accomplishing, feeling, needing, practicing, pinning.
Almost, but not quite in that order. Let me adjust them. Accomplishing, feeling, needing, pinning, practicing. There, that feels better.
And for good measure, throwing in a look at my spring goals, too, now that we are well into spring. Away we go!
The first thing I thought of for this category was something work related. But not sure what I am really accomplishing at work. I have started subbing long-term at another elementary library. With only two days under my belt, I haven’t really accomplished all that much there. So instead, I think I’ll go with the 5K I ran on Saturday.
Run for the Fallen was held on Ft. Bliss along Officer’s Row where many of the very old (historic) officer’s quarters are located. I was late to the race because I showed up at the wrong place. When I finally figured out where the 5K was, and got my booty over there, I was 16 minutes late. But I jumped in behind all of the 1 mile walkers and ran the whole way. My best time yet. Just didn’t count toward placing in my age group because I was 19 minutes late when I actually started the run. Boo.
Turns out this category can be work related. I started working at the library for my neighborhood elementary school, Tom Lea, on Monday. Got all dressed up for my first day and even combed my hair. Not that you could tell in this wind…60 mph gusts on the top of my head. What does it tell you that my hair looked better for a 5K than it did for work?
Walked in the front door to report to the office and was greeted by a friend who works at Tom Lea. Before lunch time, I had reconnected with eight teachers and paraprofessionals who I have worked with at one time or another during my career. It was crazy. One of my new colleagues was a former student! Talk about old home week. This is going to be a great sub stint.
I cannot think of one single thing I NEED. There are things I want, but nothing I really need that I don’t already have. So let’s change this from needing to kneading. Bread.
My mom used to make homemade bread regularly for our family using our hand-me-down 100+ year-old yeast. But once she moved into the retirement community she now calls home, her days of bread baking came to an end. She divided up the yeast starter between my sister and me. And then I divided my starter in thirds so each of my girls would have some. Life is so busy that there aren’t a lot of days when any of us have time for making and baking the bread. There are several time consuming steps that go into it, spread over about eighteen hours time. But I finally renewed my yeast and made bread a week ago.
Here I am kneading. And then baking my bread. Not sure what that hole is all about in the last pic. Maybe where there was an air bubble?
Or a woodpecker? Hope to write a homemade bread post in the near future so you can see all of the steps!
Signed up for the spring 2017 “Get Your Pretty On” style challenge. One of the items on the shopping list is a floral bomber jacket (or kimono). I have several floral kimonos but keep seeing these darling floral bombers all over Pinterest and on everyone but me. So, I decided to start pinning them and, in the process, shopping for one. Check out my pins, here.
Really wanted a multi-colored bomber. Like this one. While I’m at it, can I have her great legs, too?
I followed this pin hoping it would take me to an online store where I could purchase this jacket but ran into a dead end. After ‘shopping’ from my recliner most of last night, I decided on this jacket from JCPenney.
Love all of the colors and possibilities with this little cutie. I used Ebates to get a coupon for $6.00 off and my $10 JCP rewards bringing the total for this $40.00 jacket down to $23.99. If you aren’t familiar with Ebates, you can sign up for free, here and begin earning money back on online purchases you make. I’ve earned $80 in less than year on purchases I was making anyway. Get paid to shop!!! Every little bit helps!
You might remember a recent post about the troubles I’ve had recently with JCP ship-to-store orders. If not, read it here. Bearing that in mind, I decided to splurge and have this jacket shipped to my home address.
This one was tough. One of my spring bucket list activities is to start journaling in my Bible or gratitude journal. I have been following Bethany at Southern Couture. She is a Bible journaling extraordinaire. Bought all of the basic supplies and tried my hand at journaling one page in January. Epic fail. Won’t share a pic, but take my word for it, my page looks nothing like Bethany’s works of art. So I have been practicing. Nothing fancy. Just baby steps.
But this month is THE month. I am going to get very brave and give it a-go again. Stay tuned. If you would like to join us, here are the verses Bethany suggests we journal this month.
That’s what’s going on in my life “Currently”. But before I sign off, let’s take a quick look at how I did on my winter goals and what I am hoping to accomplish this spring.
- Deliver scrapbook stuff to Texas Children’s Hospital. Nope! The boxes are so heavy that I really need help with this, hint, hint, PC. But take a look at my first item on my spring goals black board.
- Scrapbook Christmas. Yes, not finished yet back I am coming along.
- Get back to eating well. Ehhh, a work in progress.
- Exercise and train for 5K. Yup, started running more again and have been doing my BeachBody work outs, too, with weights at the gym.
- Finish two adult books. Oh, yeah. Thank you, TBB “Virtual Book Club”. Read reviews here, here, and here.
- Use agenda. Still struggle with this some but have done better in March and now in April.
- Blog 3X a week. Wrote 29 posts during the winter. So not quite 3 a week. Trying to do better now.
- Write. I am pinning lots of good tips on writing that children’s book. Have had several people, including PC, ask how my book is coming. Even the gal who ran the Drink and Draw we attended last week asked about my progress. Have to make that happen.
- Work on winter bucket list. Check, check, check. Here.
Overall, pretty successful. It really helps me commit to these goals when I see them on my blackboard everyday.
- Take scrapbook stuff to children’s hospital. Gotta happen.
- Start and finish spring cleaning by June 20th (which should say June 21st), the first day of summer.
- Swim 3 miles a week, 21 Day Fix (BeachBody) 3X a week, run-lift weights 3X a week.
- Cook 5 nights a week.
- Devotional 5X a week.
- Momma Love Fellowship.
I have my work cut out for me. But won’t I be svelte and healthy if I meet my goals? Hope you will follow along and cheer me on.
So what goals have you set for spring? Won’t you share in a comment below? You brighten my day with your messages. Thank you, sweet friends, for coming by.
Hugs and kisses,