Wow! I can't believe I am three months into my challenge already! The time is seriously flying by! I keep expecting it to get harder to come up with the next month's list, but it hasn't yet. It took me all of about 10 minutes yesterday to do April's list. I'll post that tomorrow.
So, my husband came back tonight after being away for work for three days. I feel like since he left early Monday morning, that my son has operated on one speed and one speed only... WIDE OPEN... ALL THE TIME! Although he is at a super fun age and I adore his energy and the funny things that come out of his mouth and the way he mimics everything I say and do, I was ready for a little break tonight. Since I'm giving up Starbucks for the month of April, I thought it would be the perfect time for me to take my laptop and go settle in, do my last blog post and enjoy my last Starbucks drink for the next 30 days. Really, I should have just stayed home.
I hauled my laptop in, set up, plugged in, booted up... and then spent 35 minutes trying to connect to their wireless network. I have a user name and password. It recognized it. And every single time it would say REJECTED! Awesome! Plus it was super hot in there... and I was drinking a hot chocolate. So, now I was really annoyed, frustrated and starting to sweat. Finally I gave up, packed up and came home. So here I am. It's 9:30 p.m. I had hoped to be in bed by now since I'll be getting up at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow to go to the gym! (Which by the way I managed to recruit my neighbor to go with me, just by telling her what I had started doing! Imagine that! So, now I have extra motivation to get up, knowing that she'll be waiting in her driveway at 5:10 a.m. to meet me!)
Okay, so... this afternoon I broke down all of the paperboard boxes in our recycling bin. Tomorrow is trash and recycling day and I'm hoping they will (finally) take our paper! I'm hoping that the only reason they keep leaving it because the boxes weren't broken down, but we'll find out tomorrow!
Next, I worked on my task list for Kidzola. So, technically, I'm a work at home Mom. I am the Marketing Manager for this awesome start up company called Kidzola.com If you haven't heard of it, you need to check it out. It's an online consignment site for kids stuff, baby gear, kids clothes, toys and maternity clothes! It's free to list items and you can sell locally or nationally (if you are willing to ship). We also have consultants, which is a GREAT work from home job, who take care of consigning items for busy Mom's with too much stuff and not enough time to do it themselves. So, I have felt a little scatterbrained lately with my tasks. I have weekly goals I am supposed to meet for media outlets, Moms groups and websites and blogs to contact. Today I went through my inbox, made my task list and got myself organized! Now I'm all ready to go with a fresh prospective!
And finally, I ordered a dog bed for The Molly Dog. (yes, we really call her THE Molly Dog) We had a $100 gift certificate to L.L. Bean that we had received as a Christmas gift and we decided it would best be spent on a nice dog bed for Molly. We have three lab mixes. Molly is the largest. She weighs about 70 pounds. All three dogs used to sleep in the bed with us (we also had a queen size bed back then). Fun times. Now we have a king size bed and Molly has started sleeping on the floor in our bedroom. All three of the dogs turn 10 years old this year, and we felt like it was time to get Molly her own comfy bed. Since we had $100, we were able to get her the nice fleece lined bed with her name embroidered on it. I know she's going to love it!
And that's it! March is all wrapped up! I can't believe it! I guess it's true that small successes breed larger successes! This whole concept is TOTALLY working for me! Each month that goes by just makes me more excited for the next one to get started!