February 6, 2010

Checking My Progress...

So, we're almost a week into February, and a little over a month into the new year. Let's see how things are coming along as far as my resolutions are concerned...

1- Get up at the same time as Brett during the week. I have done it just a couple of times over the last month. I had every intention of sticking to it, but then I got really sick and stayed in bed for as long as I possibly could. Needless to say, I think the extra hour of sleep helps me more than an hour of free time. I don't think I'll be continuing this goal, but I will get up to make Brett breakfast more often.

2- Stick to my chore calendar. Um... I have been sticking to it here and there. I don't think there has been a day where I have done EVERYTHING on any given day, but it has given me goals of what I should accomplish on certain days. Again, the whole "getting sick" thing threw me off. I am back on the cleaning bandwagon, though, and things are looking better - literally!

3- Be healthier. I feel I have done fairly well with this, other than the batch of cookies I ate almost solely on my own. I have kept myself from eating late at night, and I have found that I don't mind it. In fact, last night Brett made us popcorn around 9:30 and, as much as I love popcorn, it just wasn't satisfying. I think my body has adjusted to not eating after 8:00-ish and so eating any later than that just makes me feel yucky.

4- Spend less time on my computer. I think I've done well with this, also. I got rid of my Twitter account. It was just such a waste of time. I didn't care about posting every little thought I had in my head, and I wasn't following anyone that ever really responded to my tweets, anyway. Also, I just got a new phone that allows me to check my e-mail, Facebook, and blogs, so if my phone isn't showing any new things in those areas, there really hasn't been much point to being on my computer. (Though, I do need to be better at blog posting. I'm working on that.)

5- Create a new project list that includes sewing projects, activities for my boys, and other craftiness. I still need to do this. My sister and I have discussed how vital it is to do this, in hopes that the time in Florida goes by quicker, thus bringing the time closer to when I get to move near her. I'm still trying to come up with ideas. Feel free to pass any thoughts along!

6- Be more spiritually-minded. I'd like to think I've been a little better in this area. I've definitely been praying a lot more. I've needed a lot of help lately from my Heavenly Father. There will always be room for improvement, though.

There you have it! It feels good to check in on myself and see that I am slowly making some improvements. Though there are some areas that still need improving upon, the year is still young, and I'm not going to give up.

I hope your year is already shaping up to be what you want!

4 Happy Thoughts:

Kristie and Jake said...

Sound like your doing pretty good. I don't know if you have done this already but a sewing project would be to make a quite book for your boys for Church. Don't ask me how to do it but I have heard of people doing this.

Amber W. said...

That's a great idea! I have looked into quiet books before, but I had forgotten about it until I read your suggestion. Thanks!

Paige Hanna said...

I just made a center piece for the kitchen table, that gave me something to do. Next on my list is toddler car seat covers so my car seats don't look awful by the 10th child : ) They won't be too pretty, I'm just using scrap fabric. I also am going to make the boys some baby books on snapfish, from the details of their birth up until age 1. (This one will take a while...) I'm also going to edit photos to someday print and do some sort of wall art... So yeah, join me on any of those!

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