I’m feeling not too bad about March’s goals. Despite the massive obstacles this month, I think for once I managed to make some realistic goals and so I’m actually getting somewhere with most of them.
- Sleep well before the move and beat jet lag as quickly as possible after – I was not doing well in this department and started to fight a cold due to the lack of good sleep. Then a dear Chinese friend came through and showed me where I could buy a custom made cotton-filled duvet (for less than department store prices, mind you). Oh. My. Goodness. It is divine! For two nights now, we have slept in a little cocoon, completely oblivious to the temperature. And whaddaya know? I feel better. I have more energy. I can climb mountains. Well, possibly not the last one, but we plan to soon, since there’s one in our backyard. Seriously.
- Maintain a healthy exercise schedule coming into the move so I can get back at it as quickly as possible afterward. Okay, more hefting of heavy bags, more walking up and down the hill to the market. (Actually tonight I ran, since I was trying to make it before they closed.) But no actual exercise. Before we left Canada, we bought a Bodylastics system, and I have every intention of getting into a routine with the Pilates portion of the program, but my exercise mat is doubling as a sleeping pad right now, since we still have no furniture, and I’m feeling it is more important for it to fulfill that role at the moment. I want to get back into using my new favorite exercise video, but I need two five-pound weights. At the moment, we have more important priorities for our spending than that (like a cozy duvet). We also had a bit of a problem. When we moved into this apartment, the hot water in the shower lasted 3 minutes. That’s barely long enough for one person to take a shower! And with the coolness of the apartment, it just didn’t seem like a good combination. I really had no desire to get sweaty and then have only 3 minutes to get unsweaty again. So I avoided sweat. However, the landlord installed a wonderful new hot water heater on Saturday–so wonderful I was able to take a nice hot bath! I’m promising myself that this week I’ll pull out the mini-trampoline and get something accomplished that actually qualifies as exercise.
- Finish packing before the move, unpack and organize the kitchen, bathrooms and homeschool room after the move to get things up and rolling ASAP. Did my best at this goal. Still not completely packed, but the homeschool room is looking more or less put together (minus the missing furniture) and the kids each have a bin now with their own clothes inside, in lieu of drawers or closets. I assembled some small shelves so they could organize their belongings and their room actually looks quite lovely. (They’re all sleeping in one room right now, until furniture and heat arrives.) I have begun to sort through my clothing as well, and the kitchen is 90% there and quite functional.
Are you accomplishing your goals this month?