Monday, April 16, 2018

No.108: Intentions for the End of April


I took an unintentional, but much needed internet break last week.  It was a week full of family and weekday sleepovers and play dates - so many good things!  Because of all the extras, I had to scrap my never ending to-do list and stick to the essentials.  Sometimes life forces my hand a bit, telling me sternly, "Lady, you need to check yourself.  You can't do it all and that's okay."  I'm always grateful for that reminder to slow down.  Especially when I refuse to do it on my own.


INTENTIONS FOR THE END OF APRIL

  • Habit of the Month: Thoroughness
  • start running at least three times a week - movement is the goal, not paces or miles
  • try making bulletproof coffee
  • choose a baby gift for my cousin's shower
  • buy a baptism gift for a friend
  • buy tiny hooks 
  • string lights throughout the back porch (100LT #61)
  • do a science experiment with Sophie
  • make dentist appointments
  • print photographs off of old hard drive 
  • finally finish December Daily 2017 album
  • finish another book that I've only partially finished
  • pick a date for a field trip
  • recommit to weaning P - make a plan and stay strong!
  • start dreaming and sketching our garden for next year

PREVIOUS INTENTIONS

If you're reading on your phone or in a reader, be sure to click over to see what I checked off the list!
  • switch car seats around (5 out of 6 were happy about the change, so pretty good odds, hah)
  • take out clothes to spring/summer and pack away winter (half done!)
  • fix the dryer hose
  • start a deep cleaning of the house (I'm using this checklist - thank you for sharing, Jessica!)
  • finalize plans for front walkway and flower beds (the estimate was waaay more than we had budgeted, so we've decided to just do the flower beds for now)
  • string lights throughout the back porch (we need to pick up tiny hooks first)
  • install curtain rods and hang curtains in the dining room
  • make dentist appointments (need to sync with Mark's schedule)
  • print photographs off of old hard drive for my December Daily album
  • mail another batch of postcards (I still have some room left on the list - sign up here!)
    • return to a few half-finished books and finish them (finished In This House of Brede, but then started and finished two new ones...oops!)
    • research safe sunscreens that actually work (trying Bare Republic - thanks for the recommendation, Catherine!)
    • bake a loaf of whole wheat bread
    • make a batch of granola
    • learn how to make baguettes 
    • find a local milk provider (did the research, now to figure out how to budget it!)

    What about you?  What do you hope to accomplish in the next two weeks?

    5 comments:

    1. I'm having the problem with half-finished books too, ugh. And thank you SO MUCH for the sweet postcard. It made my day!

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      1. I used to thrive having two or three going at the same time, but lately can only concentrate on one at a time. And there's always something new and interesting to start!

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    2. Good luck weaning-- it's so very hard!!!

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    3. I'm excited to see you are using my spring cleaning checklist! I hope it's helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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      1. It's been SO helpful! Thank YOU!

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