Monday, March 1, 2010

February Goal Review and March Goals

Welcome, March! Please bring Spring with you. Thank you.

February was a big month here in our household! Now it's time to go back and see how I did with my goals amidst the excitement of telling all our loved ones that we're on our way to becoming parents.

1. School goals: Mark my student's first assignment in a timely fashion (i.e. within one week). Mark their presentations within 24 hours of seeing them. Complete analysis and begin writing discussion chapter. Mark midterms. Wow, busy month!

First assignment has been marked, recorded and handing back. Presentations are marked and results given. My analysis is complete and a draft of my discussion chapter will be e-mailed to my advisor this afternoon. Midterms were marked over reading week (last week). I will record their marks and give them back to the Prof. to hand back to students later this week.

2. Travel to Ohio to stand up in our dear friend's wedding. And do some other super fun exciting stuff while we're there. ;)'ll have to wait and see what we've got planned.

We sure did! Check out this post to see a recap on the wedding weekend which also included A SUPER FANTASTICAL BLOGGY MEET UP WITH SHAINA AND JENNY!

3. Get back on track with menu planning. And not only planning, but menu plan following. January has been weird. And crazy. And my menu plan following and organized grocery shopping has suffered as a result.

I have done pretty good with this this month. I haven't been posting my menu plans as I normally do but I have been making them and trying to stick with them. The reason I got off track in January was because in the early weeks of my pregnancy, cooking was the absolute least appealing activity. That, combined with the tired factor, and I was not in the mood to whip up any amazing meals. I have gotten back into the swing of meal planning, organized shopping and cooking, although our meals have been more subdued than normal.

4. Spend a weekend with Little H while his parents go on vacation.

We had a great time!

5. Continue to exercise at least 3 times per week (usually more).
Hmm ... well ... ugh. Okay, so major fail. The weather has been my excuse. I like to be outside. Snowy weather does not bode well for that. So, therefore, my exercising has suffered. I will get back on track in March!

6. Complete bathroom renovation (I will be posting more about this soon).
Done, done, done. Although this really should not have been on my goal list as I did basically nothing, except watch. The Fabulous Dude did an amazing job with it! Check it out here.


I have been watching each episode with my friend, T. She moved last Friday, though, so starting tomorrow, the dude and I will be watching at home. I am so excited that we seem to finally be getting some answers ... kind of?

8. Organize our bedroom closets and dresser drawers.

Wow. The last time I thought about this goal was probably on February 1st when I wrote it. I definitely did not do this. Except I did clean out and rearrange E's tshirt drawer. At this point, I think I will probably wait to do the complete overhaul until when I need to revamp my wardrobe and swap out my regular clothes for maternity wear.

What's up For March:

1. School goals: Finalize discussion chapter, begin conclusion chapter, mark 3 presentations, mark student's second assignment, complete and finalize thesis reference page (for someone as organized as I normally am - I have done a horrible job keeping my reference page up to date as I have worked my way through writing the chapters of my thesis. This is going to be a messy, messy job.)

2. Finish the book of Acts and begin the book of Romans through the Text Project to stay up to date with my through the new testament in a year goal.

3. Welcome a new niece or nephew into our lives ... any day now!

4. Spend a weekend with my mom, sister, SIL, and many girlfriends from church being uplifted at the Beth Moore conference.

5. Begin preparations and planning for our 2010 garden.

What have you got going on in the month of March?


Brooke said...

finish all house related projects

okay now that you've finished laughing we'll move on to

#2 run a 5K

that's all I got this month.

Jessica said...

Congrats on getting most of your goals done! My goal is to actually do this planning out goals because I keep saying I'm going to and then the next thing I know it's already the first of the next month!

I too hope that Spring gets here soon!

Emily said...

Good goal list.

I am rather jealous you get to go to the Beth Moore meeting.

Do you have any advice or suggestions for ideas for a garden.. we are planning to do that this year..

Taryn said...

Again- I am so jealous that you got to me Shaina and Jenny. So freakin' jealous!

And good luck on your thesis reference sheet. That is so much tedious work. Ick.

Let us know your plans for the garden. How do you plan?

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

yea for all the progress in Feb. in the midst of joyful news!!

do you use endnote or something for your references? it's a life saver.

Lucky in Love said...

Every time I read these I think, "Jenny you should really do this." And then I don't think about it again until you do it the next month :) Ha!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I'm with you on March...I hope it brings us spring!

Well I'm hoping to do some "mini m
ake-overs" in our house...starting with the kitchen.

Katie said...

I'm with you! I will be glad to finally get some answers this season on LOST!

Jenn said...

you have been a busy bee & hopefully we still get to meet up next week!!! i did have to send my passport in today, btw. :( so i hope it's ok for you to cross into the good old US of A. or I can shout to you from across the border?? :)

Shaina said...

Per usual ... your goal lists make me tired. *Yawn*

This Texas Momma said...

I can't believe you haven't organized you closet and bedroom. I don't think I can be your friend any more.