Monday, February 28, 2011

monthly goals at mama smiles

  Feb2_NatalieFebruary was definitely not the best month in our house. On the positive side, Anna enjoyed the visit from my parents even though it sort of coincided with her testing every boundary. Her behavior has improved once my husband was back from his visit to his family in Germany. The tradition of having both parents “readily available” is clearly extremely important to her. Every time when my husband is not at home during her bedtime she acts very sad even though I am usually in charge of bedtime routine. I introduced some modifications to the time we do spend together with less focus on academics and more play time, but I still can only give myself C since we didn’t do as many fun things as I hoped this month, and our routine was affected by travels and parents not feeling 100%.Feb26_Swings 

I also felt that we didn’t spend as much time outside as we could have. There is only so many times we can go to the same neighborhood park, and we didn’t go anywhere else except very early in February. Lately my husband started to get his rollerblades and Anna goes out with him on her bike for a race around the block. Hopefully this tradition continues, but for now Time Outside gets C as well.

Feb27_SpringDue to travels, colds and low energy we did absolutely nothing in the area of organization, so this is definitely an F. I hope we will restart this work in March and catch up. Same F grade applies to my attempts to exercise and eat well. I haven’t exercised much in February and even though my weight didn’t go up, I feel bloated and not energetic. Of course, being sick is not helping matters – the only healthy thing I’ve done recently is sleeping a lot. I certainly hope that better weather and beating this never-ending cold will help me get back on track with my health goals.

One main goal for March is figuring out summer camps for daughter and our vacation schedule. Otherwise I am just hoping to get back on track with my 2011 plan.

I am linking this post to Monthly Goals hosted by Mama Smiles.

11 comments:

Ticia said...

I'm in the same boat on organization

MaryAnne said...

I think you are using a European grading system here =)

It's hard to believe you have so many blossoms on the trees - we still have 2-3 feet of snow on the ground here.

MaryAnne said...

And thanks for linking up!!! =)

Debbie said...

This has been an up and down month for us. For me I think February is always that way, while it is the shortest month of the year, it just seems it can't end fast enough so we can hopefully get that nice weather.

Christy said...

I can't believe the blossoms either!

It's hard to be productive and accomplish goals when you don't feel well. You are too hard on yourself.

Joyful Learner said...

I can't believe you gave yourself an F! What I would do for more sleep. That alone deserves an A! I think that may be my only goal for next month...trying to stay asleep for more than 3-5 hours. As I get older, I give myself more pats for getting less things done. It's kind of like how my grandmother was. She just did her daily things and was at peace. I want to be like that.

Be good to yourself and be well!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Yay for some good rest!!! I'm with Joyful Learner -- you should at least give yourself an A for that! We don't get anything done when we're not feeling well, but it is a good reminder to slow down sometimes.

The girl who painted trees said...

I need more sleep. Don't be so hard on yourself. I purposely did NOT set resolutions this year so I would not have to give myself failing grades. I am trying to keep the house tidier though and mostly succeeding...more or less.

Julie said...

Sorry you had a rough month but don't beat yourself up. I've been sending C out more after school while I finish up work and M is still at daycare. We haven't been spending enough time outside as a family though. It's something we need to work on too.

littlewondersdays said...

I find February a hard month to get through too. I hope you're feeling better soon. It's so hard to do all the things you want when you're not feeling your best.

Kim said...

I have been amazed by how much Crumpet needs both parents available as well. I really am the main care giver (Crumpet Sr. is here, but not terribly involved... sigh) but Crumpet just needs to know that everything is as it should be. When his little family group is separated, he is a mess... I am dreading the next deployment. And, by the way, I think you are way too hard on yourself!