Goals…Update

Goals March

Life

  • Journal my way through the year
  • This is sort of happening, January and February I was definitely more focused but heading towards the end of February I was getting distracted with other things and didn’t get back to it so I probably need a catch up or just a cut and restart.

  • Have a date night with Chris at least once a month (without the boys)
  • Since starting the Marriage Course at church we get Marriage time on a Wednesday to do that but also we’re making sure there’s another slot in the week which is good – this seems to coincide with Our Sidekick going to contact so that we just need a babysitter for Jaxon.

  • Get to weight target
  • I’m working on this, having been poorly a fortnight ago I lost 3lbs in two weeks, hopefully I can shift the rest and get down to target.

  • Complete food diary (to aid in the weigh target goal)
  • I’ve not been very good at this. But I did ask for a new food diary page at group last week so I will make sure that I get this week’s filled and hopefully that will help to get there.

  • Attempt to complete step goals twice a week at least
  • I actually reduced my goal, I found I wasn’t making it over 7k on a regular basis so I dropped my goal to 7500 to try and encourage myself to get to that point, when I’m a bit more mobile and getting out and about I’ll then push it back up to 10k. Hoping some nicer weather is heading our direction so I can get out walking again.

  • Purchase and update diary
  • I went to buy a diary but I couldn’t find one with the specific layout I was looking for. I think I left it too late really – I guess I could go to Paperchase in MK but it’s silly driving to MK just for that. In the end I bought a Leuchtturm notebook and then created the pages myself – it unfortunately only runs from the beginning of February to September but I should hopefully be able to pick up an academic diary to cover the rest of the year or another notebook if that works better.

  • Sew the cross stitch kit from Christmas (it is Christmas themed but it’ll be ready for use at Christmas)
  • Okay…this was a good plan but I’m not actually sure where the kit went – I will have to track it down (but at this rate I’ll be cross stitching Christmas patterns in the summer!)

  • Reduce/Clear my In Progress reading list – see Goodreads for the current standing
  • I’ve finished a couple of books but the majority of them weren’t already on the list they were new additions! Oh dear!

  • Crochet “pavement” blanket
  • I fell out of love with the Pavement blanket so this has been put on hold but I have two other projects that I’ve gained in the mean time so need to get them done.

  • Keep on track with penpals
  • I have one letter outstanding to go to NY and a couple that are written but haven’t been mailed yet as I wrote them just before I was sick.

  • Learn how to knit socks
  • Knit a pair of socks
  • I went looking for the right size needles to attempt this but it didn’t happen. I think I need to text Judit for an instruction list and ask her to teach me tonight at knitting group if she can.

  • Try and get some sort of routine for Jaxon (I know he doesn’t always run to a routine but I want to try and get some sort of schedule including naps etc)
  • The routine is working better during the week but when the boys are at home during the weekend it doesn’t always stick so I think Jaxon sometimes gets a little confused but we are working on it.

Work

  • Create Daisy Media website
  • The website went live! YAY! It needs tweaking and updating but it’s there and it’s ticking over for now which is good.

  • Keep blog updated 2/3 times a week
  • This is sort of happening but not always – I am determined to get on it now!

  • Complete Website 1
  • It’s almost there, just finishing touches hopefully.

  • Redesign Website 2
  • This one hasn’t started as I need to complete the first one so that I can start playing with the template on the test site (talk about complicated – there must be another way – I think I need to go bounce that idea off Chris at some point!)

Home

  • Clear out DVDs
  • I did clear out a bunch of DVDs which were sent off to MagicMagpie. I got about £11 for like 30 DVDs – I’m sure I could have got fractionally more if I had put them on eBay but it’s the hassle of getting them all posted separately rather than all in one go. I think I’m going to organise another batch of DVDs to go before the end of April.

  • Temporary fix then proper fix the Summerhouse
  • Paint all the fencing
  • Sort the living room
  • Sort the bedroom
  • Sort under the bed
  • None of these have happened yet – the ones outside definitely need better weather to get them started.

  • Keep on top of sorting Jaxon’s clothes (space in the nursery is limited so have to make sure we keep on top of sorting out the clothes that are too small as he grows out of them)
  • Done! The latest batch were packed into an old nappies box this weekend and the two boxes are now stacked on the landing ready to go in the loft once Chris goes up there next.

  • Learn to boil an egg (oh it sounds really silly but I tried to boil eggs a couple of weeks ago and when I went to peel the first it popped all over the work top and was still raw inside….oh dear!)
  • Haven’t got to this one but we’re only a quarter of the way through the year.

Finance

  • Save up for a new MacBook
  • General save (rainy day sort of saving)
  • Saving for the Macbook got changed when I adopted Chris’s one – so I have a secondhand one in a way. With regards to saving for a rainy day that’s starting to happen slowly but surely and I’m sure we’ll get there.

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