Sunday, April 1, 2012

35 Things Update: March 2012

Holy macaroni, it's APRIL?

I kept up with my recurring goals in March. I also:

5. Put up a picture of the temple in every room of our home. Okay, so not EVERY room. Specifically, not the bathrooms. But our bedrooms now all have pictures of our beautiful Mesa temple, and we already had some in the family room and one in the kitchen. Groovy.

10. Organize memory boxes. Ha. This was a fun one. Let's just say I kept a lot of old notes from high school. Let's also say that I inspired quite a bit of poetry in my high school days. Now let's say "Bahahaha!" So I now have all my memories condensed (hint: a large chunk of it, including all of the poetry, went in the trash) and stored away for my kids to laugh at later.

12. Create a cleaning calendar. I only did this two days ago, so I haven't really had a chance to implement it yet, but I'm really excited to use it! I basically made a long list of all the chores that need to be done on a regular basis around here, and then tried to divide them equally throughout the week. I think just 20-30 minutes a day will keep me on top of my house cleaning. Hooray!

13. Clean master closet. This actually ended up being quite the overhaul. I PATCHED DRYWALL, PEOPLE. No, seriously. There were three holes in the drywall in our master closet that have been there since we moved in, and we've just kind of ignored them because, hello, they're in our closet so who the heck cares? But I decided I care so I patched them, then painted the whole thing, stored away all the cold weather clothing, sorted through my clothes and pulled out stuff I don't wear anymore, etc. I'm SO happy with how the whole thing turned out. I also might be just a little bit proud that I PATCHED DRYWALL, PEOPLE, even if the overall result is probably a 6/10 at best.

30. Read 32 books. Gosh dang it, I'm a little behind. One book this month:

True Colors by Kristin Hannah, which I hereby and forthwith give 2 stars. If I were you, I probably wouldn't bother reading it.

I would have read more this month, but the book I had planned to read next was a nonfiction book that I'm having a really hard time getting into. I've since started something else and, let's be honest, I probably won't finish that nonfiction one.

All righty, thanks for putting up with my little update. I know it's kind of boring and such but it really helps me stay on track. Those of you that made "to do" lists for the year, how is it going? If you're behind, no time like the present to revise and restart! Ta ta.


  1. Yeaaaah...I'm looking into that revise option. Maybe I wasn't very realistic. I am majorly impressed with your drywall skills. Seriously!

  2. I am also very impressed with your drywall patching skills. You should be proud.


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