Last week I noticed that I’ve been getting notices about the blog 31 days in October series that takes over the internet each year around this time.
I’ve tried it. A couple of times I’ve even done a pretty good job with it.
And I really started thinking about how I’d like to do it again this year.
Except I can’t even manage to post my goals for September until we are halfway through the month.
Anyway, I think I’ll be skipping that.
Here’s a few pictures from this month:
The kids went back to school. Violet has even asked me to do her hair most mornings. Considering 90% of our arguments last year started because she didn’t even want to brush her hair, I’m thinking third grade is bringing about some changes. Abram is loving in first grade though he’s jealous of his sister’s homework. He was so thrilled when his teacher sent home a worksheet. (And then there is me who thinks elementary school students with homework is ridiculous, but my kids seem to love it, so what do I know?!?)
The weather here has been beautiful and we had some landscaping done so we’ve been watering our sod. The kids have been taking our evening watering as an opportunity to run through the sprinklers. That last gasp until summer is really over.
As for my August goals, I actually did pretty well.
Fully complete my checklist every day.
Well, maybe not every day, but I’ve been much better about regular bedtimes and wake times and making sure to eat protein at breakfast.
I’m so close on the sweater – maybe a couple more hours and some finish work but I have a deadline on another pair of socks and Christmas knitting is starting to kick in. I’m happy I finished the Henslowe and socks. I think I may have been overly ambitious trying to finish all three.
Rearrange the work area in the kitchen so it’s more of a homework station for Violet and Abram. Get back into the groove of making dinner by cooking at least 2 nights a week.
Boom. Granted some of those nights dinner making consisted of grilled cheese and salad, but if we weren’t going out, I’m calling it a win.
Finish my home projects plan.
Not even close.
1. Purge & get home office/craft room set up.
- Start and finish birthday socks
- Wind and start Christmas gift hat, socks, and sweater
- Donate or sell stash yarn that I will not be using
3. Keep plugging away on that daily checklist.
4. Handwrite a note each week.
5. Wear my UP band each day.
And let me tell you…I’m not doing very well on those as of now, but now that I’ve written them out here in cyberspace, hopefully I’ll be a little more dedicated for the last half of the month.