Saturday, November 18, 2017

Week in Review 11.18.17

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The girls and I started the week in Portland and had a grand time! I'll be sharing those adventures soon. It was another busy week with lots and lots of illness. I had a head cold and the girls got some stomach virus which was brutal. In between I was in major prep mode and today I'm in major cleaning mode. Lots to do! 

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Exercise


I got in 4 
workouts this week-  two boot camp classes and two barre3 classes. I feel like I was making up for not moving at all last week! It felt really good to get out there and move. I'm also thinking about my ClassPass and trying to decide if I want to keep that up or just buy barre3 passes. I feel like ClassPass helps me mix up my workouts which is a good thing. I need to make some decisions! Also paying for 5 classes a month means that I use them all where as a pass has a longer expiration period. 


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Food

My Imperfect Produce order came and I laughed so hard when I opened it. I didn't realize that I had ordered so many oranges and apples! They were all great though. Use this referral link to try out Imperfect Produce - https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=221092 and get $10 off your first order. 

I've been in Thanksgiving Planning mode this week and made my monthly trip to Costco. I was able to snag a great turkey for a great price and stocked up on cranberries and other Thanksgiving necessities. I pre-ordered my groceries from Amazon Fresh and am ready to get cooking. 


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I made Bon Appetit's Winter Squash Carbonara for lunch today and it was so good! I would have saved it for dinner but my family doesn't love squash in the same way I do. MORE FOR ME THEN! 

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The Girls


It was a week of sick for the girls around here. Maggie was felled on Wednesday while the sickness came for Molly on Thursday night. Molly's teacher said 7 kids were out on Thursday. It is going around. Unfortunately while some parents can handle vomit, I can not which led to me standing on the side of the road throwing up while Molly threw up. It was a super classy scene! I hope people didn't think I was drunk or something! 

Scott volunteered at Molly's school on Monday and she was so excited. He said he really liked seeing what her day was like and was amazed at how packed full it was. She loved having her Dad with her at lunch and throughout her day. 

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Other Goings On


I visited the flooring store to pick up materials for our basement remodel this week and really connected with the sales guy. I felt like he understood our plans for the basement and what our ultimate desires were. I also connected with the contractor and had a really good chat with him. I'm feeling good about this. I'm not feeling good about my progress on cleaning out the basement. The guest room area did receive some major clearing out this week so I guess there is progress. Just not at the rate I need there to be progress. 


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I also painted the kitchen this past week. I realized Thanksgiving was coming and I needed the boxes of kitchen stuff back in their proper locations. I did most of the work on Sunday and then have spent the rest of the week trying to paint the back door but kids + sickness have gotten in my way. 




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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Week(s) in Review 11.4.17 & 11.11.17


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Anyone know what happened to the last two weeks? Seriously life has been ramping up here and I feel like I'm flying through my ever-growing to-do list which seems to grows at a rapid pace! And now i need to plan for Thanksgiving, get Molly and Maggie's birthday parties going while also getting that Christmas list taken care of. WHEW!

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Exercise


I got in 5 
workouts last week - three boot camp classes and two barre3 classes. I cheated on 
barre3 by going to another barre class and I hated it. I just love barre3 and that is that. This week has been less than stellar in the workout department. I went to ONE crossfit class and I only did that one because it is for a story I'm doing. I finished up my TBT program with Sync and Scott headed out of town. Then life happened and I'm starting back on Monday. Sometimes you need (are forced) to take a break and that is ok. 



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Food

Food last week was stellar! I had lots of vegetables and felt great. This week has been the opposite. I have felt rushed and did not do my weekly prep. It turns out eating well is easier when my weekly prep is done. Acme Food + Farms was a lifesaver last week. Scott was gone and I did not have the energy to keep us on a healthy diet. Acme's Ready Made plan helped us eat better. 

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The Girls


The girls have been busy. They re-started swim lessons and are thrilled. Molly started Girl Scouts as a Daisy and LOVES it. Really loves it. Girl Scouts and swim lessons make for a jam-packed Wednesday but Molly keeps telling me how happy she is about both activities. 


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Maggie's class went to the Seattle Art Museum and I think she really enjoyed it. She told her Dad it was AMAZING. She did have a hard time not touching the art or being quiet though. 

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Other Goings On


We are starting our basement remodel which means picking out tiles, flooring and clearing the basement. It's a lot of work and we haven't even really started yet! I'm trying to make ALL my decisions before work starts though so that I'm not the cause of any delays, because there will be delays. 
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Monthly Goal Check-In (October)

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Whoa. Whoa. Whoa! How is it already November? I have so much to do in the next two months! I'm already thinking about my goals for next year. I love, love, love goals. 

2017 Goals

1. Workout 217 times in 2017 - I worked out 19 times in October. I'm at 196 workouts with 21 more workouts to complete this year. I'll need to complete 2.6 workouts a week for the rest of the year to complete this goal. I'm in it to win it!


2. Participate in the Year of Creativity -  This month was all about Trust - learning to trust ourselves, learning to trust the process. There is a lot of trust when one goes into writing. I've been falling behind on the prompts and resources but loving the community. I got a little jaded after the September course was so religious but this lesson was so good and really spoke to me. I still need to go back and explore more of the exercises. One exercise was a core values and I could see a great divide between the group's other members and me at times. This exercise showed it a bit more. One of my core values is not faith. While I believe in God, I do not believe that he guides my life. I do not look to scripture for guidance. My core values are much more pragmatic - efficiency, family, trust. I believe differently than the group and yet I have learned so much from them this year. All in all, it has been a huge win! 


3. Shoot one roll of film a month - Oops! I completely forgot to do this. I want to shoot more film but I need to find a better way to process the film. There is a great lab on Queen Anne but getting there is just so hard for me. 

4. Complete TKGA Master Knitting Level I - I have buckled down and am making great progress on this! My goal is to mail this off by 12/31. I'm a swatching and question answering machine. I'm digging deep into knitting. 


5. Finish my Miter Square Blanket - I may be deep into knitting swatches but not so deep into knitting miter squares. 

6. Read 52 books. - I read 4 books this month. This means I have 8 books to read this year and 43 under my belt. I loved all the books I read this month and can't wait to recap them soon. 

7. Finish up various House Projects - We are starting to dig deep into the basement remodel. I've been meeting with our architect and visiting too many tile stores. If Scott hears another discourse on lighting fixtures or door placement, he might roll his eyes into the back of his head. I am narrowing down my choices but quickly realizing that this remodel is going to take a lot of my time and mental energy. 

8. Catch up on my yearly photo books of the girls - Wha! I'm dreadfully behind on this project and foresee it becoming a goal for next year. 

9. Become more politically active and work to be the change in my community. - Our school district is re-doing the high school boundaries so I attended the community meeting, emailed the district and helped start a petition on the changes. Hopefully it will all work out. 

10. Learn how to make a really good stock 

Bonus Goal: Grow two new crops in my garden and add some chickens to my flock. 
 
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