Spring comes early in California! February flew by, and so did my memories of just how cold it gets in Massachusetts, although I do miss the beautiful freshly-fallen snow. I did all right with the February goals I set, although – as usual – life had some surprises in store and I didn’t quite get everything done.
Emma had a wonderful Harry Potter themed birthday party, and all of the kids’ valentines were duly delivered. We usually make them, but this year I went for the easy store kits. All of the kids are registered for school in the fall, and Johnny wound up moving to his THIRD kindergarten class of the year when a spot opened up for him at the school we are zoned for. Of course, this means that Johnny and Emma are now at different schools, once again, so I am hoping that a spot will open up for Emma soon. Siblings get priority, so she is now at the top of the 2nd grade waitlist. Johnny weathered the change well, and he says he doesn’t want to change schools any more – “unless I get a very mean teacher who makes me clean the whole entire school.” Fortunately his new teacher is very nice – as were his two previous teachers! With the school switch and some last-minute visits from family, I didn’t get my skirt finished or my email inboxes cleaned out, although I made progress on both fronts.
Setting Goals for March 2014
Peace is my word of the year, and in pursuit of that goal I am keeping monthly goals simple!
- Spend as much time outdoors as possible. Theme: gratitude
- Host a retreat for the Multicultural Kid Bloggers. Theme: education
- Clean out my email inboxes. Theme: simplicity
- Finish filing taxes, which are particularly complicated this year. I’m mostly there – I think. Theme: responsibility
- Finish the skirt I have sitting on the table upstairs. Themes: education and responsibility
What are you hoping to get done in March?
Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting
Happily Ever Mom
Kids Yoga Stories
Lemon Lime Adventures
Smiling Like Sunshine
The Educators’ Spin On It
The Life of Jennifer Dawn