After the Women’s March in LA, yesterday, I’ve decided to add another goal for this year.
Read to the boys every day.
I didn’t miss a night this week. And we read a range of old favorites. This week I pulled out Make Way for Ducklings that we hadn’t read in a while.
Read 25 books (2/25) (not related to above)
I didn’t finish any books, but my sister sent me March by John Lewis and Seth gave me Beautiful Losers and The Day of the Locust for my birthday. Books! Yay!
Reduce debt to 45% of credit available (the amount of debt I’m carrying is my biggest stressor)
We switched me over to being paid a different way to allow me to be considered freelance, therefore being able to be on Seth’s insurance. We have some big medical bills to pay off, a lot that we owe to the boy’s school, and I’m going to be unemployed for a couple of weeks in February before I start my next gig. Look for this space to remain dire until mid-March. Maybe a little later.
30 days of face care in a row (21/30)
Still washing my face every night! Still using this fancy face cream.
Get a mammogram
I did not, but I did make my annual physical appointment with my OBGYN for the week after next so I should be getting a mammogram referral then.
Go to the gym 30 times (1/30)
I didn’t make it to the gym again this week. I feel like I’ll be able to knock off a few in February when I’m unemployed, and my new gig is RIGHT across the street from a branch of my gym.
15 minutes of standing for every hour sitting at work
I found that if I don’t stand up for the first 2 hours of the day, I’m not really that likely to want to stand up. Ever. That is probably the laziest thing I’ve ever admitted about myself, but there you go.
Get my teeth cleaned
I did not get my teeth cleaned this week.
Floss every day
I did! I flossed every day!
Eat vegetables one time a week (3/52)
I ate vegetables 4 out of 6 days. I can do better, but I did eat them at least one time, so here’s to really easy goals!
Break phone addiction (phone off at 10pm at night and away when I’m not taking pictures or checking email at home)
Haha. Well, going to the Women’s March in LA has me glued to my phone. I have LOVED seeing everyone’s photos and reading about their experiences. I am going to try to go on a social media black out next week.
Get acupuncture 5 times (0/5)
I made an appointment, but I just realized I need to change that appointment because of all of these school meetings I have this coming week for the charter schools we’ve applied to. UGH.
Go on 10 dates with Seth (2/10)
After tonight, I’ll have gone on 2/10.
Go away without the kids with Seth
We were here. Together. Not away.
100 acts of active resistance (4/100)
This is my new one! I am going to broadly define my “acts of active resistance” to participating in marches, donating money to causes, calling/communicating my Congressman and Senators, and participating in ‘get out the vote’ activities in the CA-25 (the closest Republican controlled district to me that we’re going to swing left in 2018) and anything else I think can be qualified as resisting this new administrations policies that do not align with the vision I have for a country I want to raise my children in.
So, this year so far I’ve:
- Marched in the Women’s March in LA
- Donated money to an artist creating resistance artwork
- Called my Congressman, Ted Lieu, to thank him for boycotting the election
- Signed up for Swing Left to volunteer for CA-25 get out the vote activities
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