January flew by in our house – I can’t believe it’s already time to set goals for February! A lot of time was spent with doctor’s appointments for Anna, who had to endure an MRI and several other appointments on top of her regular physical therapy. Her MRI did show some irregularities that could be tied to her gross motor issues, but brains are confusing things and the abnormalities they weren’t necessarily outside the range of what you would find in a typically developing toddler. It was a big relief to rule out several serious potential issues, and Anna is getting better at walking every day! I’m very grateful that she is doing well!
January wasn’t all work – we enjoyed lovely get-togethers with my bloggy friends Natalie and Maya, as well as some friends we knew when we lived in California over a decade ago. We got to know new friends better, enjoyed playing with my nephew who lives nearby, and I even went to a voice recital – reliving my undergraduate life for one evening. Emma, Johnny, and Lily were all happy to go back to school.
As for my January goals, I think I got the kids registered for school, although the school district is giving me grief over one form that we just don’t have – and they won’t take the alternative form that they accepted when I registered Emma and Johnny because they think we have been here too long. I’ve never been a fan of school district bureaucracy, so hopefully we can get this resolved in February. I’m also really hoping to get the kids into our neighborhood school in the fall, but there are no guarantees. Their overflow school continues to be very accommodating, which I really appreciate! I didn’t get a lot done on the home organization front – too many other things going on, but the house stayed reasonably clean most of the time. Emma’s birthday party is all planned except for invitations, which need to go out soon! I wound up making a few changes to my blog layout, and upgrading the server since it was crashing a little too frequently.
Setting Goals for February 2014
February is a short and busy month for us, so I plan to keep goals simple:
- Send out Emma’s birthday party invitations. Theme: gratitude
- Celebrate Emma’s birthday. Theme: gratitude
- Make sure the kids get all of their classroom valentines done. Themes: gratitude and responsibility
- Make sure the kids really are registered for school next year. Theme: education
- Clean out my email inboxes. Theme: simplicity
- Finish the skirt I have sitting on the table upstairs. Themes: education and responsibility
What are you hoping to get done in February?
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