Another month passed by. Let’s see how I did on my goals this month.
Time outside. Well, it was raining a lot. In fact, it felt like it was raining non-stop all month, especially on weekends. We didn’t get to go on any fun trips, but we tried to spend at least a little time outside in between (and sometimes even during) the rains. I think overall I can give B for this goal.
Health and Exercise – B again. I am making a point now to have one fish dinner every week. I’ve never cooked fish before, and I am glad to discover several quick recipes that were well received by everyone. I am working my way towards meatless recipes too. I was sick with cold earlier in the month, but now I am getting back into doing my Pilates and to spending time outside with Anna. Trying to teach her to ride without training wheels is quite an effort (and really bad for my back!)
Organization – B-. We returned to our program of one organization day a week, but we didn’t take on any major projects. Mostly we were puttering around a big pile of accumulated paperwork (still work in progress!) in the office and did our taxes.
Traditions – C. We are still struggling with a structure for our evenings, and it seems sometimes that time just runs like water between our fingers. Lately I’ve been struck with the thought of how quickly Anna is growing up. She still loves best to spend time at home in the company of both parents, but this is not going to last. So again I want to recommit to spending more playful time with Anna and try to figure out one family evening a week that would be either a board game night or a movie night.
March-specific plans – A-. We decided on Anna’s summer program. After some debate we chose to keep her in her current preschool for the summer. Our area has a lot of very interesting summer camps, but they all have the same drawback – they are mostly 5-days-a-week half-day programs for preschool-age kids while we need a 3-days-a-week longer day program. Anna is finally happily settled in her classroom (it “only” took her 8 months!), so we don’t want to break what’s working. And we are planning one vacation for parents (dates and location to be determined) and one staycation for the late summer too.
- 1. Kicking off our backyard paving project (at least making a plan and finding a contractor!)
- 2. Making overdue doctor appointments for myself
- 3. Going on at least one field tip
- 4. Make sure that I am more than in one picture in the whole month.
What do you plan to do in April?