Monday, February 28, 2011

Project 52: Winter's Almost Over Edition

Today is the last day of February. This means so many things. It means that spring is hopefully coming soon. It means that I register Monkey for kindergarten tomorrow. It means that I haven't posted a Project 52 update in over a month.

Since my initial goal to to post updates once a month, I'm kind of running out of time.

Despite February getting the short end of the stick in length, I made up for it in productivity.

Here's how things are going.

6. Visit 3 new restaurants.
This one is done! Originally, I was going to make the goal visiting 5 new restaurants, but since we eat out so little, I didn't want to be too ambitious. However, this was super easy. I've had brunch at two different restaurants, went out for sushi for the first time. For Valentine's Day, Hubster surprised me with dinner at this phenomenal local restaurant. The food was everything it was hyped up to be. Even though this one is done, I'm not letting myself of the hook. If we get the opportunity to eat out, I will always try to consider some place new.

7. Plan monthly menus.
This is nearly done. I just need to type them up so we can actually use them.

8. Meet my girlfriends for brunch one a month.
So far, 2/12. This has to be one of my favorite things. Not only does this mean that I get to eat at new restaurants, but this scheduled girl social time is therapeutic. This is an easy resolution to keep.

9. Send birthday cards to all my siblings and be on time this year.
So far, so good. This one is a lot of work, though, with so many siblings.

15. Use my crock pot once a month.
2/12. So far, it's just been boring old chicken, but the stress relief of having dinner ready at the end of the day is wonderful.

16. Catch up on my book reviews.
I wrote one book review. I only have like 6 left. It's getting to the point I can't even remember what books I read.

19. Register Monkey for kindergarten.
I do this tomorrow! Ack!

23. Go to the doctor and get my hand looked at.
So this is turning into a cluster. I made the first appointment just fine. I was so proud of myself. But then I had to make an appointment with physical therapy, and now the surgeon wants me to see rheumatology, and then make a follow up appointment. There just isn't time. I'm still working on it.

24. Introduce my children to musicals.
We've watched The King and I and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I'm really starting to doubt that my boys will ever share my love of musicals. Which is a good thing in Hubster's opinion.

27. Read 5 non-work related books.
I've read 3 books so far. Reviews to come. Maybe.

31. Try to go visit family in Utah.
This is planned! Tickets are bought! We are going! How could I fit in some more exclamation points?! More about this at a later date.

34. Go skiing.
Just when I thought we weren't going to do this, we had a huge snow storm and we went. It was so much fun!

35. Take my children to 3 different museums.
Maybe we're strange, but we love museums. Even Monkey. We spent an afternoon exploring the university museum of natural history. There are skeletons and re-creations of ancient landscapes and hundreds of taxidermy animals. What's not to love?

38. Schedule date night with Hubster at least once a month.
We went on a date this month, making us 1/12, or 50% of the months so far. Which is a pretty good start. If we keep this up, I'll be very happy.

46. Study 1 hour a day, 5 days a week for at four weeks in a row.
I'm attempting to tackle this goal right now. I did really good last week, and this week I have to study for a exam on Saturday. So hopefully I can keep the momentum going.

48. Start my blogging project for my boys.
This is started here and here. I had originally wanted to post every month, but it might be every other month. It's amazing how fast time flies.

51. Volunteer for something at my kid's school.
I signed Hubster up to volunteer. Is that the same thing?

Phew! I'm exhausted. I've been busy. At this rate, I should be done with everything mid-April. Or I'll just get really tired, dish myself up a big bowl of ice cream and work on my DVR list.


  1. Maybe try the Labyrinth for a musical? It has fart jokes, puppets and war in it. They might like it. Hope we get to see you when you come out here.

  2. Re: #9: we have birthdays every single month of the year. June/July is uber-busy with 9 birthdays in 6 weeks.

  3. Way to go!
    Fun goals, good family time, good career planning...Amazing always!

  4. I am so happy you are going to see your family!!!!! You should have just added more ! at the end of your sentences. I found a blogger who only does crockpot recipes – including yogurt (yes, I couldn't get past it either). I find the link and send it to you.

    COngrats so far.


  5. Wow, you've been busy! I can not believe how much you were able to accomplish in the past month. You are amazing. And I LOVE museums, too! Very cool. Good luck registering Monkey for kindergarten... *sniff*