2018 Goal Update – 1st Quarter

I am running a few weeks behind on this one. I did not forget though and that is what is important. I will go through the list one by one and see where things are at.

First and foremost I want to get Missy into swimming lessons. I am not a strong swimmer and this is something she should know how to do. It is a safety thing.

  • Well it still seems to be winter here so no swim lessons yet. Also I am waiting to see if we will have qualified instructors this year before signing her up in the next town over.

I want to get our front and backyard all pretty and cleaned up.

  • See the first part of the above answer ha-ha. Everything is still covered in snow.

Setting up the garden and green house.

  • Still winter.

Keeping Missy’s Christmas/Easter Cactus alive. It is her first plant and her Grandma bought it for her.

  • So far I am succeeding.

As always trying to keep up with the blog.

  • I am going back and forth on this but I could be doing worse.

Have my debt paid off (even with taking mat leave I am sure I can do this).

  • I am going to say my debt is officially paid off. Now there is a small balance but that is from something very recent. At some point this year I will make a post about how exactly I did paid it all off. Also what has and has not worked for myself. I do not think it is anything magically but it took some work to find out exactly what worked for me.

Seriously getting my life organized. I mean it is now more important than ever to get things to become habit. And good habits that Missy can grow up seeing.

  • I have no comment on that right now.

I want to get at least two rooms renovated. Probably the office and Missy’s room. There is nothing big that needs to be done. Pretty much just painting and adding working pieces to the rooms. I am only saying two since I want to focus on outside.

  • It is tax time, I have not even begin to look at doing this.

I also need to make sure I focus on me some this year too. My health really depends on this.

  • I have started this. I seem a therapist a couple times. More so I could make sure my mental health was good and I received the all clear. I did get my hair done but right now that is about it.

As you can see somethings I have not been able to start at all yet. I have been making attempts at other things. As long as I keep attempting eventually it will become habit. I also can try other ways if something really is not suiting me. It is nice having my debt paid off and lets me focus on other things.

I really cannot wait to see what I get done by the end of June!

Bumble Box (Canadian) – 3 to 6 Months

Here is another quarterly subscription. This one follows along with your child though. I had thought about getting it when Missy was a newborn but I did not and I kind of wish I did. I paid $229.50CAD for three boxes (prepaid). Each box costs $84.99. Not going to lie the price is a little high but lets see what I got in the first box.

The first item we have is what I am hoping is a very absorbent bandanna bib. Very ‘gender-neutral’ but the print is cute. The backing is very soft and I think Missy is going to love this once I get it washed. The brand is ‘eggie’ and they are $10.00CAD on their website.

This is freakin’ adorable! It is by Granny and Mummy Baby Boutique and they sell for $5.50CAD. The band is soft and stretches quite a bit. We have not tried this on yet because she is a wild child and would end up around her face.

Mellow Mama Organics has their store on Etsy. I have a wash cloth and towel here. They are very much soft and as much as I want to use them I think I am going to donate them. I have plenty of towels and clothes, I would like to see someone who can not afford items such as these get to use them.

So the clothes come in packs of 8 for $10.00CAD which makes one cloth $1.25CAD. The towel sells for $18.00CAD. I may have purchased the wash clothes for myself but there is no way I would have paid that for a towel. I am going to keep this shop in mind though for shower gifts.

So we did rig this so that I would be able to use it one evening. It is a suckie clip by Granny and Mummy Baby Boutique. They sell for $7.00CAD online. None of Missy’s suckies have rings on them so right now it just is not working for us. Although it is very cute.

Last but not least. These made the entire box worth it. Are these not the cutest pants ever? I wish I had these in adult leggings! Here is another Etsy shop called After the Stork Baby Boutique. These sell for $24.00CAD.

I only checked out her shop quickly but she has other very cute prints but there are some gorgeous bibs on there.

The total of this box comes to $65.75…. I cannot say I am that impressed with how that worked out. There are two more boxes to come and I really hope they make up for this. I could have purchased the full pack of wash cloths from Mello Mama Organics and it still would have been cheaper. I will say I did not check out what the shipping would have been but still.

