February into March

Where did February go? How is it March? I know that February is short, but it literally flew right by…


  • January Wellness Weekend 
  • Weekend away with the kids – We are planning a camping trip for part of spring break. Stay tuned!
  • Anniversary weekend away
  • Family vacation – We have booked parts of our trip to Greece this summer. Watch for more information about the things we will be doing there!


  • Read 30 books. (7/30)
  • Read 2 “self-help” books or books about fostering creativity. (1/2)


  • Daily Q&A – Still keeping up with this!
  • Post in my blog at least 5 times a month or 60 blog posts. (10/60)
  • Work through the Right to Write. (43 chapters) (8/43)
  • 500 Writing Prompts – 3 writing prompts a month (36 total) (6/36)
  • Work through Writing Better Lyrics. (2 chapters per month, 24 total) (4/24)


  • Practice and complete a daily devotional. I have been able to keep up so far!


  • Create one new Singalong packet for my Singalongs (for work). (0/1)
  • Learn at least 3 new Classical pieces on the piano. (0/3)
  • Work on learning at least 3 of the modes. (1/3)
  • Listen to 10 classical music pieces. I have a new book about listening to Beethoven’s piano music that I intend to use for this purpose. (1/10) – I started reading this book and I am starting to listen to some of Beethoven’s first concertos.
  • Earn at least 20 CMTE’s (continuing education). (0/20) – I am finishing up a CMTE course right now that would give me 10 points, as well as supervising students that will eventually give me an additional 2 points.

Home and Organization:

  • Complete Bonus Room Transformation.
  • Fix the other part of the deck and stain it.
  • Wash windows and glass doors in the house.
  • Go through and re-organize the pantry. 
  • Go through refrigerator.
  • Go through freezers.


  • Inflatable Fun Factory 
  • CMoe
  • Game Night
  • Movie Night – We watched Pete’s Dragon this past weekend and it was a really good movie.
  • Gatti Town or Chuck E. Cheese
  • Make a home video with the kids.
  • Paint with the kids.


  • Provide at least 3 meals at the Ronald McDonald house. (1/3)
  • Volunteer at the soup kitchen at least once.


  • Run the 10-mile River Race in May. – I am planning to start training more in March.
  • Complete at least 5 fitness challenges. Doing these kinds of challenges helps me to keep carving out time to do something physical and it gives me a chance to focus on some areas that I feel like I need to work on. (1/5) – I am in the middle of my second challenge. I’m having trouble keeping up sometimes but I’m making it work.
  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water on most days. – I kind of fell back into old habits, so I am working on getting back into this.
  • Do something active at least 3 times a week. – This has been working out so far!


  • Eat at 8 new restaurants on our list of places to try. (1/8)
  • I plan to cook at least 10 international meals this year. (1/10) – We made a Greek meal this past weekend.
  • Take at least one day to “retreat” and work on my writing, music, etc.
  • Do something nice for myself at least 20 times. This could mean taking a bath, spending time playing the piano just for fun, buying a piece of clothing that I want, reading a book by the fire even when I still have work to do, or anything that contributes to the idea of doing something nice for myself. (1/20)

In February, we also celebrated Valentine’s Day and went to Disney on Ice with the kids.

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How is your year going so far?


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