Insane Goals: February 2013 Update {link-up}

I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals.

February Accomplishments:

1.  I hosted a wedding show & tell themed Girls Night at my house this past month.  We brought our albums and shared clips from our ceremony videos.  Then we voted on things like best dress, flowers, men’s wear, cake, and get-away car.  The winner of each category got to pick a prize (chocolate, lip gloss, bubble bath, etc).  My hosting goal this year was just once every two months, but this was my second event this year.  It feels good to be ahead with something on my list!

2.  This was another good month of breakfasts for me.  Grace loves eating raisin bran and it is hard to convince her to try something different.  I’m not sure if that is because she really does like cereal best or if the toddler in her is set in her routine and doesn’t want to change it.

3.  I sorted through 2.5 month of photos from 2012, deleted the duds, and uploaded them to Snapfish.

4. Nate & I went had a date night in honor of Valentine’s day.  We also took advantage of some of our gift cards.

5.  Grace: She is continuing to enjoy her daily devotional at nap time.  I’ve been working with her on remembering her letters, but she still isn’t as confident as she once was.

February Disappointments:

1.  This was not a good month for library fines!  The current total for the year is now up to $4.20.

2.  I’ve lost steam on the book Bright from the Start.  Honestly, I’m not sure it is going to get finished.

3.  I haven’t finished a single house goal!!!  I feel like so much of my energy is dedicated to getting through all my tasks for each day (meals, dishes, diapers, laundry) that is hard to find the time or energy for these “extra” projects.

4.  I worked on my eBook twice in February.  I picked two Saturdays in February to work on my eBook at a coffee shop.  It felt so good to finally dedicate some time to this project, but…  This is a huge project.  It is going to take a lot more time than just a couple hours two Saturdays a month.  I have to step it up.

You can see my complete list of goals below.  Plus be sure to add your link below and check out the other blogger’s goals!

My 2013 Insane Goals

House Goals

  • Organize & Declutter: office, Noah’s closet, kitchen steps, kitchen cabinets, attic, basement, upstairs bathroom, my night stand
  • Hang Pictures: dining room, Noah’s room, master bedroom, upstairs bathroom, downstairs bathroom, living room
  • Install a Radon Mitigation System
  • Fix the Microwave
  • Reorganize my Jewelry
  • Follow my Cleaning Checklist
  • Deep Clean the Dishwasher
  • Spring Clean All Rooms: living room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs bathroom, laundry room, stairs/hallway, Noah’s room, Grace’s room, master bedroom, upstairs bathroom

Finish Photo Books

  • The Year 2009
  • The Year 2010
  • The Year 2011
  • The Year 2012
  • Grace’s First Year Book
  • Noah’s First Year Book
  • Upload pictures to Snapfish monthly & catch up on uploading from 2012

Food Goals

  • Experiment with my Bread Machine
  • Make a Meal Directory
  • Think Outside the Cereal Box
  • Grow Something
  • Can & Freeze: salsa, pickles, blueberries, jam, applesauce, corn

Books to Read

  • Bright from the Start by Jill Stamm
  • 7 by Jen Hatmaker
  • Platform by Michael Hyatt
  • A Barn for the Harvest – written by my pastor in honor of our church’s 30th anniversary

Grace & Noah

  • Read Grace’s devotional book daily at nap time.
  • Eliminate Grace’s daily potty training accidents.
  • Re-teach Grace the alphabet.
  • Teach Grace to hold a pencil correctly.
  • Read to Noah daily. 
  • Breastfeed Noah for 12 months.
  • Buy & Install a new convertible car seat for Noah.
  • Have Noah’s 9 month, 12 month, and 18 month pictures taken.
  • Have Grace’s 4 year picture taken.

General Goals

  • Write a note of appreciation/thanks every month.
  • Have monthly date nights with Nate
  • Invite someone over for supper or dessert every two months.
  • Use & Enjoy our Gift Cards!
  • Create & Complete a Summer Fun List
  • Create & Complete a Festive Fall List
  • Mail out the my “girlfriends notebook”
  • Put an emergency kit/bucket in the van
  • Keep library fines under $5 for entire year.  Current total: $4.20
  • Watch Downton Abby Season 1, Season 2, & Season 3

The BIG One: Write an eBook.

Now it is your turn to share your lists!  I would love to hear about your goals and progress in the comments or you can use the link-up to add a link to a post on your own blog.  If you are reading this in your email or RSS reader, you’ll need to click over to Simply Rebekah to add your link and/or see the posts that other bloggers have shared.

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One Comment

  1. Just remember, we’re only 2 months into the year, so there’s plenty of time to play catch up on the things that we still want to accomplish. You’re doing great! I really appreciate you hosting this link-up! It’s kept me focused on our goals, and that’s something I have really struggled with in the past.

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