25 March 2013

2013 Goals: February check-in

Yes. I realize that March is almost over. But I was looking through my files and realized I never posted my February check-in! So here it is:

  • Goal 3. I sent 10 pieces of mail!! I also accidentally bought twice the amount of stationery I meant to purchase (as if I even needed any more to begin with) so if anyone wants to be pen pals…let me know!!!!
  • Goal 4: I attended the tail end of a spin class-does that count?! I feel like I need to get back in good spin shape before I take the instructor certification class. So to me, that means going to spin class at least twice a week for six months. I have yet to make it to two spin classes in a month, much less two in a week…
  • Goal 8. I am about 60 pages away from finishing my book for March book club. BUT-I did finish 2 books last month so I’m still on schedule to finish 12 books by the end of the year!
  • Goal 9. Still working on figuring out where on earth (literally) I want to go!! So many fantastic options and not enough time off or monies to do them all!! I need some suggestions people-what is your most favorite out of the country place that you’ve ever been?!?
  • Goal 11. Caroline and I are right on schedule with our quilts!! She came over one night and we cut all the strips out! We are taking serious baby steps with this one (and it’s busy season for Caroline, “busy” season for me) so our task for next month is to get all of the pieces pinned together

  • Goal 12. I feel like in order to win a tennis match, I need to be playing more tennis! So my goal is to play tennis at least 4 times a month January through April. I made it this month!! I cannot wait until it gets warm enough to play outside though-playing indoors is just not the same!
  • Goal 13. Journal writing is coming right along. I think I wrote more than I did last month, but still working on the daily gratitude part…
  • Goal 14. I made 2 recipes this month!! The first one was Meyer Lemon Marmalade. I had never done any canning before and was a little nervous but it turned out great!! And second recipe was tapioca pudding! Making pudding always scares me a little bit because I get worried that I’ll cook the eggs. Thankfully this time I didn’t and the pudding was delish!

01 March 2013

Weekend Update: 2.24.2013

Yes, I realize that it's Friday. Oh well. Last weekend was an incredibly low key weekend. Also, I need to get better at taking pictures....

Friday after work I went to my most favorite Zumba class of all time! Usually by Friday I’m so tired and exhausted that the thought of going to work out doesn’t cross my mind. BUT my favorite teacher was teaching and her class is always a blast so I made myself go. Oh. And there’s that half marathon thing that I’m running in less than 3 weeks that I should probably be in some sort of shape for. I am glad that I went-it was a great class!! My teacher is 4 months pregnant and still has the energy to go full out for an entire hour!! I am amazed.

After Zumba I was starving so my mom and I went to this new wings place. It’s such a strange place. It’s like a non-bar, bar. The wings were delish and the people watching was really great too. Then we came home and watched our favorite show-Dance Moms!! We only had one episode and when we finished that it was still pretty early so I convinced my mom to give Kourtney and Kim take Miami a try. I have to admit, I kind of love the Kardashians. They’re so nuts that it makes for great entertainment! I think my mother was thoroughly entertained as well.

Maybe I didn’t leave my house once on Saturday. Oooops.  It snowed most of the day. Ugh. I am so over snow and winter and cold! Where are you spring?!?!

I ran on the treadmill in the basement while catching up on my DVR, had breakfast, took a shower, took a nap! It was a lovely, lazy Saturday. Then I embarked on making Gourmet recipe #2 of 50-Tapioca pudding!! I had never made it before from scratch but it turned out delish!!

Saturday night Megan came over and I helped her work on a budget for the year. I kind of love spreadsheeting and planning out things so it was a good time. And of course it’s always fun to see Megan!

It was another pretty normal Sunday. Lounged around in the morning. Church in the afternoon. I met up with Karen to chat before church and we may have chatted all the way through Relief Society. Yikes! We had a mingle after Sacrament meeting which is always fun.

Sunday night we had family dinner and watched the Oscars! Can I just say that I’m completely in love with Jennifer Lawrence’s dress?! I want it. I want it. I want it!!! Also, I loved the Les Mis part of the musicals tribute!! I found a clip of it online and have been watching it non-stop!!