Guess who’s still enjoying “Holiday Break”? This girl!
Want to know two major benefits of being married to a teacher?
1) My husband has summers off.
2) My husband has an annual two week “Holiday Break”.
Guess who else always takes an annual two week “Holiday Break”? This girl! (Brag, brag.)
Guess who loves “Holiday Break?” This girl!
“Check-in” and “recap” blog posts are not usually my thing, but neither are “excessive quotation marks” and I seem to be dishing these lovely punctuation marks up at a mighty fine clip today, so I am just going to roll with it.
Since the official first day of break (December 20th) I have been busy. Not one, not two, but SIX Christmas celebrations! It has been a week of family visits galore.
Also on the agenda during this mighty fine two week break? I’m building a mudroom and revamping the office area in my house.
There’s nothing quite like a couple of remodeling projects and a crazy amount of family gatherings to keep you away from the computer. Here’s a few pictures to recap my past week:
So now, for the first time during this entire vacation, I’m sitting in my big comfy chair, surrounded by the smell of fresh paint, and I am taking a moment to reflect on 2014 and to prepare my 2015 goals.
Back in January when I had spontaneous dance parties in my living room whenever my blog reached 5 views in a single day, I posted my 2014 New Year’s resolutions. If you weren't one of the five people who saw my goals, here they are, updates included:
1. Save $10,000 (Fail: I got more than halfway there, and then we used the money to pay off our car.)
2. Go for a 60 minute walk every Sunday (Semi-success: Sundays got busy, but I made sure to walk for 60 consecutive minutes on at least one day per week.)
3. Develop more materials for work (Success: I made a bunch of nutrition handouts. Check out my TPT store!)
4. Organize photographs (Fail: Any helpful suggestions for making this happen?)
5. Top secret! (The secret goal: Have a baby. T-minus 8 weeks and counting!)
6. Use fewer plastic bags (Success: Canvas totes are all of the rage.)
7. Win a contest (Double Success: I won 2 contests! Prize winnings: A pair of Brooks Running Shoes, and a Nathan's Vaporwrap Hydration Race Vest. Score!)
8. Collect pop cans (Success: My strange hobby is paying off. I’m not rich yet, but I’m collecting some pretty change!)
9. Do Bikram yoga (Success: I completed a 60 day Bikram Yoga challenge)
10. Have a garage sale (Success! Bonus: I got rid of a lot of junk.)
8 out of 10 ain’t bad. Go me! Sure, I didn’t save $10,000 and I still have a billion photographs to organize, but for the most part I achieved my 2014 goals. I am a goal oriented person, and I love making New Year’s resolutions. I’m in the midst of perfecting my 2015 plans, and I will be sure to share them soon. Meanwhile, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my “Holiday Break” and I will be back in full blogging form soon!
Happy New Year and cheers to an enjoyable 2015!
P.S. Want to know what else happened in the early parts of 2014 when hardly anyone was reading my blog? I created a free Reach Your Goals worksheet, and I received my first blog comment ever on a post titled 14 Ways To Be Healthier In 2014. It was a fun year!