We have been making some serious progress on our living room lately (chairs delivered! mirror hung! furniture rearranged! new pillows!). After months of this project feeling like molasses, it’s thrilling these days to be so happy with how things are looking and feeling… and that momentum is spilling over into the rest of my goals! Let’s take a look…
On my calendar this month:
— A craft night with neighborhood friends (I think we’re going to make garlands with felt wool balls and pom poms)
— Another work week without John while he heads to Chicago (brrrrr!) for job training – his second of three trips!
— Making valentines with June (here’s last year’s!)
— My birthday! Thinking I’ll make this cake again.
What I’m loving right now:
— “I am not busy.” (Sound familiar?)
— This heart shirt is headed towards me on Sarah’s recommendation.
— I talk about these frames all the time (pretty sure they’re on every gift guide I write), but I finally have one of my own and they are BEAUTIFUL in person – and on super sale right now!
What I read in January:
— The Read Aloud Family: As if I needed more encouragement to read with my kiddos – but it’s always nice to feel validated in your parenting priorities! :) I’m excited to explore some of her book recommendations, too!
— All the Money in the World: If you’ve never spent much time thinking about how money can make you happier, this easy read is for you. I liked how she covered ways to happify spending, saving, and giving, and appreciated her willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.
Revisiting my January goals:
Make a master list of months (of photos) still to be culled and sorted, then make a schedule to complete them in a year (Done! That was the easy part :))
Shake the dust off our road bikes and bring them to the shop for a tune-up
Read what the Bible has to say about Sabbath (I just dumped everything I found in a Google Doc for now.)
Host the first meeting of our church’s creative team
Set reminders on my phone for walking and standing during my work days
Set up a weekly meal exchange with my friend Katie (We are four weeks strong!! This has been so good!)
Hang our new mirror in the living room
Finalize my magic list (Almost!)
Write our sweet girl a note on her third birthday
Order our 2018 photos from Social Print Studio
— Cull and sort 2018 and 2016 iPhone photos (eeps)
— Buy a trainer for our bikes OR choose a bike trailer or kiddo seat
— Read a book about Sabbath (Any recommendations? I’m considering Sacred Rest.)
— Stand for the first hour of every work day
— Make a final decision on our living room rug
— Share my magic list
As a reminder, many of the goals above are drawn from my 2019 goals!
Let’s talk books! What have you read and loved lately? What’s waiting in the wings on your nightstand or library hold list?
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