Sunday, March 18, 2012
3 in 30: March Week 3
Well, last week was so busy I didn't even remember to post an update about my goals. This week I almost forgot, too. I was taking full advantage of Spring Break to rest, have fun, and run around with my husband and kids. I got my grading and lesson planning done, but I didn't get ahead like I had anticipated. That's okay, though. I deserved a break!
I did do well on ALL of my goals:
Goal #1: Tax paperwork
We did it! Not only did I get the paperwork together, but we saw the accountant. For the past couple of years we've been rolling our return over to cover my husband's estimated taxes for the next year. That really paid off. This year the accountant recommended we take some of that out to use for ourselves. We took his advice, and now I will not have to worry about getting a summer job! Our tax return will cover what I would have made. I am SUPER excited about that. I honestly didn't want to do all the legwork necessary to get a job for a total of 10 weeks. Now I can truly enjoy the summer after my first year of teaching!
Goal #2: Relax after work
This goal was to relax at least a couple of days after work. I did it! Knowing that Spring Break was coming up I wasn't in too much of a hurry to get anything done. On a couple days each of the past two weeks I came in, put my laptop bag in the office, and hung out with my family. We got a couple of walks in, and my husband and I spent some time watching TV, chatting, and reading before we went to bed ourselves. We've been reading the same series of books, so it's been fun to read side-by-side. I REALLY need to make this experience a habit!
Goal #3: Finish a print book
Hmmm... funny how taking time to relax led to getting a book finished! LOL I read "Lone Wolf" by Jodi Picoult. The only thing that makes me sad about that is I now have to wait until June 26th for the next book by my favorite author to be released. Remember the series I said my husband and I were both reading? That's the "Shadow Children" series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It's a YA series, but came highly recommended after Daniel fell in love with "The Hunger Games." He devoured this series, so now we need to find something new for him. I'm still on the first book; he's finishing the seventh tonight. Any suggestions?