Sunday, March 10, 2019

Week in Review 3.10.19

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I spent most of this week driving to all the medical providers. I did not schedule any of my follow-ups in a schedule friendly manner and ended up seeing the dentist for me, the kid's dentist, my doctor, the neuro eye doctor, Maggie's speech therapist and even the vet this week. Everything is good but that was a lot of doctor offices for one week! 


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Exercise

I had some great workouts this week and I'm so close to completing my 100 Ride City Cycle Challenge. I'll be able to cross that off my goal list in a few weeks! This week, I got in 
four City Cycle rides and three boot camps. They were all pretty amazing classes. 


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Food

We tried out Nuture Life for meals this week and they are pretty awesome. I don't foresee us using them often but the girls enjoyed every meal and I liked the ease of using them. 


I'm also looking at how and where we get our weekly groceries. I have a feeling we could be spending less money which is why things like Nuture Life won't be a regular feature for us. They are a great price but I know I can make food the kids like for less. 

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The Girls

Molly had a busy week selling Girl Scout cookies which meant I had a busy week driving her to site sales and even worked one with her. She has really been enjoying cookie sales and it has been fun watching her crush her goal. She also helped me do safety patrol at her school this week while the 5th graders were off at camp. 

Maggie has been adjusting to a new teacher in her preschool classroom and enjoying the outdoors. She worked on a potion this week and then I made her move her efforts to the great outdoors due to the mess. She had fun being creative with the materials around her. 

Both girls also went to the dentist this week and got great check-ups. I also decided to get them electric toothbrushes to help get their gumlines clean. 


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Other Goings On

It may have snowed on Friday but my mind is already turning to spring planting. I'm ready to get my yard in shape! We had a relatively mild winter until February which allowed weeds to sprout up and I need to get on that task earlier than later. 


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Saturday, March 02, 2019

Week in Review 3.2.19

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This week was one of getting back to normalcy. Yes, Scott was in Australia but the girls and I stuck to our regular schedule and it felt so good. There were a few hurdles to climb over with the girls. Anyone have any tips on getting them to clean up their toys? I feel like I've done everything - made them a chart, took away toys, limited toys, rotated toys, given up!, cried. All of it! 

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Exercise

I completed my final run for my one month daily mile challenge and I was so happy to be done! I loved the challenge but this was not the best month to have tackled it. Mother Nature made it HARD! However, I am proud that I went out every damn day and tackled one mile though the slush, snow and rain. 


I got in some good workouts this week. I did two City Cycle rides, two boot camps along with two Barre3 classes. 

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Food

Food was about getting back to basics this week. I had smoothies or oatmeal for breakfast, good healthy lunches and great dinners. I kept meals fairly simple this week since the girls don't really appreciate my extravagant efforts. I did make sweet potato/black bean empanadas one night and they were delicious. No one but me ate them but they were so good. 


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The Girls

The girls and I had a lot of fun this week! We went rollerskating, skateboarding, read books and just hung out together. I really focused on getting back to their routine but also making sure there were fun moments. And most importantly I was able to keep them away from the television which was a huge challenge some nights when all I wanted to do was crawl into bed with a book and ignore them. However I did not and the payoff was grand! 


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Other Goings On

Speaking of books, I have already read 11 this year! I'm on a huge reading kick and loving it! I've been making bi-weekly treks to the library and having so much fun with the book selections. I'm positively thrilled to be on a book reading binge! 

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Friday, March 01, 2019

March Goals

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February was not my month to achieve most of my goals. The two week snow storm and then mid-winter break took away my time and focus. It's ok though! Sometimes you have goals and outside forces mean they don't get done. I did accomplish what I feel were my most important goals and that feels like success to me! 


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Here is how I did on my February Goals:
  1. Workout 22 times in February - I squeaked by with 21 workouts. Still awesome!
  2. Finish Maggie's 1 year book - Nope!
  3. Work on Inbox Zero - Got through 2016! 
  4. Knit a hat for charity - Done!
  5. Finish organizing the girl's memory boxes - NOPE! 
  6. Run a mile a day for the month of February - I DID THIS! I can't believe it did it through the snow, ice, rain and wind! 
  7. Start knitting a sweater for myself - I started knitting the No Frills Cardigan!
  8. Start reading War and Peace - I'm only a few pages in but I started! 
  9. Finish the squares for my Miter Square Blanket - did not get to this. 
  10. Make Molly's Year 2 Photo Book - did not get to this. 
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Here are my goals for March. There are some repeats but I'm working on getting back to a routine.  
  1. Workout 24 times in March
  2. Finish Maggie’s 1 year book
  3. Work in Inbox Zero - through at least 2015
  4. Finish organizing the girl's memory boxes
  5. Finish the squares for my Miter Square Blanket
  6. Do Molly’s Year 2 Photo Book
  7. Crush 100 rides at City Cycle
  8. Knit March's Accessory for Charity
  9. Read 125 pages of War & Peace
  10. Finish setting up basement
  11. Knit the Murnong hat #makenine
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Monthly Goal Check-in (February)

