Saturday, March 31, 2012

Twelve for Twelve - Check In 3

Twelve For Twelve

Check in #3

  1. Write every day.
-  Blogging counts. I mean I am putting down words and ideas. That’s not nothing.

  1. Post to my blog at least once per week.
- I win! I declare this goal met! At least for right now.

  1. Resume my daily exercise routine.
- Doing better on this but the exercise is still a bit irregular.

  1. Better eating habits.
- Cupcakes are good for you, right? Milk, eggs, flours…all the food groups covered? And dinner is optional. 

  1. Lose at least 50 pounds.
- Another three pounds down. How that happened with the cupcakes and skipping meals I’m not sure. Maybe it has to do with mowing a nearly two acre lawn with a push mower.

  1. Organize my photographs chronologically.
- N/A 

  1. Scrapbook more.
- I haven’t scrapped at all this month. I’ve got photos developed so there is the move in the right direction but as far as pulling stuff out. Ugh! I don’t want to clean up afterwards so I haven’t been willing to make a mess in the first place, which is actually going to be a problem because I have scrapbook I must finish before August that I haven’t even started on yet!

  1. Write actual letters to friends and family.
- Win! Mostly. I’m still writing but not as much or as regularly this month. I also need to add some family into this as I am mostly focused on writing to friends.

  1. Reinstitute Family Game Night.
- Still a work in progress at getting an actual regular night but Friday’s for some reason seems to be working out the best. A combination of no school or homework and a later bedtime probably has a lot to do with this.

  1. Backyard homestead.
- Really proud of this one. In an effort to save money on building raised beds, I converted my old milk crates (that I used in my classroom) into planters. I’ve got six so far plus a few containers I had previously sitting around filled with tiny green things. The girls and I stuck to growing from seeds so we are just getting some tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and peppers popping up plus a scant dozen flowers planted. I am really happy with this for right now. I’ve recycled and I’m growing things!

  1. Get my favorite recipes organized.
- I added a few new recipes into my personal book: A shepherd’s pie and scones. I’m not very focused on this for right now, though.

  1. Travel.
- I am sad to say, but until someone gets a job (hint: It’s ME) travel is going to take a back, back seat - let’s just put it in the truck - for now. The fact is, the car needs new tires, gas is too high and we are tightly budgeting to make sure we stretch every dollar. It sucks, but there it is. Finding a job, much to my dismay, is a high priority right now. Maybe once I get that settled then I’ll be back to this goal, but until then, I am taking this off of my check in list.


  1. Wow, you are super motivated! That is awesome.

    1. I wish I could say I was super motivated, but I'm really not. I wish I was doing more! Keeping track of my goals here, though, has really helped me to keep them in focus!