Thursday, December 1, 2011

November Goal Recap

Hey, remember this?

Well...I started the month strong but ran out of steam entirely by the 15th or so. After 3 months of doing reasonably well with interrupted sleep courtesy of Lucy, I just crashed completely. Even though I failed to complete most of my goals, I am pretty proud of myself for a successful transition to work, clearing out Adriana's big girl room, making dinner every single night (!!!), pretty-ing up the blog and making new e-friends, and cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner.

Report Card:

I quit 30 Day Shred because my knees weren't ready. I lost 4 pounds but gained back 3 due to Thanksgiving. I was supposed to replace it with pilates but that hasn't so much happened yet. D-

I missed some NaBloPoMo days, but it was a record posting month and I had fun, so that counts for something, right? B

I worked on potty training Adriana consistently right up until the holidays. She really isn't ready yet - she will agree to sit but won't stay on the potty, and has only actually gone once (at daycare, and I think they just caught her at the right time). I am probably going to let her have a break next month and then try again in January (and repeat until she's ready). A-

I still suck at thank you cards. There are just not enough hours in the day. F

The girls are now in their proper rooms, but I still have to paint. I'm putting that off til spring now, in favor of more pressing household issues. I am grading myself high anyway, because Adriana's room was a dump. A-

I got the electrician's phone number, haven't made the call yet. F+

I got a bunch of clothes washed, but still haven't gotten everything put away or donated. C-

The gutters are clean, the leaves are raked, and a winterizing fertilizer has been put down. A+

Hmm, turns out that posting my goals on here does not actually make me any more likely to accomplish them. That's okay, now that I have some kid-free time over lunch and after work (Justin works near my parents, so he's the transporter), things will slowly shape back up.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

YOU ARE COMING TO THE BLATHERING?! YEAH! I am so happy about this!

Shalini said...

I'd say you did pretty well. (And you're going to the Blathering? Hmmm. Decisions.)

Jessica said...

Yay for the Blathering!! Are you coming to PJs@TJs? I'm sure Paul would love to meet Lucy.

Wiz said...

I think you did great! I never finish my lists completely but do finish somethings! I am a big believer that there is no way (without a LOT of stress) to potty train until they are ready. Potty training my son was easy and people asked what I did but I didnt do anything except wait until I thought he was ready. And thank you notes are always haunting me too! I did finish myself but only because I told myself that I couldnt start xmas cards until they were done and I was looking forward to sending out our cards.