November into December

Somehow we are moving into the last month of 2017…..I’m not sure how this happened!

Reading:

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

Writing:

  • Daily Q&A – Still keeping up with this!
  • Post in my blog at least 5 times a month or 60 blog posts. (55/60)
  • Work through the Right to Write. (43 chapters) (40/43)
  • 500 Writing Prompts – 3 writing prompts a month (36 total) (33/36)
  • Work through Writing Better Lyrics. (2 chapters per month, 24 total) (22/24)

Spiritual:

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

 Music:

  • Learn at least 3 new Classical pieces on the piano. (2/3)
  • 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. (3/10)
  • Earn at least 20 CMTE’s (continuing education). (17/20)

Home and Organization:

  • Fix the other part of the deck and stain it. – We still need to finish staining the rest of the deck, but because of the weather, it will most likely not be finished until spring now.
  • Wash windows and glass doors in the house – Oops…

Family:

  • Make a home video with the kids.
  • Paint with the kids.

Service:

  • Provide at least 3 meals at the Ronald McDonald house. (2/3)
  • Volunteer at the soup kitchen at least once.

Physical/Health:

  • Do something active at least 3 times a week. – I am still doing this for the most part.

Miscellaneous:

  • Eat at 8 new restaurants on our list of places to try. (6/8)
  • I plan to cook at least 10 international meals this year. (4/10)
  • Do something nice for myself at least 20 times. (5/20)

I have come to terms with the fact that I won’t get all of this done, but I know that I did a lot of things that I wanted to do.

Other things that happened in November include Eric running a race in Vienna, IL. The kids and I spent the day hanging out in Metropolis, IL and Paducah, KY.

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The following weekend, I attended a music therapy conference in St. Louis. It was a great opportunity to get some fresh ideas and I came back feeling even more motivated.

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Thanksgiving came next and we spent that weekend in Cincinnati, but not before putting up our Christmas tree! On the way home, we hung out at the Louisville zoo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gosh, I can’t believe it’s already December!

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