Q2 Goals

At the beginning of January I announced my Q1 Goals. Who knew the world would lose its mind and my life (& everyone else’s) would be completely flipped upside-down…

But, alas, here we are. The world must go on and so must my goals- mostly for the sake of my isolated sanity.

The first quarter of 2020 has been… well… this:

But I managed to cross off a few goals!

  • Figure out work schedule after maternity leave is over.
    I had this figured out until the world went to sh*t.
  • Travel to Texas (twice) & figure out summer vacation.
    We had to cancel the 2nd trip (#becauseCorona) and LOL on summer vacation.
  • Start an exercise plan once dr says ok.
  • Unbox and sort out pre-pregnancy clothes.
  • Get M on some kind of daily schedule 
    Best WIN of them all! Mainly because we’re stuck at home & I could work on this.

We plan on making that second Texas trip in September. Fingers crossed. It was for a family wedding. The couple still got hitched in their living room while live-streaming it for the rest of us. Very unique and badass, ha.
No exercise plan. I could blame the virus but… it’s me. I have been doing a few yoga classes, though. My studio is offering them for free online ❤

Okay, on to the next quarter

Q2 Goals

  • Photograph & post nursery
  • Summer trip (har har har)
  • Pay off one credit card/no spending on it
  • Move scrapbooking supplies to the basement
  • No fast food
  • Start an exercise plan

And there we have it! Linking up with Kristen for What’s New With You? today!

Let’s Have Coffee

Good morning. Let’s pretend M is napping and my cup of coffee is still warm ☺️

Is your cup full? It’s a high of 52º today so maybe you’d prefer something iced. This is Ohio, though, so we’re still kicking the day off with freezing temps.

If we were having coffee I’d ask about your upcoming travel plans. We’re supposed to fly to Dallas this month and bring M along but… I’m starting to buy into the whole coronavirus frenzy on top of flu season crude. She was fine during our San Antonio trip so I might be overthinking it. I don’t know… Jury’s still out.

If we were having coffee I’d keep on the travel topic and see what summer plans you have! We have been throwing around the idea of renting a beach house with my family & K’s family (at least his parents). We haven’t pulled the trigger on any of that yet. My hang up is spending money… we should really be saving money right now.

If we were having coffee I’d ask how your 2020 budget is going. My spending was so controlled during my maternity leave- it was great! Now that I’m back to work and out of the house more it’s been awful. For Lent I actually gave up frivolous spending. All groceries (except dog food & formula) must come from Aldi. No random purchases.

If we were having coffee I’d ask about your Easter plans. We always host a meal and I’m so excited for M to experience her first Easter! I mean… let’s be real: she has no idea what Easter is nor does she care that it exists, but I can overindulge in the holidays under the guise of her 😁 I broke my Lent spending freeze to help the Easter Bunny stock her basket (and the pups’). I want her to know Easter isn’t about a bunny & a basket, but I also want her to get a basket and believe in the bunny for a while. Lol

If we were having coffee I’d ask what you gave up for Lent. Or maybe what you took on for Lent. Or maybe you don’t celebrate Lent and you’ve got some spring cleaning chores you’re hoping to tackle. Share with me & we can try to keep one another accountable. Ha.

If we were having coffee chances are M would be starting to stir. You probably have things you need to get to, too. I’d offer you a to-go cup (you can return it on our next date) & send you off with a hug (viruses be damned).

Linking up with Kristen today for What’s New With You?.

What's New With You

Currently…

Happy Thursday! Joining Kristen for the What’s New With You? link up.

I haven’t done one of these posts since August 2019. Yikes.

Reading… a few different books and making 0 headway on any of them. Sigh. Currently reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle when I get a minute or two to crack it open.

Watching… The Today Show every single morning. Haha. Followed by Hoda & Jenna and then The Kelly Clarkson Show. Plus these shows.

Eating… whatever we have in the house. Grocery shopping takes a little more effort now so our cupboards (& fridge) are usually bare. We still have some goodies left from The Great Aubrey Stock of 2019 so we’re alright.

Drinking… all the coffee. Lol

Planning… M’s baptism! She’s getting baptized this Sunday and we’re treating friends, family, and parishioners to donuts and coffee afterward. Fun fact: The minister baptizing M is the same one who baptized K and married us 6+ years ago.