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February was quite the year in Seattle! We had almost two weeks of snow which meant a lot of missed school for the kids and then mid-winter break! The girls and I traveled down to San Diego to visit my best friend and her kids. It was an awesome time! March's focus though will be about getting back to our routine and schedule. My kids thrive on a schedule so I'm looking forward to some regularity. 

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2019 Goals


  1. Workout 219 times in 2019 - I amazingly got in 21 workouts in February which I found unbelievable due to the snow messing things up. I'm now at 52 workouts for the year which means I have 167 to go! 
  2. Crush 100 rides at City Cycle  - I'm at 84 rides with a goal of my 100th ride happening in late March. 
  3. Obtain and keep Inbox Zero - I worked on this as much as I could with the kids around. I'm now diving deep into 2015 and circling in on this goal. 
  4. Do NaNoWriMo This is a November goal so I won't be working on it until November. 
  5. Knit 12 Accessories for charity - I knit a super cute hat for February. 
  6. Get a new chair for the living room 
  7. Complete an embroidery sampler - I did not work on this yet. 
  8. Organize the girl's memory boxes - I started organizing these and hope to finish this in March. 
  9. Run/Walk a mile a day for a month - DONE! DONE! DONE! I ran/walked a mile everyday in February through snow and ice and rain and blistering cold wind. I did it! 
  10. Get window coverings for the basement windows 
  11. Knit a sweater for myself - I selected a sweater, knit approximately 1 million swatches and bought the yarn for my sweater. I cast on and knit a few rows. I'm excited about this project.  
  12. Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge- I have read XX of the 12 books. 
  13. Finish the two quilts I have partway done - I have not started this goal.
  14. Sew a piece of clothing for either myself or the girls - I have not started this goal. 
  15. Replace the upstairs light fixtures - I have not started this goal. 
  16. REPEAT GOAL: Read War and Peace - I started reading this and look forward to making more progress
  17. REPEAT GOAL: Read the Bible - I've been doing my daily reading.
  18. REPEAT GOAL: Finish my Miter Square Blanket - I did not work on this goal. 
  19. REPEAT GOAL: Catch up on my yearly photo books of the girls - I am about halfway through Maggie's Year One book. 
  20. Bonus Goal: Paint the Upstairs Bathroom - I did not work on this goal. 
  21. Bonus Goal: Knit Nanoo - I did not work on this goal. 
Sunday, February 10, 2019

Week in Review 2.9.19

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In the last week, Seattle has been hit with three snow storms with two/three more on the way. I may have chosen a bad month for my 1 mile a day challenge. However, I'm still getting out there even if more of my runs have been like quick walks. People do not seem to shovel their walks here or put out a bit of salt so they have been icy and slick. I'd rather not risk a fall. 


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Exercise

Even with the snow storms, I've been working to get some workouts in. I ran/walked every day this week and did two City Cycle rides, one boot camp along with an at home workout. I've been working to get it in and it has been challenging!  



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Food

Due to the snow, our food deliveries were delayed or cancelled. Along with the rest of Seattle, I ordered food from Amazon Fresh on Wednesday and went grocery shopping on Thursday morning. With the threat of new snow in the forecast, I am honestly a little concerned that we don't have enough food to sustain us. Most importantly, I need more vegetables! 



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The Girls

Molly went sledding with our neighbors yesterday and thought it was the best thing ever. She had a blast and came home exhausted. Maggie said she couldn't go as she would be cold and freeze. 



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Other Goings On

I've been spending a lot of time cuddled up in my bed with books and my knitting. It has been nice to slow down but I'm also itching to get back to our regular routine which may not be happening for awhile. I fear I may be spending a lot of time with my children in the next few weeks. 


 
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