10 June 2015

June 10,2015 - Day 41 - Update and Changes

I'm going to change the format of this a bit.  I'm finding it difficult for me to update this nightly as I'm usually doing something else and I have a hard time getting comfortable on the computer (since it's a laptop in my bedroom).  So instead of a daily update, I'm going to try for a weekly or bi-monthly update instead.  I'm still keeping track of the things I've done, like how much water I've had to drink and how many books I've read.  I just started putting that info in an app I got awhile ago but hadn't been using.  It's called Keep Track Pro and It's a quick and easy way to put the info I need into my Kindle (Since that's one of the last things I use nightly.)

I have managed to cross a few things off my list lately, though.  I was able to unpack all the boxes in the dining room and get the dining room and Baker's Rack organized.  It was a huge step forward for me and I felt really accomplished when I was done.  A lot of things got organized on shelves, and many more things were thrown away.  But I'm working my way to streamlining things.

The other thing I've done is make a list of things I need to do not only nightly, but daily.  I picked up one of Amazon's Free App of the Day a few weeks ago.  It's called Motivated Moms and it's working wonderfully for me.  There is a subscription fee ($8/yr, which I don't see as terribly expensive) to get updated tasks, but it's definitely worth it for me.  It comes pre-loaded with a bunch of tasks, things that I know need to be done, but I don't regularly think about and if you pay the subscription fee, you'll get updated tasks as the year goes on (right now, I'm in a 2 month trial period).  I'm able to set tasks for the boys, Rich and myself, and it's giving me a way to not only keep track of what I need to get done, but I'm able to keep track of how many earn points the boys get in a day.  All in all, it's helping keep me on task.

There are several others goals that I could probably knock off, but so far, things have been a bit busy.  The boys are on Summer Vacation and the world is getting busy.  I've been a bit iffy with my water,  ate at Sonic last week, and haven't been on top of picture taking.  But I have been reading a lot (17 books in 41 days - and if you're interested in seeing what I've read, you can check my books read page.  So progress is being made, though not as fast as I'd like.  So far, I have checked off of 101.    But I also have  960 days left to finish it off.  Progress!

This week, I'm planning on emptying the boxes in the closet and make a Goodwill run, so that should take care of two more items from my list.  And I'll keep reaching toward that goal of 365 books in a year, as well as all my others.

Teddy and Pete, showing off their
trophies - Teddy's in Math
and Pete's in Music