Now, hear me: it doesn't mean you'll get it all done. You probably won't. I hardly ever do. BUT as I've said before, that's the beauty of it - you get to wipe the slate clean on the 1st of the next month and try again! Okay, here's how I did:
*Meal plan for the rest of the month - YES! This was REALLY good for me to do. The meals didn't always happen on the nights I originally planned for them, but I did buy everything I needed all at once so I had fewer nights where I was scrambling to get something together.
*Grocery shop SMART and save us some moola! - I did buy most everything I needed ahead of time, but then I would have to run in to get milk a LOT and would always walk out with more than I needed... So saved some, spent some... we'll go with MAYBE on this one.
*Make a freezer inventory list and then use what we have - YES! Another really useful thing I did this month! I stocked up on chicken at the beginning of the month and then I don't think I had to buy meat again all month. However, I already need to re-do this to be more universal, then laminate it or put it in a sleeve so I can more easily change the numbers.
*Keep the house looking nice (15 minutes or less away from being clean!) - YES! I would say this was a success. I still make our bed every single day (and have for over a year!), everything in the living room has a place so it's easy to pick up quickly... the biggest offense is the kitchen. It's either really great or a total mess. So I need to work on being more consistent in there...
*Write up a post about our vacation - YES! Here is our Jamaican Vacation post. Ahhhh... wish I was basking in the sun now...
*Start (& hopefully finish) our Disney Vacation Shutterfly book - YES! Whoo hoo!! This is one of those things I've been putting off and I'm so glad I finished it. HOWEVER, I made an 8x8 book and they NEVER put them on good sales, so I'm just waiting until it goes 50% before ordering. Then I'll share!
*Write in my journal every night before bed - YES! I'm really glad I journaled for over a month, but the last 4-5 entries were super short and I just did them because I had committed to doing it. Some days I wrote 2-3 pages because I was really on a roll or God was really working on something in my heart, so those days were definitely worth journaling. BUT I am NOT keeping up with this on a daily basis from here on out. :)
*Continue reading through the book of Luke - YES! This was just a 12 day reading plan (so as not to overwhelm me), and I finished it! I think I will try to do 1 reading plan a month maybe? It's better than me thinking I'm going to do the read the Bible in a year plan and then totally failing. :-p
*Go to Bible study and MOPS when they start back - YES!! I LOVE my Bible study girls and I LOVE MOPS!!! The fellowship with other moms and fantastic women in my church is just what I need each week.
*Go on the Women's Retreat with my church!! - YES!! It was FANTASTIC!! I drove up with Stephanie, Kelsey, Lindsay, and Hillary and then roomed with Steph, Kelsey, and Blair! It was such a fun weekend spending time with WONDERFUL women!
"Seasons of Sisterhood" with speaker Tammy Bass
The 100+ amazing women!
Preparing for Baby:
*Move furniture (not me, of course - I'll just facilitate) between the office (future Big Boy Room) and nursery - YES! Thank goodness Uncle Hunter came to help Jason with all that. Pictures soon, I promise.
*Paint the Big Boy Room, find curtains, make wall art, etc. - ALMOST! Mom and I got it painted, and Jason put up the curtains, but I still need to do several "finishing" projects... which I hope I actually do. I've kinda lost my steam/nesting mojo.
*Blog about Jack's nursery one last time before we make the switch (I'm gonna CRY over here!!!) - YES! Here's my Last Look at Jack's Nursery, and I'm so glad I did it because once we moved one thing, we started moving it all and it looks totally different now. Again, I promise I'll do pictures soon.
*Figure out what in the world to do about the closet situation - FAIL! My closet is the closet in the Big Boy Room, so I know I've got to move my stuff out of there: 1) so they boys can have the closet, and 2) because it's super annoying to need a shirt or scarf or something and Jack be asleep in there. We're close to finding a good solution, but just haven't done it yet.