Monday, March 31, 2008

March Wrap Up

It's the end of March? I can't believe it.

This months been a little tough in the goal department because of my maid's accident. I haven't had as much time to pursue my goals since I've been busy cooking and cleaning and doing laundry and fun stuff like that. I am actually much happier being at home by myself, but the cleaning does get a little old after a while.

Vanessa took two weeks off, got her cast off (really just some ace bandages) and came back for two days. She obviously wasn't better because she couldn't walk so I told her to go back to the doctor. There's a serious problem here with dengue right now, so the hospitals are full of sick people making things like hurt legs not so important in the public hospitals. So, I paid for her to go to a private doctor (only $15.00) and they told her foot was, in fact, broken (the first doctor at the public hospital told her it was just bruised). So, now she has one of those boot things on and won't be working for the next 35 days. At least. So, I'm playing musical muchachas with her mom and cousin a couple of days a week.

Anyway, on to my goals:

1) Exercise: I think I was 19 for 25 days again. I made improvements over February because I started adding some long runs in prep for my 1/2 marathon in June. I think I upped my mileage a little too fast because 2 days after my 70 minute run last week, while I was out on a jog, my ankle started hurting and swelled up. I had to take a cab home from my run. :( It's feeling better now, but I'm going to give it a few more days to heal.

2)Pick up after myself: My clothes are picked up for the most part, and now Pedro's highchair tray is usually clean. So, I am going to add keeping clutter out of my bedroom this month. I hate piles of "stuff", especially in my bedroom.

3) Laundry: going fine, I'm getting it done earlier in the day and that makes my nights more relaxing. I don't think I'll report on this goal again. GOAL ACCOMPLISHED.

4) Hug my Kids: Sadly, I've found that doing all of the housework makes me grouchier towards my kids, especially when they add to my workload (which is like every.single.second they are awake). I better learn how to be nice to my kids even though I have to clean; we're not going to live this life forever!

5) Learn Excel: Huh??? No time in March for this goal. Sorry Excel, I still think you're cool, but you're not too useful at cleaning potties.

6) Portuguese: Slowly improving. Guapo and I had to give talks in church a couple of weeks ago in Portuguese, that's always an adventure. And I feel like my English and Spanish are getting worse and worse, so that's a good sign, I guess...

7) Primary songs: Just one: "We'll Bring the World His Truth" which our primary president prefers to "Called to Serve" for the primary program.

Not such a productive month, but what with Pedro's and Margarita's birthdays, no maid, Easter, and our little trip, all and all I'm satisfied.

thanks for humoring me, I know these posts about my goals are boring...


Unknown said...

That was sweet of you to pay for your maid to get her foot looked at again...especially since it IS broken!

I think you've done a great job on your goals considering the month you've had. Way to go accomplishing your laundry goal. Life is easier I think when the laundry is under control!

Ballerina Girl said...

not boring at all Gabs!
PLEASE, let me know how i can help out.
I am coming over as soon as you say so, ok!
Love, BG

Janice said...

Wow! I need to look at my goals and see how I am doing. I know I am excercising more--jump ropping daily but I think everything else has gone into the toilet. Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Your goals inspire me!