I don’t often share personal updates here on the blog, but I thought some of you would enjoy hearing what’s been going on in my life, so I may start posting this weekly updates more regularly (although probably not every single week.
My big accomplishment for last week was getting my last batch of ebay stuff I sold shipped out, along with taking a whole bunch of stuff to Goodwill. Getting read of things feels so good! My husband got rid of several books he doesn’t need, an I went through my older clothes (that don’t fit) and got rid of several things. Once something is out of your house you never have to organize it again! It’s the best organizing tool there is, it’s completely free, and it helps others!
My husband also made a lot of progress on our basement. It’s been in a weird semi-finished state since we moved in. Long story, but lots of ugly wood paneling, in several layers and some wallpaper coupled with a “flood” the day before we moved in from a broken water line to the refrigerator resulted in a total disaster:
He has taken off all the wallpaper (super easy, actually, when it’s on top of paneling), all the bottom paneling, sanded off all the glue where the light color paneling was attached to the original paneling, filled in all the cracks with drywall mud, sanded it, and primed. We also have everything out of there (moved it to the garage), and he’s ready to paint! It already looks so much better and brighter! I can’t wait to show after photos. (I would take a current in progress photo, but it’s already dark.
This weekend we traveled several hours to my cousin’s wedding in Tennessee. It was a pretty quick trip with a lot of time spent in the car, but we really enjoyed the time we got to spend with family and were so glad to get to be at the wedding. It was a beautiful wedding. Here’s my husband and I ready to head to the wedding. (Notice the railing hiding the baby bump – I didn’t even plan it that way!)
I had a midwife appointment last week at 32 weeks, and everything is still looking great! I’m pretty sure she’s finally turned head down. I’ve gained a total of 4 pounds so far this pregnancy, but 3 of those were put on in the last 3 weeks! She really hit a growth spurt, and I can definitely feel it! I’ve been growing so quickly, everything feels so tight, and her movements have gotten more forceful and visible. It’s very exciting and hard to believe that she should be here in 6-10 weeks! I’m grateful not to have had any major problems, but I’ve been dealing with the normal third trimester discomforts.
Goals for this Week
I was inspired by Money Saving Mom’s weekly goal post and thought I’d share mine:
1) Exercise at least 3 times
2) Food journal with new app called 2Grand
3) Do May finance wrap up (personal and business)
4) Get 2014/2015 Planner Insert order submitted
5) Complete the next part of my secret project (will be announcing this very soon)
6) Schedule last lesson in the Get Organized Once and For All e-course
7) Declutter the under stair closet
8) Organize and put away all the baby’s clothes