My kids celebrated the 100th day of school this week, and I know that the rest of the year is going to speed by! January was a pretty nice month in our house, but I didn’t complete any of my January goals. We did a pretty good job of working on our 2015 character traits of being thankful, helpful, curious, and kind, though, and in the long run that is more important than specific milestones. We got the house a bit more organized and did some decluttering, as well, just not as much as I would like. Johnny’s school situation is at a standstill until we have our IEP revision meeting in mid-February, but he is happier now that his basketball and soccer programs have started. We wrote Johnny’s thank you letters for his birthday party, but the teacher letters are still un-written. I guess now they can be Valentine’s Day thank you cards. Emma’s birthday party invitations are out, but we have some planning to do!
California is starting to feel like home, and that is a big relief. You would think that I would be good at moving since I moved so much growing up, and I am good at the logistics. The emotional side is another story. Massachusetts was the first feels-like-we-could-stay-here-forever place I had had since I was a little kid on my grandpa’s corn farm, and it was hard to leave that behind. California’s incredibly gorgeous weather helps a lot, and so do the very friendly people here.
Setting Goals for February 2015
I have decided that a lot of things that really matter in life are tiny moments that we need to notice – like a gorgeous sunrise. I’m working to keep my goals as simple as possible so that we aren’t distracted with things that don’t really matter. In January I put a lot of thought into how I was spending my time, and I feel like being intentional about how I spend my time made me a lot happier. I am also much happier since I got my kids folding and putting away ALL the laundry. It’s amazing how much more free time I have when my kids do that chore instead of me! Here are my February goals:
- Enjoy celebrating Emma’s ninth birthday. Let me know if you have fun party activities that we should try with her group of nine-year-old friends – girls and boys. Character traits: Thankful and kind
- Get the kids’ Valentines Day cards made. Character traits: Thankful and kind
- Spend time with Anna outside while the kids are in school. Character traits: curious and thankful
- Have Emma write thank you cards for her birthday. Character trait: thankful
- Have one child assigned to help cook dinner one night each week. Character trait: curious and helpful
How was January in your house? What are you hoping to get done in February this year? Join the linky below! If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate! Write out your goals, take a photo on instagram, tag it with #monthlygoals and link up that photo!