning routine

Personal Goals:

  1. Read Joshuaand Judges
  2. Drink 8 glasses of water daily (I did this three days).
  3. Walk 3x

Financial/Hobby Goals:

  1. Blog 2 Shakespeare recipes and Weekly Goals
  2. Read Amazing Coconut Oil, Healthy Snacks For Kids: Step-By-Step Easy And Delicious Snack Recipes, Detox Your Finances, and 47 Ways to Make $100 in a Day

 

I’ve got another list of goals for this week. I’m going to try to assign the organization tasks to specific days in my planner this week. On the other hand, I like the idea of leaving it open to work on what I want when I want. I’ll see how this goes and report  back next week.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Homemaking Goals:

  1. Write a love note to Spencer
  2. Finish reading A Faith Full Marriage: Building a Lifetime Love on Biblical Principles
  3. Meal planning
  4. Do a closet purge
  5. Declutter kitchen cabinets, cart, & cubbies
  6. Establish a daily cleaning routine

Personal Goals:

  1. Finish reading Judges and Ruth
  2. Drink 8 glasses of water daily
  3. Walk 3x

Financial/Hobby Goals:

  1. Post 3 blogs

 

Do you make weekly/daily/monthly goals? What system works best for you?

10 Goals for the Week {3}

How did your week go? I found myself losing motivation once the weekend hit. I’m hoping a fresh list will rekindle the fire.

Last week’s goals:

Family:

1. Go on a date with Spencer On Friday night, we went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It wasn’t one-on-one, but it still was a great date!

2. Spend time with my mom I went out to lunch with my mom on Wednesday this past week. It was good to catch up with her, especially considering that it’s tax season.

Home:

3. Empty all boxes labeled “kitchen” and put everything away Aside from a box of cookbooks and half a box of spice jars, everything is put away. I only got 20 magnetic spice jars from Ikea, so the rest will stay in a box for a few more weeks.

4. Hang up all clothes in closet We hung up clothes until we ran out of hangers. We need a dresser – badly!

Health:

5. Exercise 4 times Done and done.

Financial:

6. Fill out our first cash-flow budget plan for Financial Peace University My husband took care of this, and I approved it. 🙂

7. Apply for unemployment Done. Now we wait.

Education:

8. Finish reading for Second Language Acquisition & finish my Summary & Response assignment – I found out I was doing this assignment waaaaaay too early. It’s not due until the 28th. Crazy, right?

9. Finish watching Richard II on YouTube It was so good. I cried.

10. Read chapter 7 for Computers & finish all assignments for the week I finished this up yesterday.

This week’s goals:

Family:

1. Go on a date with Spencer

Home:

2. Do a freezer cooking in an hour session (homemade freezer biscuits, sausage patties, slow-cooker tomato sauce, freezer pizza dough, and chili stuffed peppers)

3. Sort through 4 boxes

Health:

4. Exercise 5 times

5. Do Ab Ripper dvd 3 times (from P90X)

6. Track my calories on MyFitnessPal every day

Financial:

7. Don’t spend any money until payday (Friday)

Education:

8. Shakespeare: Locate & watch As You Like It, and begin brainstorming ideas for final project

9. SLA & Language: Finish video response paper, summary & response paper, and continue research analysis for final project

10. Computers: Read chapter 9 & finish all assignments for the week

What are your goals for the week?

Menu Plan Monday {9}

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Sorry I didn’t post last week. We were extremely busy all week. Last week, I was able to stick to my $40/week grocery budget. We’ll see how I do this week. I’m going grocery shopping today!

Here’s the plan for this week:

Breakfasts:

Slow-cooked apple cinnamon steel cut oats w/almond milk
Eggs & turkey bacon
Homemade sausage & cheese biscuit sandwiches

Lunches:

PB&J sandwiches
Turkey sandwiches
Leftovers

Dinners:

Frito Chili Pie
Chili Stuffed Peppers
Easy Garlic Chicken, rice, salad
Chicken with pasta, homemade slow-cooked tomato sauce
Chicken pizza on homemade crust with homemade sauce

Snacks:

Protein shakes
Greek yogurt
Apples & bananas
Nuts
Fritos

What are you planning for this week?

10 Goals for the Week {2}

Time for an update! Accountability is good for all of us.

Last week’s goals:

Family:
1. Go on a date with Spencer Spencer and I actually went on two dates! We went to lunch together once and last night we went to see a local high school’s theater perform a vignette show!
2. Take Pippin to get fixed Pippin got fixed on Friday and is recovering well. I’ve been sleeping on the couch the last two nights to keep him company while he endures the “cone of shame.” 🙂

Home:
3. Move the rest of our stuff from the old house Tuesday night, my parents took two loads of boxes to their garage to hold for us for a bit. On Wednesday morning, one of my very dear friends got up early (6am!) to help me get the last of our stuff moved out of the old place. It took us 3 hours, but we got it all in two trips!
4. Spend 4 hours organizing I’ve lost count on how many hours I’ve spent on organizing this past week. I actually had to spend most of the day out of the house on Friday in order to be able to focus on doing homework because I get so distracted by all the things there are to do in the house! It’s amazing how much more there is still left to do.
5. Do a freezer cooking in an hour session I made 4 main courses for our dinners this week in under an hour. I will be posting a blog about this later this week.

Health:
6. Exercise 4 times For this goal, I only counted the times where the exercise was a conscious decision to do so. Though I spent more than 5 hours moving this week, and have had lots of activity through organizing, I’m only counting the times I went to the gym this week (which was 4).
7. Call doctor for an appointment I didn’t need an appointment, just needed to ask the nurse a question. Done!

Education:
8. Watch 1 Henry IV on YouTube I’ve been enjoying studying for my Shakespeare midterm by watching episodes of The Hollow Crown on YouTube. Each episode is a full-length play, so if you decide to give it a shot (which I highly recommend), make sure you budget 2-2.5 hours of time!
9. Read 2 chapters for Second Language Acquisition – For the reading I didn’t finish, I got halfway through the second chapter. The chapters are roughly 30-40 pages long. I should be finished with it in not too long.
10. Research summer classes I definitely spent a good hour on researching classes for summer. So far, I highly doubt I’ll be taking summer classes, as the ones I need will not be offered, or will not be covered by financial aid.

This week’s goals:

Family:

1. Go on a date with Spencer

2. Spend time with my mom

Home:

3. Empty all boxes labeled “kitchen” and put everything away

4. Hang up all clothes in closet

Health:

5. Exercise 4 times

Financial:

6. Fill out our first cash-flow budget plan for Financial Peace University

7. Apply for unemployment

Education:

8. Finish reading for Second Language Acquisition & finish my Summary & Response assignment

9. Finish watching Richard II on YouTube

10. Read chapter 7 for Computers & finish all assignments for the week