Our community group’s Christmas party! Allow me to draw your attention to Will’s face/stance. Not totally sure what’s happening but I love it.
We are well into the most wonderful time of the year, and I have loved this slower Christmas season with my way dialed back work schedule! Things have been busy, because the holiday season is always busy, but I have been so grateful for lots of time to spend with people I love, doing things that I enjoy.
I know we are halfway through December, but in the spirit of at the very least checking in, here is a quick review of goals:
Read at least one book . I read Bridge Across the Ocean, by Susan Meissner, an author I really love… but this book was kind of strange, and started re-reading the seventh Harry Potter book. I listened to The Shape of Mercy (also a Susan Meissner book) and I’ve Got Your Number, by Sophie Kinsella. I got on a murder podcast kick and had to break the habit with some very light and happy chic lit!
Shave $50 off our monthly grocery bill. I did do this, but by the end of the month, we were out of hygiene money, so I saved on food but made up the difference in shampoo. I also got sick at the end of the month and ended up spending somewhere in the area of $50 on panic medication and cold prevention, including some $13 bone broth. But I did do a lot of meal planning and hope to get better next month!
3. Complete 5 organization projects around our apartment. Well, I completed a few: 1. Our closet 2. Our bathroom cabinet 3. I deleted a TON of stuff of stuff off my old computer. 4. No, that’s it. That’s all I got through- but I feel great about those 3 things!
4. Make some goals and intentions for my new stage of um, underemployment. I started working at Stitch Fix and have come up with a work from home schedule that is working well so far!
5. Plan our upcoming babymoon in DC! Planned and executed!
6. Put away any clothes that don’t fit anymore with the growing belly, and plan my maternity capsule wardrobe. This was actually pretty fun until a few weeks ago when certain parts of my upper body exploded and pre-pregnancy clothes I had been fine wearing suddenly became too tight. I am loving my maternity capsule wardrobe so far- I’ve got 2 pairs of comfy jeans and 2 pairs of comfy leggings and plenty of sweaters/striped tops to keep me happy. I have no idea what’s going to happen in the spring when I’m huge though. I am still coasting on the flowy/boho trend.
1. Read at least one PREGNANCY related book. Goodness gracious, I don’t know why I am not at all motivated to do this!
2. Have some special Christmas time with my niece and nephew.
3. Go on a Christmas date with Will… which we are going to cram in tonight after a quick trip to Waco to spend some time with family.
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…
5. Start my baby registry! I’m in research mode right now, but I just need to commit and do it. We are going to start working on converting the guest bedroom to a nursery in January, so I need to some serious space planning. For how tiny they are, babies seem to need a lot of stuff.
6. Not spend any money on Christmas stuff for our apartment. We don’t really need anything this year (even though there are things I want, like a gorgeous Christmas pillow and a few big ole’ poinsettias for our front porch), but with our current budget and life stage, that money is much better spent on gifts for people, giving, or saved.
7. Shave $50 off our monthly grocery bill (with no caveats or panic medication this time!)
8. Have an Advent dinner