I will update the products as we try them out or what I have done with them. I have to wash a couple things before we use it anyways.

Cleaning and Orgainizing – Master Closet Part 1

Now this area is not dirty but I need to go through and organize it.

It is well over stuffed. All of the maternity clothes are still in there and clothing I bought when I thought I was going to nurse. I have also started to pull out pre-pregnancy clothing. Finding that some of them I really just do not enjoy.

Normally every spring and fall I turn all my hangers around after switching my clothes out. I will be able to do this in the spring but since I was pregnant for the fall and half of winter I was not able to give that system a work out. I have to do my best guesses at this moment.

Looking Back on 2017 and Looking Forward to 2018

Happy New Year!

Every year I do a goal/objective list for the up coming year. I also take a look at how the previous year went. You can take a look at the 2016/2017 post here. I prefer goals instead of resolutions as I feel like goals are not so hard set. Life changes and I adapt my plans as needed. With that being said lets see what happened in 2017 that was not on the list.

  • The biggest of course is Missy was welcomed to the world!
  • Bought a vehicle that can hold the dogs and Missy.

Honesty I just cannot think of what else happened in 2017. I would like to say being tired has fogged up my memory but I really do not think anything else happened. It was all just pretty standard. Now for what the goals of 2017 were and how they turned out.

  • I have to quit smoking again :(.

This has been off and on. I do think I am doing pretty well though!

  • Moving back to the small town.

This has been completed.

  • Than buying a place in said small town.

This has also been completed,

  • Dealing more with clients in the office.

I would say that this has happened.

  • Making sure things stay caught up in the office. Keeping the new procedures in place.

I really have to stop adding this to the list. It is just so hard since life happens and we adjust our priorities through out the year.

  • Having my debt cut in 1/2 from what it was at the beginning of 2017.

So, as I had hoped I have paid off more than half. In fact I have paid off 60% of my debt. Now it would have been more but I had a couple bigger baby purchases. I did still have restraint though!

  • Staying on top of the blog.

Again, something I should quit adding to the list. One of these years I will meet this goal though.

  • Keeping my time and life organized.

I really do not feel like I have completed this one. I do feel like I am getting on the right track to even say I have made progress.

 

2017 was a good year for progress. I am hoping that 2018 will either stay on the same level or be even bigger. With that being said I want to take a look at the goals I have for the upcoming year.

  • First and foremost I want to get Missy into swimming lessons. I am not a strong swimmer and this is something she should know how to do. It is a safety thing.
  • I want to get our front and backyard all pretty and cleaned up.
  • Setting up the garden and green house.
  • Keeping Missy’s Christmas/Easter Cactus alive. It is her first plant and her Grandma bought it for her.
  • As always trying to keep up with the blog.
  • Have my debt paid off (even with taking mat leave I am sure I can do this).
  • Seriously getting my life organized. I mean it is now more important than ever to get things to become habit. And good habits that Missy can grow up seeing.
  • I want to get at least two rooms renovated. Probably the office and Missy’s room. There is nothing big that needs to be done. Pretty much just painting and adding working pieces to the rooms. I am only saying two since I want to focus on outside.
  • I also need to make sure I focus on me some this year too. My health really depends on this.

This list is longer than what I usually do and there would still be a few more things I would add. Somethings I have on my list every year. Plus, with Missy, that adds some extra items. I do not think the list is unattainable and most of these things would not hurt anything if they were not completed. What does your 2018 year look like?

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Big News!

I have been saying there is a reason why we did some things, why I have not been posting much (no promises that will change to quickly), and now I can finally share!

We have been expecting a little one and I was pretty much completely drained of energy the entire time.

We got a beautiful baby girl for the holidays! Missy did not give us much notice either before entering the world. It is not a long story but a lot happened in such a little time.

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P.S. I do not plan on turning this into a full time mommy blog but we must remember Missy is the super star of my life now!