stuff and things and whatnot

February 2, 2011

So it’s February now, and I want to admit that I completely, utterly, and rather spectacularly failed at my January goals. Apparently I overestimated the amount of work I can get done during the week, and underestimated pregnancy tiredness. Here’s a summary:

I meant to…

  • Declutter the whole house, but I only did my bathroom and one drawer in the kitchen
  • Exercise once a week, but I only did yoga once
  • Walk the dogs twice a week, but I only took Oliver twice
  • Accomplish two nagging tasks, but I didn’t do any of them

I’m okay with this. These are just going to have to become ongoing goals. I discovered that I’m really not going to be getting much done after work during the week other than daily chores, and if I don’t block out some time on the weekends to work on projects then the time will be taken up by social outings or TV show marathons.

In other news, my birthday is on Saturday so I’m celebrating all week long as usual. Even though I was given a not-so-welcome gift of freezing cold weather, I’m still having a great week. Work has been going so well, David and I have had a couple of relaxing nights together, I have some fun plans for this weekend, and I let myself order a few things that I’ve had my eye on. I love birthday week.

I have no pregnancy updates for you, considering I’m still not really showing and I haven’t felt the baby move yet. It’s pretty hard not to get anxious about it, but I’m trying my best because I know this is normal. I could do without the almost-daily hormonal headaches, but it’s an even trade for the return of my voracious appetite.

Anyway, to bring this bit of rambling full circle, this month I plan to continue working on the house, focus on my marriage a la The Happiness Project, and hopefully thoroughly enjoy myself. How about you?

Posted in: personal, me, motherhood, motherhood, pregnancy

Comments on stuff and things and whatnot

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    From Marlena:

    January went by really fast to me and I also slacked on my Happiness Project. I haven’t even read February’s chapter yet and I don’t have pregnancy to use for a perfect excuse!

    That being said, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!

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    From Tabaitha:

    Happy Birthday Week! I remember getting home from work and just wanting to go straight to bed when I was pregnant with Mason. When I was pregnant with Taylor, I didn’t have that option, but it gradually gets easier. Don’t beat yourself up on it. When the nesting comes in towards the end, you will be amazed at all the things you get done.

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    From Tabaitha:

    The nesting in the end makes up for not getting anything done in the beginning.

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    From Megan:

    Happy Birthday Week! I wish I was there to celebrate with you and have Friday night dinner at your parents’ house. Too much fun.

    January was a big bomb for me, too. My house is still a wreckage site, and I won’t be able to do any projecting on my happiness until it is clean. But, here’s to a new month!

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    From Cait:

    Celebrating your birthday all week long is always fun. I really need to get my hands on a copy of The Happiness Project – I’ve heard quite a few people who have been reading (and loving) it.

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    From Uncle David:

    Birthday wishes on the way via snail mail. Praying for your continued good health daily.

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    From Taryn:

    Happy happy birthday!! The twins will almost share a birthday week with you ;-)

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    From Laura:

    Happy early birthday to you! How awesome that you got a three-day-weekend as a surprise birthday gift!

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