Today is April 1st. 2008 is officially one quarter over. Only nine months left in the year.
So, how am I doing on my New Year's Resolutions? Let's see, shall we?
2008 New Year's Resolutions:
1. Get more organized. I'm still working on this one. It's really more of a process. Many of the of items on my list will help me out with this one.
2. Clean out closets. I cleaned out Katie's and Emily's closets, but they need to be done again.
3. Get rid of unneeded stuff. I've done well on this one, but there is still room for improvement. I plan to have a yard sale this weekend to help accomplish this task.
4. Win BAMs Blog contest. Oh, yeah! I'm doing GREAT on this one! I only have one competitor left. Of course, she managed to have a baby and still post every day, so she's putting up a good fight. This thing could take more than all year to accomplish. But I won't give up. Do you hear that, Karlise?
5. Lose weight. Aim for 135. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha! That's all I have to say about that.
6. Break Katie’s pacifier habit. We're still working on this, but she is down to only getting her pacifier for naps and bedtime.
7. Drink more water. I'm trying. I really am. I'm just not doing very well on this one.
8. Try to clean more. I'm doing great on this one. I never said I'd actually clean more; I only said I'd try. And I do try everyday. Sometimes, I even get some cleaning done. Unfortunately, when what I do goes unnoticed and unappreciated, it's hard to even want to try.
9. Don’t do crack. So far, so good! Not one bit of crack.
10. Remember to take iron pills more often. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. When I'm sick and taking extra pills, I end up skipping my iron pills because I just can't stand to take one more pill.
11. Organize recipes and get rid of bulky cookbooks. I still haven't gotten around to taking care of this one. Once I get more organized and clean out my kitchen cabinets, I think I'll be ready to start on this.
12. Cook dinner more often. I'm definitely cooking more often than going out (especially since we really can't afford to spend the extra money), but since Phil is at home in time to cook dinner most nights of the week, he's been cooking most of the meals.
13. Get a family portrait taken. Nope. Not yet.
14. Take charge of recycling. Set up a recycling center. Well, I've definitely been taking charge of the recycling. I'm known as the recycling Nazi around here. I just haven't gotten around to setting up that recycling center yet.
15. Organize refrigerator magnets. I did this. Unfortunately, there are still tons of magnets on my fridge.
16. Make “To Do” lists and try to stick to them. I tried this. I didn't like it. I quit.
17. Stop buying stuff we don’t need just because it is “cute” or “neat.” Well, with the lack of funds we've had lately, this one has been a piece of cake.
18. Have children pick oranges and give them away to the needy. It seems that every time the kids pick oranges, Phil uses them all to make orange juice. So, the oranges are getting picked, they're just not getting to the needy. Of course, the point of this resolution was really to just keep the oranges from falling to the ground and going to waste, so if they're getting used, by us or the needy, my goal is still being accomplished.
19. Get trees trimmed. Since we can't afford to get this taken care of any time soon, I've been working on it myself. Now that I know how to use a chainsaw, I've been working on this task every weekend.
20. Take time for myself. Get out of the house by myself at least once a week. Again, I say, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha! Enough said.
I think Ashley's got the right idea about how to proceed with the rest of the year. Check out her post about it here.