The past few weeks haven’t been any busier than others, I have just been enjoying a break from blogging. We’ll call it my blogging spring break. 🙂 It had been nice to not worry about getting a post up or wondering what I should write about because, although I have lots of ideas written down, I sometimes get writers block when I actually sit in front of a screen.
Last weekend we went down to OH for a cousin’s birthday. We had fun with family and got some “vacation” in. I ♡ roadtrips and we used this shorter one as a practice run for our trip in a couple months to SC/GA to visit my sister and brother-in-law and brother and sister-in-law and the most adorable nephew ever. 🙂
I enjoyed my week and a half “away” but am ready to get back into things. So here is a recap of last months goals and what we really did and didn’t do.
*eight posts Yep. I actually had nine and had the most page views and visitors ever.
Here are last months top three posts:
1. Cocoa Nuts– a grain free, dairy free version of my favorite childhood breakfast: Cocoa Wheats. It is Paleo, GAPS legal and a Trim Healthy Mama S meal.
2. Soft Coconut Flour Waffles This waffle recipe makes soft, filling waffles. If you want them to be a little crispier pop them in the toaster for a minute. This recipe is also Paleo, GAPS legal and a Trim Healthy Mama S.
3. Telling the Boys About Baby #3 I video taped the boys’ reaction as they learned about their new sibling. It was’t as dramatic as I thought it would be, but still cute. 🙂
*attend childbirth education class to promote services and generate local awareness of the services a doula offers ~ I didn’t do this last month because it was kinda crazy, but I will attend two classes in a couple of weeks.
*attend breastfeeding class to complete hours needed for DONA certification ~ Again no, hopefully sometime in the next few weeks
*have a booth at a local family services expo Yes! It was a lot of fun, I had a ball toss for the littles and was able to talk to a few women who were interested, mostly though I talked with Grandmas who wanted to talk about their grandbabies. 🙂 It was good PR though.
Health and Fitness:
*weight training Very little, but I did do some work with a kettlebell. 🙂
*I’m hoping to get the okay to start running again in a couple weeks if not I need to start walking and stretching Wahoo!!! I got cleared! I’ve only run twice since then, but would like to do more in April.
Home and Hospitality:
*curtains and pillows ~ No. again, sadly I did spend half an hour trying to thread my mom’s serger but that is as far as I got.
* have people over we haven’t before ~ No.
*spring clean boys’ room Yep. Found a couple of bags of stuff to get rid of.
*get out spring/summer clothes for boys Am I tha only one who loves getting out the new seasons clothes? It is like getting a brand new wardrobe for free! I also got my maternity clothes out to get washed and take stock of what I have….I get to go shopping soon. 🙂
*make money earning chore cards for Seth ~ This is half way done so half way crossed out. :p Here are the jobs Seth will be paid for ($0.05- $0.10 per job)
-emptying chicken buckets (Grandma’s chickens, our scraps)
– washing silverware and plastic dishes
-scrubbing the tub
Now obviously as he gets older these chores will be expected not paid for but I’m choosing to pay him for these now since they are slightly above his abilities and something he will have to work at to finish correctly. These paying cards will be optional for him to do, unless he tells me he is bored to many times 🙂
*finish Treasure Island with the boys and hopefully start another chapter book We finished Treasure Island and are now reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader from The Chronicles of Narnia
*memorize 1 Peter 1-2 It’s coming, it isn’t perfect but I still try to go over the chapters once a day.
*read Romans-1 Corinthians On to the next few books. 🙂
How did you do on last months goals? I wanted to get more done, but I’m very happy with what did get done. I didn’t have too much morning sickness this time around, but the days I didn’t feel good it was an all day affair so I sat on my bottom and watched Grey’s Anatomy or read. I actually read some fun books last month, definitely need to start doing that more. 🙂
Do any Spring Cleaning? I want to get most of the rest of the house done this month which shouldn’t be to hard because I’ll be a fishing widow most weekends thanks to the Walleye running the Detroit River. Ben and his brothers and Dad will be down there most weekends.
Oohhh, I have a super big project to tell you about next time. 🙂