Feburary Goals

January just flew by, did it not? I had written about my January goals some of which I really did do well and some of which I completely ignored and am taking forward to February.
Here is what I did or did not do on my January goals –

  1. I did do a LOT of decluttering… I really wanted to make space for all the baby stuff. But I am still working on decluttering/ organizing Aarya’s stuff. This is war, my friends!
  2. Going out to play everyday has been a success, thanks to my MOM! She is my life-saver and I have been going for my walks as well. An activity a day has not been a reality mainly because we spend afternoons and evenings at my Moms place and rarely have anything on hand to do the art. But recently I created a art/craft box (will share in a post) which has been a life-saver and we have been using it at my Mom’s place.
  3. We made the Memory Jar, but I never got around posting about it. I kind of have the post in my Drafts, but it never got posted. Here is a Instagram pic of it though (just for records)memory-jar
  4. Never got around making the photobook with Aarya 🙁 This is going to happen this week though.
  5. A photo a week has been happening but I am behind on posting about it.

This month, more specifically in 2-3 weeks time, we are hoping and praying that our littlest member will enter our lives and it is all going to get pretty crazy in our household and I have decided to concentrate on simplicity this month along with Love. With Valentines day coming up, we are trying to do some very simple and basic crafts/arts projects together…lots of reading together and that is pretty much it.

Here are my goals for this month –

  1. Read Valentine’s day themed books with Aarya. Focus on love, family and relationships.
  2. We made a bird feeder to mark the start of the month. I wanted to help Aarya understand about being giving and generous. I hope he *gets* it. I hope to post about it too. ( I did share it on Instagram)bird feeder
  3. Keep myself positive… focused and easy-to -be around. I am in a jittery state of mind. I guess 2nd time around, Moms are not as worried as the 1st time, but I am. I am scared, emotional and am having HUGE mood-swings. I am unbearable to myself, and I am thankful that my husband and parents are people who love and understand what I am going through. This pregnancy has been difficult and I am just plain worried all the time.  So I am going to focus on praying and being positive. I am going to try!

I hope all of you pray for me too, I need them right now. Reading blogs and blogging in general keeps me distracted while my mom takes care of Aarya nowadays and in a few days I will be completely shifting to my parents place. My blog and me might get a bit quiet, but I hope to get back post-delivery (hopefully recovered and in a happy-state-of-affairs) 🙂

Linking up to Maryanne’s Mama Smiles blog, what are your goals this month?

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19 Comments

  1. Thanks for linking up! I think your goal of the month is perfect, and will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope your delivery goes smoothly, and that you don’t have to wait too long to welcome your baby girl!

  2. Veens, I love the idea of a Memory Jar. Clearing out clutter is a nice way to prepare for your sweet new addition. Please don’t worry, Aarya will do well with a baby sibling. Best of luck this month with everything–you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. You’re having a Piscean too :), Congratulations on your energy this far along to do so much with Aarya. And that memory jar looks so cute 🙂

  4. Veena, first of all, my best wishes for the awaited new member of the family. Hope everything goes smoothly. Moreover, I think you are fabulous to be able to do so much right now. Plus I feel inspired whenever I read your posts. I am facing a major writer’s and reader’s block [I am not even reading blogs] but yes I am also going through a major decluttering at home. I want to pursue minimalism as best as I can. I don’t want to keep increasing the space, I want to remove the things we don’t use / will never use to make way for what is needed. The biggest change is several books are going too. I loved the memory jar idea. Need to read more about it. I also need to explore the kiddie books on your GoodReads page.

      1. Reema, what a coincidence – this book has been on my wishlist for a long time and I just was thinking of ordering it too. Thank you for the reminder, I need to buy some books for Aarya’s birthday in April (already ordered Gruffalo’s Child as Gruffalo is his favorite)

    1. Hi Reema, I was in that phase for sometime. Seriously I am amazed at the amount of stuff I have that I am not going to use and still have kept it for so long (Read years). I have really understood the power of minimalism, and this year I am focusing on *thoughtful* buying. I keep asking myself, if I need it… how long will I use it… before I make a decision to buy anything except the food 🙂 I gave away a lot of my books ( that I never got around getting though a few chapters on RAPO.in) and I hope to giveaway some more. I only keep books that I really LOVED … I just can’t part with them 🙂 I need to add a lot of Aarya’s books on Goodreads, just to keep track of what we own and I hope you enjoy the collection (will post reviews too :))
      Thank you for our kind comment… I hope you are able to zoom back from the block soon for us to read some posts of yours as well, I enjoy them.

  5. It DID fly by! Thankfully! It is such a long cold month here, usually. February is already acting more like January here. And I can so relate to your war! It is a constant battle I fight (and sometimes choose not to fight, hehe!). So happy you are getting out! I really need to do that more. Love the memory jar! 🙂

  6. Hi Veena,
    Stay calm and positive , everything will be fine . I will pray for you ,
    I know you are going to be a great parent. You already are a great parent now. I’m looking forward to seeing you with your new baby, and I’m wishing you joy that will come from all your new experiences.Take care! God Bless You!

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