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The List // September

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First let’s revisit August, shall we?

  1. Swimming. Done (as seen here, fully clothed, I’m way too pregnant to post myself in actual swimwear.)
  2. Organize two closets. Done.
  3. Paint. Hahaha, nope.
  4. Monitor Craigslist like a stalker. Done, but without success.
  5. Read four books this month. Yes!
  6. Hem the curtains I bought a year ago. No, no, no. Still embarrassed, though I may take the suggestion to use iron on hem tape (thanks, Katie!).
  7. Exercise (beyond a brisk walk) twice a week. No, but with good reason. Higher intensity exercise (than say walking or swimming) is out for the remainder of my pregnancy.
  8. Create one literary mixtape. Done, it’s here.
  9. Finish watching Stranger Things. I said it was tough for me to watch tv and I really meant that. So, another big nope…
  10. Print some of my Instagram pictures (and create our family travel book). Half. I printed some new instagram pictures.
  11. Finish building my fauxdenza. YES. It’s beautiful (for Ikea).

Now onto September…

  1. Go camping in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is absolutely one of those things that reads better on paper than in actual experience, but I’m going to give it a try. I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
  2. Paint. Yep, still on here.
  3. Blog once a week/Read one book a week. I fondly remember a time when this wasn’t necessary to list, but…life.
  4. Get a nursery going. I wish I didn’t care about this, but I do… I am too poor to love good design. Plus the odds of me getting it done after the baby is born are quite low…
  5. Save money. This sort of goes against number four (which still needs to happen at some point, I’m not talking an extensive nursery or anything). But I am definitely coming up to one of my sore points… Unpaid maternity leave! My maternity leave will extend over the most expensive time of the year (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years), so I better save now.
  6. Cook at home more. I generally do, but lately I’ve been putting in a lot of extra hours at work and my kids have practice and/or lessons until 7… You get the idea. It also ties in with #5.

What is on your list?

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  • http://www.marelden.com mariahelena

    Great job on your things for August. Have a good month :-)

  • Louise Falconer

    I found your list quite comforting. There is some solace to know other parents are struggling a little to keep the balance and the zen, if you know what I mean!

    Weezelle @ wordsandeaves.com

  • Kailana

    I hope you have a great September! I amazingly did finish Stranger Things and haven’t really watched anything since. lol

  • http://rivercityreading.com Shannon @ River City Reading

    You did a pretty fabulous job keeping to things in August, I’m not sure I would have done so well! Good luck with September (especially the nursery/money debacle!)

  • http://lindzlibrary.blogspot.com/ Lindsay @ Lindsay’s Library

    I hope you have a fabulous time in RMNP! Enjoy the fall colors for me! :)

  • http://readingtheend.com/ Jenny @ Reading the End

    Ugh, what IS on my list? The most important one is that I’ve got to set up a supplemental retirement account, which I’ve been meaning to do all year but have been putting off because I don’t know enough about it and I feel anxious and insecure. :p But it must be done! I’ve at least got to meet with the retirement guy in the month of September!

  • http://www.bookishlyboisterous.blogspot.com/ Christine @ BookishlyB

    You have two kids, a job, and are growing a human- you win 😉

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