2019 Goals Revisited...

So back in January I made a nice long list of goals… I think it time we check in on our progress. I always make super lofty lists and never get through them all and that is ok. New comments on the old list are in bold FYI.


  • Finish living room built ins - we started these before Christmas but then slacked off. Our goal finish date is the weekend of Feb 16th/17th. We are in the homestretch. so close to being done! - DONE! We even had these completed by our goal date, shocking I know. I get that post done eventually…

  • Baby gate - ASAP - so our stairs don’t work with conventional baby gates, but we came up with a solution and it is time we get a gate up to keep Theo safe, and I can go the bathroom without bringing him with me. - DONE, however Theo does still like to go to the bathroom with me.

  • Kitchen- the first thing we are doing is painting, the rest really can wait. I’d love to see the whole thing done by the end of the year, but if we don’t have the money I’m not worried. It’s really all cosmetic. If we were going to be in this house another 15 years I’d totally do a more intensive face-lift, but we’re not.

    • Paint trim, crown, ceiling, walls - hopefully finish by the end of April?

    • New cabinet hardware

    • Restore floors - by end of summer?

    • New faucet

    • Better storage and organization for cabinets and counter

    • This is certainly not going to get done this year… maybe the painting

  • Refinish upstairs bedroom hardwoods - Summer - I want this done before we have another baby, and the summer is just the easier time to do it. The rug in Theo’s room won’t lay flat, and I know the carpet under it is all wrinkled. The current sewing room will be our next baby’s room and the carpet has some weird stains. I’d love to see all wood in those rooms with a rug down for warmth. I know I’m crazy, but I think the hardest part will be cleaning out and moving everything from the rooms while we sand and seal. - This is next up! It will be started, and maybe even finished this weekend.

  • Move & new garden boxes - before May / June - we are moving our garden boxes around a bit in backyard in preparation for a swing set maybe summer of 2020. We are also adding more boxes which will be great for me to have more ability to rotate crops and add cutting flowers. We are also going to put pea gravel in around where the new boxes will be going. - DONE(ish) - We did not make this deadline… and that is OK. These are done with the exception of needing to put the dirt in the boxes. We are waiting until fall so we can transfer as much of the dirt from the old boxes, so this needs one more day of work, but it is off our radar for now.

  • Playroom - I’ll spare you a current photo of this room, it was our old room downstairs that is now going to be the playroom / office. I’d like to get a couch for this room and decorate it all this year as well, but again $$$. We have already ripped out the carpet in here, we just have subfloor right now. We’ve been looking at floors and I am pretty excited about having so much more usable safe space on the main floor for Theo to play.

    • New floors

    • drywall work

    • paint walls, ceiling, crown, trim

    • maybe a couch and decorate

    • Not started - this is going to be the project after refinishing the floors. I think it will be the last thing we get done in 2019.

Other Megan Projects

These are just thing that Paul doesn’t need to help me with to get done.

  • Finish headboard - the buttons for the tufting are going to be the death of me - DONE DONE DONE DONE. This one was a B*TCH. Damn all of the buttons I had to cover.

  • Painting dining room table & chairs - I painted the table and redid it 2 years ago, but it isn’t quite what I wanted. I’m more certain of what I want this time, so I’m going to redo the table again. - NOT STARTED, and I spilled acetone on it so now it needs done even more so.

  • I’d love to finish our bedroom, not sure what all that entails but I just want art hung, new night stands, a cozy bed. The works. This room just got neglected after Theo was born. We had the carpet installed and the closet built and then just left it. - NOT STARTED… but I am emptying the sewing room into our bedroom to prep for the floors being redone, so this is not just not started… its like -50.

Personal Goals

  • loose 30+ pounds - I’d like to shed some weight before I get pregnant again. I don’t feel bad now, but I certainly don’t look how I’d like to. Paul and I did a round of whole30 in October, I lost 13 pounds but I put 2 on somewhere in the holidays. I’ve been following a pretty low carb diet since the 2nd week of January, think Keto but not as high in fat, and in the 3 weeks I have been doing it I have lost 8 pounds. With spring coming eventually I’m excited to add daily walks to the park back into my routine with Theo. - Well I lost 20, but then gained maybe 7 back after stopping really focusing on food. I’m sure a portion of that was water weight. I could use another round of whole 30 soon, just to help me reset. Theo and I have been going on more walks and being active together which has been nice. This summer was a difficult one for me personally, so we ate out a bit too much. I usually shed some weight when school starts up, plus its a good time to just start fresh with a new attitude.

  • Blog more regularly! I generally go through spurts of being good and posting, then getting busy and slacking, and then posting again. I’m setting a 4 posts a month goal, very do-able but not over the top - EHHH I started the year strong, and then faded pretty bad. I can’t promise anything amazing, but I have actually made myself a calendar to follow and help me post at least once a week.

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How are you doing on any goals you set? Looking though our list again really invigorates me to get moving again toward our goals with more focus.