More work, more school. Chloe hurt too much from her gym injury to go to gymnastics. Camille and Claire came home from play practice and worked on homework. Rob came home late, again.
Rarely do we travel with friends, but when we do, the girls love it! Scheduling and planning is a bit more difficult, but well worth it.
A day of work and school. Chloe got hurt in gym class, so I picked her up and drover her home. Camille had play practice. Rob got home late.
Thrive!, Project 43 and the monthly projects in my Happiness Project ... so many projects! In reality, they are all facets of the same project, guiding me to finish or give up old projects and move forward on the ones that are most important to me.
February's main theme was Social Networks. I've made a good start on the tasks I set out and have broken the remaining bits down nicely to complete over the next year.
March's main theme is "House". This is not something I plan to do in a month. I already have lists of things to do for each room and have given myself two months per room in a rotating basis. I've already worked on the girls' bathroom, girls' bedroom, girls' hallway, master bath and the den (our latest "big" project). March and April will be the entry hallway, and I've already enumerated some improvements and purchased a "picture wall" for the hall.
In addition, my plans for the month include small items from other month's topics, such as organizing my health records, getting a better will written, organizing my paper files, organizing one bank account, recording serial numbers and photos of our various possessions, working through my "7 Habits" workbook, transferring accounts related to kplfans/uuhomeschool/plainhelps, cleaning up old posts on the GBK blog (some photos are still stored in Blogger), cleaning up old posts on this blog (some photos are still stored in Blogger), walking 10K steps EVERY DAY, doing more meal planning, shopping at the Farmers' Market at least once, creating a 2007 photo album on Shutterfly, and volunteering at the Red Cross office.
Many of these small items are the same as last month, but I have moved forward on all of them, and I think a few of might finally be completed this month (or at least next month).
As usual, whatever doesn't get done gets cycled back into the plan at a later date. I've crossed off a number of ongoing projects in the past month, and I look forward to getting more things organized and done as well as progressing in the longer-term projects. I wish I had taken more photos, but I'm happy with some of the snowy Decatur photos and the photos I took at the beach.
A day of school and work. In the afternoon, I took Phelix for a walk; he was very excited to find his Grandma up on the square! Rob and Camille walked in as I headed to out my final RAD class. Rob got Chloe from gymnastics, Camille worked on dinner. I got home at 10:30, simply exhausted.
A day of work and school. Time spent filtering through thousands of photos from our trips to France. A trip to the New Orleans Snoball Cafe with Chloe in honor of Mardi Gras. Gumbo for dinner, Rob got home after 8 and helped the girls with homework.
The past few months have been a bit chaotic. Holiday season, snow day after snow day and then winter break. As such, I have barely stayed caught up at work and fallen behind in all my other projects, including volunteering. I am frustrated that I've spent all this time on trainings and have done so little actual helping of others. I can only hope that all this training will be useful as I have more time to give.
This past Saturday, I scheduled time for yet MORE training at the Red Cross Shelter Drill. A hundred or more volunteers came out on a gorgeous Saturday to learn and practice setting up registration, dormitories and feeding for a shelter. Not only did I come away with a better idea of what I might be expected to do, I met and got to know quite a number of other volunteers.
Soon, I will be able to put my skills and training to work (though of course, it would be best if I never did have to help anyone with a disaster!).
Back to school (at an earlier time) and work. Very busy day of getting item after item done. Carpool, two trips to the store, library, dinner cooked, picking up Chloe. Rob got home as Camille's cookies came out of the oven.
We celebrated a few week 9 holidays, including National Tortilla Chip Day, National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day, National Pistachio Day and National Strawberry Day.
Coming up this week:
3: National Cold Cuts Day and National Anthem Day and National Mulled Wine Day
4: Mardi Gras and Learn What Your Name Means Day and National Grammar Day and National Pound Cake Day and International Pancake Day
5: National Cheese Doodle Day and Hula Hoop Patented
6: National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day and National Frozen Food Day
7: National Cereal Day
8: International Working Women's Day and National Peanut Cluster Day
9 (Mailbox Patented):
Our celebrations from week 9:
24: National Tortilla Chip Day
25: National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
26: National Pistachio Day
27: National Strawberry Day
Rob and the girls went out to breakfast while I tried to clean up and take care of my projects. Jane went home; Rob and Chloe went tree climbing; Camille sewed; I pushed my way through my to do list. When Rob an Chloe got home, we went out to dinner and worked on some plans for our trip to Greece. Chloe was cranky at night and wore me out. Camille and I sorted the art boxes on the desk so they make more sense now.