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February Highlights

Lets be real, I just can’t keep up with the monthly goals like Kim.  New goal: let’s just enjoy whatever it is I accomplish each month.  Here’s what I loved about February.

  • Watching Olympics, Olympics, and more Olympics
  • A special night out with my hubby to celebrate Valentines Day (which marked 11 years since our second date and first kiss in High School!)
  • Celebrating a family birthday on Valentines Day
  • Attending events and observing National Engineers Week
  • Having a couple of job interviews
  • Working out at the gym with Alex and learning to lift weights
  • Reading
  • Spending a number of morning with my now 7 week old niece
  • Starting a new sewing project
  • Watching all the crocus and mini-daffodils open up
  • Checking out a dozen books about Northwest gardening from the library
  • Enjoying an early spring soaking up the sun and working to clean up the yard

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The Wife’s Goals

February Goals
Fun:
Finish a book
Blog some
Enjoy some time with my new niece

DIY/Crafting/Blogging:
Try getting that new quilt going
Give knitting a go

Cooking
Try a few new recipes
Make Alex some Super Bowl Yummies

Wellness
Make the most of the new YMCA membership and hit the gym a lot

January Goals – How’d I Do?
Fun
Read 2 books – Total Fail!  I’m about 1/3 done with one book.

DIY/Crafting/Blogging
Start a new quilt – Well, I bought the fabric, that’s a start, right?
Buy a curtain rod and hang new bedroom curtains – Done, but not blogged.
Sew something (another shirt attempt? a tote bag? a new purse? a wallet?) – Nope.
Learn to knit – I Borrowed a book, does that count?
Blog 2-3 times each week – well, this only lasted a few weeks, but I gave it a good try.

Cooking
Meal Plan – mostly
Try one new recipe each week – I made a whole lot of new things in January
Try at least one cooking light recipe – Hm, don’t think I did this…
Bake more treats for the dogs (and use the new cookie cutters they got for Christmas!) – yes, and blogged ’em!

Wellness
Walk the dogs – Fail… I wish summer would come back.
Use our 3-day free pass for the YMCA gym – Yes! and we joined the YMCA

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The Wife’s Goals

January Goals
Fun
Read 2 books

DIY/Crafting/Blogging
Start a new quilt
Buy a curtain rod and hang new bedroom curtains
Sew something (another shirt attempt? a tote bag? a new purse? a wallet?)
Learn to knit
Blog 2-3 times each week

Cooking
Meal Plan
Try one new recipe each week
Try at least one cooking light recipe
Bake more treats for the dogs (and use the new cookie cutters they got for Christmas!)

Wellness
Walk the dogs
Use our 3-day free pass for the YMCA gym

December Goals – How’d I Do?
Fun
Finish reading 1 book this month I actually am one chapter short of finishing 2 books!

DIY/Crafting/Blogging
Complete all 3 remaining Dare to DIY Party challenges Check, Check and Check!
Blog 2-3 times a week Not bad. I posted 10 times in 4 1/2 weeks.
Sew fleece pullover (the pattern and fabric are already bought!) It’s almost done.  We hit a hiccup and I had to take a break
Make a couple personalized/DIY Christmas gifts This never really happened but everyone loved the reindeer light bulb ornaments I gave out.
Send out Christmas cards to family and friends Done. 62 went out before Christmas.

Cooking
Meal plan I did meal plan for a couple weeks. With all the holidays I thought that was a success.
Try a new recipe each week I tried one or two but not every week and I didn’t blog any of it.
Try at least one new Cooking Light recipe This just didn’t happen either.
Make the dogs more dog treats (and blog the recipe for everyone) I made their favorite Chicken Liver and Garlic Treats but failed to blog it.

Wellness
Walk the dogs once a week Total fail.
Complete Christmas shopping in a timely manner so I’m not that crazy stressed out lady shopping on Christmas Eve Day and pulling her hair out Total success!  I think we finished with about a week to spare!

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The Wife’s December Goals

I love that Kim makes a list of goals each month and I thought it may give me a little motivation to blog more, so I’m blatantly copying her idea (afterall, imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?) and giving this a go.

Fun
Finish reading 1 book this month

DIY/Crafting/Blogging
Complete all 3 remaining Dare to DIY Party challenges
Blog 2-3 times a week
Sew fleece pullover (the pattern and fabric are already bought!)
Make a couple personalized/DIY Christmas gifts
Send out Christmas cards to family and friends

Cooking
Meal plan
Try a new recipe each week
Try at least one new Cooking Light recipe
Make the dogs more dog treats (and blog the recipe for everyone)

Wellness
Walk the dogs once a week
Complete Christmas shopping in a timely manner so I’m not that crazy stressed out lady shopping on Christmas Eve Day and pulling her hair out

PS. Love ya Kim, hope you don’t mind that I’m stealing your idea… and wish me luck that I accomplish a few things and do you proud 🙂

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