Traveling to… San Antonio, TX soon! It’s a work trip but I don’t know how much working I’ll be required to do. M is coming along, too. So are my mom and dad. In March we’re headed back to Texas (Dallas) for a family wedding. K’s parents are coming on that trip. Having family around for M’s first few trips is a relief.

Looking forward to… summertime. I’ve never been excited about summer (I’m a fall/winter lover) but I can’t wait to swim and go on walks and sit outside with M.

Praying about… literally everything. Lol.

Enjoying… Miss M and all her developments. She figured out how to smile a few weeks ago but it was elusive. Now she freely gives them to K and I. I LOVE it. Every single day she’s more alert and I love love love it.

TL;DR… I live on coffee now. More so than before. 😆

Tell me what’s new with you!

Goals Update Q4

My quarters were kind of screwy this year… This is a recap on Fall Goals. Next month I will break 2020 into actual quarters and kick this off again. This explanation is more for my own peace of mind. You don’t really need any of this information. Lol

I’m linking up with Kristen today for What’s New With You!

Ok… let’s recap how Fall 2019 went, shall we?

  1. Attend baby shower (& send thank yous)
  2. Host Halloween Party link
  3. Put nursery together
    We spent the last two weeks of Oct. painting, decorating, and building furniture. K did A LOT of work in there. It’s my new favorite room in the house now. 
  4. Get 3/4 Xmas shopping done
    I mostly have this done. 
  5. Go to TWO fall festivals
    My mom and I went to two different festivals in Sept. & Oct. 
  6. Add mums & pumpkins to the house
    I didn’t get around to this under Oct. 24th but I did it. Lol
  7. Celebrate my bday & our (dating) anniversary
    We did minimal things because we’re tired. For my bday we had an OB appointment, then brought pizza home and relaxed with the dogs. On our anniversary we had a maternity photo shoot and then went to dinner. Both evening were relaxing and lovely.
  8. Read 3 books per month Nope. Not even close.
  9. Get Christmas decor up before baby arrives
  10. Give birth

Did you set any big (or small) goals this fall? How did you do?

I always feel a mixture of energy and laziness in the fall. The colder weather invigorates me but the cool, dreary days make me want to curl up and read or nap.

Winter leaves me feeling the same way but with a newborn around I have no idea what kinds of things we’ll actually be doing. Haha.

What’s New Link-Up

Happy Thursday! I’m linking up with Kristen for What’s New With You?.

She does a monthly review for her posts so I’m going to give that a shot this time. (Feel free to still sip on coffee like we normally do every other month 😉 )

I know people say it every month, but I truly don’t know where August went… It flew by and that terrifies the living bejesus outta me. (Less than 13 weeks until I’m due- HALP!)

Ok… back to August.

At the beginning of the month I put some purple back in my hair, met with my mom and mother-in-law about baby shower plans, and helped K decorate and improve the office at work. Also, my dad rescued a squirrel from his garage cats. (Unfortunately Secret died after a few days- we think the kitties caused some internal damage. RIP little guy.)

We took a work trip to Indianapolis for a few days. We weren’t there long but we definitely had some long nights. (That’s typically how our trips go. We’re headed to NOLA soon for a very quick work trip soon.)

The following weekend we packed up an overnight bag and drove to Bristol, TN with my parents and my brother for the NASCAR race. It was probably my last live race for the next few years… sigh. (Oh well, she’s worth it 😉 )

On August 23rd K got LASIK surgery. It was a thought-out decision but whirlwind process. He hated the procedure and was in a lot of pain immediately following, but he was much better the next day and he’s healed up really well. We also did a car show that weekend.

This past weekend was cookout mania. We had the employees over to our house Friday night for a cookout, Saturday we headed to our best friends’ house for a cookout, and Sunday we had a double headers- K’s aunt and uncle’s house, then my parents’ house in the evening. We topped off the weekend with a lunch cookout on Monday at my grandparents’ house. I consumed two steaks, four hotdogs, and two bratwursts. Live in the same town as all your family, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. (I kid, I kid. We enjoy all the perks of having family close.)

And that was August.

And now we’re in September and I am freaked out, lol. We have two trips this month (one work, one fun) and then it’s nesting season… which also happens to be FALL and my introvert, cold-loving, Halloween soul just can’t handle the excitement! Whew!

But, again, back to August. Tell me what you were up to and what’s new with you!