Setting some goals last month really helped guide my April. I have a lot of juggling going on right now, and it was really nice to be able to come back refer to my April goals and make sure I was on track. Let’s see how I did with April’s goals:
Review of April Goals
Make footstoolsand pillows for the nursery. I finished half this goal! I got our footstool done. And then my sewing machine died a quick and painless (well, painless for the machine) death before I could get started on the pillows. I just ordered a new machine and will be adding the pillow to my May goals.
- Clean out our closet. Nope. This didn’t happen.
Get the outdoor spaces ready for summer. Done! We actually worked hard this past weekend to get our front porch all ready for summer living. Complete all recipe development for my second cookbook.I’m not quite finished with this, but I’m still crossing it off because I’m so close! Write five Wholefully posts for maternity leave. Done!
- Transfer 25 recipes to Ziplist. Nope. Didn’t do it. My plan is to work on this during maternity leave.
Treat myself to a spa day.Done! Take every Friday night off.I actually did really well with this! I didn’t take every Friday off, but I tried to take at least one evening a week off. Read a book.I read two books in April! Woohoo! Keep as active as possible.Done. I’m moving slow, but I’m still moving.
Alright, and onto what I want to accomplish in May:
1. Finish the nursery. The nursery is pretty functional now, but we still have a lot of little projects I’d like to accomplish to make it pretty. Things I’d like to do this month: sew throw pillows, work on a gallery wall, organize the closet and dresser, sew changing pad covers.
2. Organize sewing area. I’ve been doing so many craft and sewing projects lately, and my sewing nook is an absolute mess because of it. I need to do some serious organizing.
3. Deep clean the whole house (and keep it clean). Craig and I have been working so hard to get prepped for our maternity and paternity leave that our housekeeping has, uh, taken a backseat. I’d hate to come home from giving birth to a dirty, messy house. My goal is to get this house spotless this month, and then keep up with a baseline cleaning maintenance schedule that’ll take us to my due date.
4. Clean out our closet. Yup! I’m putting this back on the list. I’d like to go through and bring all my nursing-friendly clothing to the front of the closet and get it all ready for summer.
5. Write 25 posts for Wholefully for maternity leave. My goal is to store enough posts in the hopper to have content for Wholefully for at least 3-4 days a week (and hoping I’ll have enough time to fill in the rest of the space with “live” posts about life with a newborn). May is my month to stash projects, recipes and content for the blog!
6. Finish up all outstanding projects. My cookbook baby is due May 15th (and I’m hoping to get it done before that), and after that, I want to focus on finishing up all the odds-and-ends projects before June comes. I have a handful of freelance articles to write, a few recipes to develop, a few things to do for our photography business, and a few design projects that are in progress to finish up. My goal is to be done with all my work by June 1st. Let’s hope Baby J decides to stay all warm and cozy in my belly until after then.
7. Get a pedicure. It’s pretty much impossible to reach my toes anymore, and before I go into labor, I’d love to get one last pedicure. Plus, my swollen feet and ankles could use the massage.
8. Read two books. I’d like to keep up the good momentum from April and keep reading!
9. Get hospital bags packed. We’re closing in on go-time, and I need to get our hospital bags packed. If anyone has any suggestions for must-haves at the hospital, let me know!
10. Drink 10 glasses of water a day. I’ve been struggling to get my water in lately, but it is super, dooper important during the third trimester (dehydration is actually a common cause of pre-term labor). Must keep drinking!