Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Goals: December Update

1) I met with my writer's group on 12/29, sneaking in under the deadline of meeting this quarter.  The other members of my writer's group are so inspiring, I'm so happy that we met.  One of the members wrote a novel in November as part of National Novel Writing Month and we had lots to discuss.

2) Tracking, tracking, tracking food and workouts. This was probably the most challenging goal.  Some weeks I did great (even tracked for more than three weeks straight without missing a day) but then there were some weeks when I only tracked a couple of days.  Though I did not meet my goal, I ended up tracking more this quarter than any time since 2002. So I'll take it.  

3) Going on a date once a month sounds like an easy goal.  In September My Heart's Desire and I went to a fun wedding, in October we did not make it out, in November we went to the movies on two separate occasions (once we had a babysitter and once my dad and stepmom shooed us out of the house so they could adore Babyface), and we have plans to sneak out to a movie tomorrow. 

Community Service
4) I wasn't sure how our family was going to be of service this quarter.  After Hurricane Sandy hit, I knew.  Local organizations connected with Occupy Sandy asked for donations.  My Heart's Desire and I went through our house and filled bags with personal care items, first aid supplies, baby diapers and wipes. 

5) I bought several books that our parenting class teacher recommended and they had just been sitting on the shelf.  I met my goal by reading two of them.  I read The Tao of Motherhood by Vimala McClure and Simplicity Parenting Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne and Lisa Ross.

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