Just realized that with all the goings on in September, I dropped the ball on blogging my goal review.
Definitely going to fall short on my goal of 50 books and I won’t get a chance to track down Usagi Yojimbo before the year is over.1 I’ll probably get most of the way through The Wheel of Time audiobooks though. In general I’m pretty happy with my reading progress this year regardless of goals achieved.
We continue to look forward to a trip to France one day. But we are keeping our plans very flexible since we’ve also started casually house hunting. If we find the right house it’ll likely put any major vacation plans on hold for a while.
I’m really happy that I’ve still managed to keep up with a toy rotation. It needs some work — bigger boxes and a 4th box to add to the mix — but with the bones in place, hopefully it’ll be just a matter of time to get the system refined and improved as toys come and go. I’m sure there will be a rough patch as we need to start working with toys for 2 age groups, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
I am getting lots of chance to practice babywearing! I managed to do a tandem carry once I got the go ahead from my doctor to start getting active again. And I’ve done some nursing while wearing little Bean (must try to do more of this too!) Now that I’ve had a chance to get used to it too, I’ve got a new parenting babywearing goal . . . I want to get Bean into back carries by Christmas with a superman toss.2
I’ve also crossed another goal for the year off my list . . . taking a class with Locutus. We are currently doing a gym class on Saturdays. It involves a lot of running around, screaming, chaos and mahem. You can imagine it’s a 2 year old’s dream! It isn’t a terribly effective workout for me, but it’s nice to get him out with other kids in a more controlled and regular system.
Everything is pretty much on hold while I get ready for Christmas. But, since some of my projects were for Christmas anyway, it will still help me make progress. Notably, we just bought the fabric to make a stocking for Locutus and Bean.3
Fitness & Health Goals
I’ve stopped clocking how far I walk. Mostly just due to the inconvenience of having to fiddle with my iPhone as we start and stop our walks each day.
I’m totally ready to start doing some workouts (whenever time will allow) but want to look up some good exercises for those with separated ab muscles. The separation isn’t big, but doing too much right now could make it worse. Between breastfeeding, our walks (almost daily), and chasing after a toddler, I’m back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. However, I’d really like to start working on more strength exercises and get slowly working on some cardio as well (too much huffing and puffing). My energy this time around is already so much better and I know once I start getting some workouts in that it’ll help even more.
All in all, I feel like I’ve kicked 2013′s ass! It’s been a super-productive year and I’m already thinking about what to set my sights on for 2014. How has your year gone? You still have time to turn things around and end on a high note!
- Perhaps once I can read physical books without risk of my kids destroying them, I’ll do another graphic novel challenge? [↩]
- You probably don’t understand all of what that means, but that’s ok. If you’re still super curious, practice your google-fu. [↩]
- Bean doesn’t get anything in his stocking until he’s 2, but it’s a quick project so I may as well make both now. [↩]