July 28, 2014

my weekly to-dos...

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I was in a fairly dreadful mood for much of last week. I want to blame the heat and humidity and our lack of central air conditioning, but I know they're only partially to blame. (Although, have you ever tried to blow-dry your hair in 83% humidity? This is why messy buns reign in summer.) I also only exercised once, and the only day I got up before Eisley was Sunday—so, neither of those things helped. To be honest, I can always feel myself swinging into these moods and try as I might, I just have to ride it out until I find calm again. A little ridiculous, sure, but it's one of those things that I'm not sure I'll ever be able to fully change.

That said, I'm ready for this week…time to start fresh.

See below for last week's to-do list, as well as a new list for the week ahead:

Last week's goals:

Marriage, Motherhood & Home Life
 — Try one new recipe
 — Buy one new item we need for the duplex (snagged a frame for only $3.88 on clearance at Target)
 — Organize Eisley's clothes and toys (and donate any she no longer needs)

Self
 — Order glasses (decided to go with the ones from this post that I loved so much)
 — Read every day
 — Restart running program

Creativity
 — Add vintage books and other miscellany to the shop
 — Make 5 new things to sell

Miscellany
 — Send one piece of snail mail
 — Tackle email inbox

A closer look at some of last week's goals:
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I actually found time to read every single day, which felt like a feat. It's been a while since I've consistently read something—and I can't remember the last fiction book I couldn't put down. I tend to stick to memoirs and other non-fiction, as of late. I'm currently reading The 19th Wife (much different than I thought it would be, but overall it has kept my interest and made me look forward to picking it up every day).

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I went through all of Eisley's clothes, including several boxes we have in the garage, to weed out the things she no longer needs or fits into. She insisted we go through the Halloween box, which resulted in the above shenanigans. Totally worth it.

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As for snail mail, I ended up sending out a few things—including the above goodies to my older sister. Hooray for adorable things in the Target dollar bins!

This week's goals:

Marriage, Motherhood & Home Life
 — Work on a positive attitude (esp. around my husband)
 — Deep clean/organize something
 — Take Eisley somewhere new

Self
 — Splurge on something I need (jeans, running shoes, unmentionables)
 — Run 3 times

Creativity
 — Work on snail mail project/post how-to on blog
 — Write, write, write

Miscellany
 — Send one piece of snail mail
 — Earn at least one $5 gift card from Swagbucks
 — Tackle email inbox

To anyone else who suffered from the blues last week: I hope you have an absolutely beautiful let's-start-fresh Monday, too!

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3 comments :

  1. Today's Monday is one of those super rare all-day rain summer days. Which normally makes me do happy rain dances, but it got in the way of the only noontime minor league baseball game to which I could have taken the boys I nanny! Boo. (All the others are too late into the evening.) But, your refreshing attitude makes me want to make a to-do list, too.

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  2. I feel myself vacillating between moods pretty frequently these days as well, maybe it is the weather... or you know, moving across the country? I need to send more snail mail as well. I love sending / receiving letters. Also, the Halloween box picture is adorable.

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  3. I've been in a Mood for the past few days too ... I think it's partly because of the heat and partly because we already went on our summer vacation so there's nothing to look forward to for a few months, so I'm bummed. I'll just have to create an adventure to lift my spirits :) We keep our costumes out year round - Topher loves to play dress-up!

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