I would like to tell you that I have totally aced everything I set out to do...but I can't. I guess the reason I chose these two particular items for my challenge this month is that they are things that are challenging for me. They are not things I can change overnight. YET...I have made progress!
1. This one is a BIG ONE (for me) I am going to get to bed before midnight this month.
This may prove to be the most difficult for me. You see, during the day if I have time alone it is to do work or lesson plan. But at night is the one time I can just vegetate. LOL. This makes going to bed a challenge as I know what awaits me in the morning. No, I do not dread the morning, but let me tell ya, being a special needs parent is not easy. Yes, it can be an absolute joy but it also can wring out every bit of energy and patience out of a mama. (or dad...or sister) To sit here in complete silence, just hearing the crickets outside, rejuvenates me even more than a wonderful cup of coffee. I will say that I have been going to bed earlier this week. It just tends to be 12:30 not 12:00. I'm workin' on it. ;)
2. I am going to drink a gallon of water a day.I am doing even better with this one. It has helped me become a lot more conscious of my intake. A couple days I did reach the 8 - 8 ounce glasses but most days it was 7 glasses. THIS is good though as it is more than I was doing before. The main issue I have come up with is, ahem, I need to be doing it earlier in the day as drinking a couple of glasses of water after 8 means I am up and down all night. TMI huh?
3. What is number three? I tend to be a packrat. I have gotten better but I have a long way to go. So...everyday for the month of October I am going to either giveaway, throwaway, or sell 30 items every day.
This one I have been more successful with. Monday through Saturday I did just that. Today I didn't get to it but on the other days I did more than the 30 items so it pretty much evened out. I love the results! Oh and I just sold one of my son's Disney costumes from when he was little on Ebay for 62.00...woohoo! Can't beat that.
So it is coming along and I know next week will be even better with all three goals!!!
Tomorrow will be a busy day! After lunch we have Geography club and our assignment is to tell about foods from France and to bring the snack. I admit, this WILL be fun and yummy. Hopefully this week I will also be signing my daughter up for some writing homework help, as it is really needed right now. I love to write, but somehow I am finding teaching HER to write is only causing a major conflict between us. So it's time to call in some help from the outside.