Sunday, October 6, 2013

How am I doing on my challenge?

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.


  1. ooohhhh I LOVE this idea. As I have read this blog post. I have also read through the other blog post that gives the rules. Is it to late to do this? I so need anything as an encouragement and accountability to help change bad habits. (Like going to bed after midnight,myself.)

  2. Not too late at all! Let me know if you do start so I can cheer you on!