Welcome to Autumn. I’m ridiculously relieved to have summer over with. Although we didn’t have much seriously hot weather this time, what we did have seemed really draining. Looking at the forecast for March, I can’t help but feel happy. No days over 30 degrees! My kind of weather. When I was young I was definitely a Summer kind of girl – the hotter the better. These days I’m more of an Autumn/Spring person, the milder weather suits me. I like to be able to get out and about and do stuff without sweating or freezing.
Now to my resolutions for February. They were:
Finance – NO CREDIT CARD !!!
Health and Wellbeing – Whole30, and 10,000 steps each day.
Education – Survive the first month of my course.
Decluttering/Minimalism – Keep getting rid of stuff and try not to rant at the kids.
Giving – Send lots of stuff to the op shop.
And how’d I go?
Finance – Massive fail! No excuse. Nothing more to say.
Health and Wellbeing – As I explained in my last post, we didn’t get all the way through the Whole30. I also haven’t reached 10,000 steps on many days.
Education – I’m loving my course, although I’m already behind on my reading ..
Creativity – I’ve almost finished the first cardi, just the cuff on the second sleeve to go. And I haven’t started the second one.
Decluttering/Minimalism – As usual, I’m not happy with my progress here. I’m actually feeling a bit like King Canute.
Giving – I took one load of bits and pieces to the op shops and would really like to have taken more.
So what am I going to try to do in March?
Finance – NO CREDIT CARD !!! I really mean it this time. When various people pull their heads out of their arses, Mark’s pay will go back to his pre-injury level which should make it easier.
Health and Wellbeing – Keep eating a roughly paleoish diet and walk with Mark and the dogs every day.
Education – Catch up on my reading (nearly there), stay up to day and get my first assignments in on time.
Creativity – Finn’s due for a new jumper, so I’ll do a basic vest for him. He’s growing up very quickly and he won’t be happy to wear Mum’s knitting for much longer, so I need to make the most of it while I can.
Decluttering/Minimalism – It feels very much like a Sisyphean task, but I’m going to continue to chip away at the stuff in our house. I don’t hold out any hope of turning it into a minimalist paradise, but it’d be nice to see some clear surfaces …
Giving – I’m going to fill the car boot once a week for an op shop run and to do a tip run at the end of the month.