Thursday, October 04, 2018

Nailed It or Failed It: 18 for 2018 Update

1. Blog everyday:  I am soooooo doing this.
2. No FB 9-5 M-F:  Believe it or not, I have gotten way better, but I definitely still fall victim to the mindless scroll.
3.  Read 100 books:  Killed it!
4.  Read Poetry: Yes!  This has really been wonderful.
5.  Table Setting: I am definitely thinking about this one, but I haven't done a lot to make it better.
6.  Book plot/writing: I SUCK and feel like a total loser here.  I didn't write over the summer and now it's October and I am still not back into the book on a regular basis.  
7.  Print Pics: You would think that I was doing great with this one, since, you know, I lost all of my pictures from 2010-2013.  But, alas.
8.  Track Spending: I finally started doing this!  It's terrible! And also really good for me! You would not believe the amount of crap I haven't bought.
9.  Post on Insta and 1SE:  Insta stories has kind of screwed this up for me. I also feel like I take fewer pictures when I am still falling into a new routine, like I am right now.  Or am I?  Like, how many weeks do I give myself a pass on writing, for example, under the guise of a new routine?
10:  Have a dinner party: FAIL.
11.  Let the kids entertain more at home:  WORKING.  ON.  IT.
12.  Write poetry: Yes!
13.  Volunteer for candidates:  Yes!
14.  Clean the closet + maintain it: Yes!
15.  Family movie night:  Since school started, this one is back and better than ever.
16.  Paint the downstairs and fix the bathroom:  NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
17.  Harmonious mornings: Yes!  Summer was easy because we didn't have to go anywhere, but ever since school started, we have developed a really nice routine.  Mornings are a breeze basically.  Except!  I average about 11.5 minutes to get dressed for the day from shower to walking out the door.  I would probably look better if I could increase this time a smidge.
18:  More date nights:  We are knocking this one out of the park.  we still haven't had any alone date nights, but we are hanging out more with friends, which is lovely.

I am inspired by the #last90days hashtag to finish the year strong.  For me, this means working on my writing project in a consistent way.  When I make my 19 for 2019 list, I am going to be more mindful of things I probably actually don't want to do because I hate not being able to cross something off a list. That doesn't seem to be enough motivation, though, for me to actually change behavior I don't want to change.

Something I did buy: Shoes that require NO SOCKS.  I think these will get us through to Ugg season. (Have I talked about the sock issues Dorothy is having o this blog?  Or just on Fb?  No matter:  she hates socks and getting dressed has been tricky


  1. Lisa R.9:06 AM

    Shoes that require no socks?! Sign. Me. Up.

  2. First time commenting to say we totally need shoes with no socks in this house - the transition from sandals to tennis shoes every fall is brutal. that said, I've found rubbing something like baby powder on her feet sometimes helps. Also, sucking on a mint and/or listening to audio book as she's putting on socks/shoes, while not foolproof, frequently helps (she's focused on those other sensory items instead of on how uncomfortable socks are).