Week in Review 8

March was an exciting month here in the middle and the final week was no different. Without further ado, let’s get listing!

I was on spring break from work which meant I had a full week to do some of the fun work around the house. I gave the carpets a second round of steam cleaning, hung pictures, and planted some plants.

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I explored our neighborhood and enjoyed the one sunny day I had by taking a walk to our downtown to get myself a shiny new library card.

Z and I joined up at the local Costco where we immediately stocked up on the essentials…

 
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All those little, domestic, activities were fun, but they paled in comparison to the highlight of the week. On March 31st we got married!

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We had a private ceremony (plus my BFF who drove all the way in from Buffalo to surprise me), took some beautiful photos, and celebrated with a few of our favorite things.

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We spent the next day celebrating with our immediate family (my parents got us the cutest little cake) and we have an open house planned to celebrate with our extended families in the summer (once we’ve had a chance to work on our yard).

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And because there is obviously no better way to celebrate, we wrapped up the weekend by starting on some much-needed yard work. Z dug out the gutters while I started on raking all the leaves that the previous owners had left from last fall #domestic.

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Monthly Challenges March 2017

Spring is just around the corner and so is the purchase of our house! for my March monthly challenges, I’m embracing the new beginning to try a little self-improvement that (in my mind) is long overdue.

30 days of Hairstyles

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I have always been jealous of the girls who know how to do things with their hair. 99.9% of the time mine ends up in a messy ponytail to keep it out of reach of grabby hands when I’m on behavior calls with my students. That being said I know plenty of women who manage to maintain a balance of beauty and function when it comes to their hair… this month I’m hoping to become one of them.

Morning Routine

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I’m planning to use this month do develop a morning self-care routine. Right now I have a lot of things that I do inconsistently and a lot of things that I want to try. My plan is to use this month to try them out and develop a routine that is suited to me. I know that consistent routines are an important part of keeping me from feeling overwhelmed and I’m looking forward to using my space (in our place!) to find the balance I need.

Are you an expert at doing hair?  Do you have a morning routine you love? Shout out with any advice you have in the comments.

 

Week in Review 5

I’m trying to live this year with intention which has given me an appreciation for the seemingly normal activities of daily life. What better way to reflect on the beauty of those simple moments than through  Meghan’s weekly list party?!

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I wrote 6 annual IEP’s, reviewed 5 potential students for admission, completed testing for 2 triennial evaluations, and evaluated a new home health patient. It has been the week from paperwork h*ll. The only bright side to having all the paperwork done is the 2-week break I have before my next batch of meetings starts up… just in time to do quarterly updates on my whole caseload.

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I also battled some sort of stomach bug on and off for this week. It wasn’t the plague that swept my school at the start of the month and it was probably (definitely) related to a certain friend being in town for the week, but it left me nauseous and sluggish in a way that I haven’t been for a long time. Obviously, the best solution to anything that makes you feel that crummy is Tumeric Tea and a good book.

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I finished the month strong with my #MinsGame challenge, clearing 73 unneeded items from my life in the month of February (hence the big trip to Goodwill).  I was less successful with my proposed handstand challenge, I blame the aforementioned stomach issues for limiting that challenge, but at least I did get moving a few days this past week which did my body (and my mind!) some good.

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Z and I made a trip to Ikea for our kitchen furniture and booked our Uhaul for the move. We also finished packing all but the essentials still in use… and took a huge pile of stuff to Goodwill.

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I decided on my monthly challenges for March and cleaned up some blog posts that have been sitting in my draft tab for far too long.

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I did the usual ironing/room cleaning/grocery shopping chores. It was super easy to grocery shop this week as we’re trying to clear out all the food we have before the move… it may be a little harder to eat as I try to use up the random bits of pasta/veggies/cheese/meats we have but what’s life without a little challenge.

What’s one challenge you’re facing this week? Any advice for a control freak who’s gearing up for a move?