I tossed around the idea of tossing out the monthly report card, since I have not set forth any measurable goals that need to be measured. But I like the idea of looking back and reflecting on the past month; it makes me feel like I'm living life intentionally and not just letting (too many) things slip by.
This month was marked by two major things that I'm sure you're sick of hearing about: starting my new job as nursery director and the start of MOPS. Both are going extremely well. I'm settling into the routine of sorts that the nursery will require, and I actually enjoy it. The longest days are Sundays when I have to be there all morning, but even those fly by in a flurry of activity. Last Sunday was the hardest, since I had to cover two services almost by myself; at the last service one of the nursery workers took pity on me and helped me out, which was good, because it would have been 12 toddlers on one, and they very well could have staged a coup and overthrown the nursery.
MOPS started off great. We have a total of seven moms and so far we all seem to get along. I look forward to each of our meetings and hope that other moms get the word and feel confident enough to join us.
We're in the process of buying a house, which means we'll be moving soon. No date yet, but hopefully in April or May. It could be as early as March, which would be fine by me. You all know the energy that moving takes, but I'm really excited about this one, because Lord willing we won't be moving again for a long time.
I've been mulling around the idea of making rag quilts for my girls, and my dear friend Tawnya has inspired me to make it happen. She made one for her boy, and so now I'm actively starting to seek out fabric for them. She gave some really good ideas on finding fabric, and I'm excited to start the hunt. If any of you have any green, pink or purple (solid, prints, whatever) fabric laying around, feel free to send it my way!
And that's where I am at the end of January. I still don't really have any hard-core goals ready, which maybe is my goal for February. I really do want to live life intentionally, and I'm the kind of person that needs a plan in order to do that. Money Saving Mom sets a great example on goal-setting, but the most interesting thing she's been talking about lately is implementing new habits. Off the top of my head, I can think of a few habits I'd love to have, so I think in February I'll really map them out.