I've been dreading this mid-month check-in.
When I set this month's resolutions, I thought I'd be able to keep up with them while also giving myself a break. Turns out, I needed even more of a break than all that. Josh and I both got sick the first weekend of May - I think our bodies were telling us to slow down. We're both better now, but my energy level isn't back to normal yet.. Enough with the excuses, though. Let's dig right in.
As I type this, there's a pile of folded laundry at my feet, waiting to be put away for two days. The kitchen sink is full of dirty dishes, the stovetop is dirty, the washer and dryer are full, and the dining room table is a cluttered mess. (Okay, so I typed that yesterday. As of today, most of the laundry is put away, the dishes are done, the stovetop was clean before dinner, annnnd the dining room is still a mess. Yay!)
Using my DSLR Camera More
I haven't used my DSLR too much his month, but right now I'm OK with that. This weekend, I'm helping take some pre-wedding photos at our friends' wedding, so I'm hoping that'll help get me back into the saddle again.
Complete and Submit Social Security Paperwork
I haven't even made an effort. For shame.
Get Some Art on the Walls
Finally! Something I've done! There's still a small pile of frames to hang, but at least I've started. Of course, I'll share pictures with you guys in my end-of-the-month Report Card.
10:30 Internet Curfew
I've done OK with my internet curfew (It's been more like 10:45ish the last few nights), but we've had so many late nights out recently that I'm not really reaping the benefits I was hoping to reap because of it. An unexpected side effect is that I'm actually spending less time on the internet during the day, as well. I guess that's why the blog has been a bit neglected.. but don't worry, I'm working on a few posts to share with y'all in the near future. :)
Read at Least Three Books
I've finished Blink (that one's for my book club so I read it as quick as I could). Reading Catching Fire with Josh is still at a stand-still. That one's not my fault though. Just today I was asking Josh why he isn't motivated to finish it, and he said, "Because it might not live up to my expectations. At least this way, I have a really good picture of how I want it to go." This, coming from a man in the FIFTH CHAPTER. He hasn't even reached the good stuff yet. As for the medical book, I'm working on it. It's very information-heavy and takes a lot of breaks to soak it all in. This one may not be finished by the end of May, but I'd rather not rush it - I'm learning a lot! Maybe I'll replace it on the May list with another book so I can meet my 3-book goal.
While eating healthy wasn't one of my express resolutions this month, it's an ongoing goal, so I feel like I'm at least a little accountable to you guys.. I've been a little lax in my eating habits recently. Worst time to do so - when I'm sick - but there it is. Several parties, birthdays, Mothers' Day, the first DELICIOUS s'more I've had in years.. I've indulged a bit much. I've been drinking extra green smoothies in an attempt to reverse any damage caused by the sugar. Thankfully, other than a dip in energy, I haven't felt any big repercussions. Praise the Lord!