Well, looks like I skipped making goals for January! Oh well. I did make New Year’s resolutions, but I couldn’t tell you what they are right now, so I probably need to revisit them.
A quick recap:
Read at least one PREGNANCY related book. I read What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It was fine.
Have some special Christmas time with my niece and nephew They came over and we made Christmas cookies/watched a really really low budget film called ‘Santa Paws’ where some kittens won’t leave Santa alone and he somehow injures himself and then they end up being Santa? Or something? I was in and out, but I’m going to go ahead and say you don’t need to add it to your watchlist.
Go on a Christmas date with Will A lot of Christmas was a bit rushed since I was sick for the first two weeks and then we went out of town for the last week and a half… so we went to Sonic to get holiday drinks (best choice ever) and then drove around the fancy neighborhood near us looking at Christmas lights. It was delightful.
4. Reflect on 2017 and make my resolutions/goals for 2018. Expect to see these in February, because it takes me a long time to reflect… ha! I know myself so well.
5. Start my baby registry! It’s done!
6. Not spend any money on Christmas stuff for our apartment. I CANNOT BELIEVE I ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED THIS.
7. Shave $50 off our monthly grocery bill (with no caveats or panic medication this time!) We went out of town for a week, and therefore didn’t spend any money on groceries… so I really can’t tell if I accomplished this or not. Trying to get back in the saddle for February!
8. Have an Advent dinner We have friends who have hosted us for an advent dinner the past two years, and we’ve loved it!
1. Get the nursery 75% set up. It currently looks like a bomb went off in there… but it makes me so happy! The walls have been painted white, the guest bed has been refashioned into a day bed, I’ve ordered curtains, and Will and my brother-in-law are building the crib this weekend. When I first got I pregnant I was all ‘oh, I don’t know if we’ll have a room for the baby, does she really need one?’ and then nesting kicked in and I was like ‘SHE WILL HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM EVER SEEN.’ I think I also realized that I will be spending A LOT of time in that room, so I want to make it nice.
2. Write my birth plan. Y’all. So many decisions. I thought a birth plan was essentially ‘have baby.’ And why write that down? The nurses know that’s what is supposed to happen. But apparently you have to make all of these medical decisions for your baby and have a perfectly curated Spotify playlist timed to your contractions and it’s just important to spreadsheet that stuff.
3. Pick a Pediatrician. Again with the decisions. I think we’re going to go to a meet the doc night… I just need to find some docs first.
4. Celebrate Galentine’s Day with my sisters (yearly tradition)
5. Celebrate Galentine’s Day with the girls in my bible study
6. Anyone else want to celebrate Galentine’s Day with me?? I’ll take any excuse to hang out with ladies and eat chocolate.
7. Celebrate actual Valentine’s Day with Will. We are going to go on a special dress up date since we’re putting a moratorium on fancy dates for a while once bebe comes.
8. Get my cleaning schedule set up and implemented. Working from home, I feel super overwhelmed by the expectation (that I have set for myself) that my home should be spotless, all the time. This results in spurts of cleaning … and then no cleaning … and then feeling bad that no cleaning has happened… and then spurts of cleaning. It’s not particularly effective, or good for my mental health. So I’m working on a doable weekly cleaning routine I can still maintain when the baby comes.
9. Shave $50 off of our monthly grocery bill. I will prevail on this one.
10. Finish cleaning out my old laptop and get everything transferred onto my new one. I bought a new laptop in October when I left my full time job since I would be working from home. My old laptop had an embarrassing number of photos on it (15,000) and there wasn’t enough room to transfer all of the files. I have deleted about 5,000 (mostly duplicates or people’s elbows), but I want to get it down to a number somewhat less than that…
What are your goals for this month?