Week of January 2nd 2022
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I’m still working on my Bujo for 2022, I pretty much finished everything I had left today. I’m waiting until I talk to my nutritionist tomorrow to work on my affirmations and then I’ll get that page done. I did that this morning, along with some play time with Dante. Around 1:30 I headed out to meet some friends, we did a holiday themed escape rom — perfect activity because you’re in a space with only the people you trust (aka vaccinated, social distancers). It was a lot of fun and we beat it with about 5 minutes to spare. Then I picked up groceries, finished laundry, took down all the Christmas decorations and got things ready for tomorrow. Hoping to really get fully into my routines this week, so that next week when my bootcamp starts I’ll be ready!
I have not found my rhythm yet with my new routine… but I do think it’s because I’m still trying to take care of some straggler items from the past couple weeks. Today was a bit hectic, especially because we had a major issue come up at work. But it was an otherwise good day. I made it to the gym – even with Omicron, I just can’t not go. It’s more than my physical health, it’s my emotional health too. But I’m working out in a mask and socially distancing as much as possible. I also had my session with my nutritionist today. It was really productive and I think I might be joining a program she has that will allow me to have twice weekly sessions plus a community. I think it’s going to be really good for me – I’m going to decide on it this week and, assuming I decide to do it (I think I will), it will kick off on Sunday.
Another day where I feel like I lacked focus. I just have too many directions that I’m trying to go with my mind right now! I had therapy today and she really helped me take what I did with my nutritionist and go the next level. They’ve both honed in on my problem of being a perfectionist and I’m starting to see how I built my perfectionism into my goals for the year… which means I’ve set myself up to fail. But I’m realizing it and doing some tweaking! Also got to meet up with a friend today – we met for coffee and had a nice long chat. Altogether an okay day!
So we got new neighbors downstairs on the 1st and they seem to have brought roaches with them. I’m ready to lose my mind. I’m obsessively clean. I vacuum daily, for example, because I have a toddler that makes food messes. And now, I’m waking up in the morning to find roaches!!! I set bait traps because I have a dog and a toddler so I’m a little limited on what I can safely do. I’m praying that because it does take some time for them to work it’s not a failed attempt. But tonight I actually threw out my wine fridge because of roaches. I probably could have cleaned it because obviously they haven’t been there long, so probably aren’t too infested, but it’s not a chance I’m willing to take. I can’t live like this. Next step, burn the place down.
I’m kidding. Sort of.
I spent today with my brother and zach again (working from home at their place). It was a good day, though fairly busy. Zach and Phil went out last night and got really drunk so 1- they had to Uber home and I drove Zach to pick up his car this morning and 2 – Phil was a bit sick until about noon or so. Besides that I had a couple meetings and we grabbed Sonic lunch and just sat around talking a bit. It’s gotten pretty cold here (20s & 30s, which is super cold for us) and I’m starting to get nervous about the electricity, last year really left its mark on me. We’ve really already done all we can to be prepared, short of buying a generator which isn’t exactly practical for an apartment. I’m feeling very scattered and not at all focused like I normally am at the start of the year… I hope that’s not a bad sign for my ability to reach my goals for the year.
Today was a good day. Besides the normal work and such – I took Buffy to her new vet and I was really happy with them. They aren’t letting people in because of COVID, so I dropped her off and picked her up an hour later. They called me when they finished with her to tell me everything and they also texted updates. So very happy and will stick with them moving forward. Then this evening Kiko and I had date night. We’ve been planning it since last year, we arranged with Phil and Zach that they will start babysitting once every 4-6 weeks so Kiko and I can have some time just the two of us. We just went out to dinner, so it was just like 1.5 hours that we were gone. And then they hung out with us after. A really nice night. Dante is getting to bed super late, but worth it once in a while 🙂
Today was another good day. Dante let us sleep way in. I woke up at 9:30 and was shocked to find that he was just stirring — probably the reason I woke up. It was nice to sleep in. We had breakfast – I made eggs and pancakes – and played a bit. I also finally watched the Harry Potter Reunion. I enjoyed it, though there were a lot of my favorite characters not present. Then I did grocery order – was shocked to find that Walmart was booked until Monday, so I’m getting all my groceries from Target this week. Then I cleaned bathrooms and started laundry. After that, it was time to head out to Campbell to see Franky. It was his mom’s birthday yesterday and they had a party today. It was a fun time though I’m feeling pretty tired and run down, so I was also really ready to be home. It sucks they live so far, since it means an hour drive home already tired. But Dante had a great time running around outside in his Mickey Mouse rainboots he got for his birthday. All in all, a good day and I can’t complain.
Last week on Because Reading
- [4 Jan] Tell Me Something Tuesday: Blogging Goals for 2022
- [5 Jan] Dec 2021 Monthly #Bookhaul! – I might have gone overboard <3
- [6 Jan] Succubus on Top by Richelle Mead ★★★½
- [7 Jan] Marked For Magic by Daisy Banks ★★★½
- [8 Jan] #MyTBRList Results and Linky: January 2022
- [9 Jan] Sunday Post with Berls | Week of January 2nd 2022
This week I finished:
I’m participating in 7 Challenges this year, plus the Goodreads Challenge. Here’s how I’m doing:
- COYER Seasons & COYER Community 2022 –
- COYER Winter – 3
- Bookish Resolutions – Here are my goals:
- Blog ahead at least 1 week. I had all my posts for this week done by last Sunday. Now to get this week’s done today.
- Keep a blogging planner. I’ve been keeping up with my planner this week and it’s looking so pretty as a bonus!
- Visit & comment on 7 posts a week. I did this – visited every day at least a couple posts!
- Reply to comments each week. I’ve been replying to comments and it seems to be working. In an ideal world I would also visit back right then, but I’m not there yet.
- Review books before starting a new book/on the same day – Done!!
- The Backlist Reader Challenge – 0 so far.
- 2022 Audiobook Challenge – 3 books this year.
- 2022 Library Love Challenge – 1 book this year.
- 2022 Finishing the Series Challenge – 0 books this year.
FitReaders (hosted by Jen @ That’s What I’m Talking About & Felicia The Geeky Blogger)
My big goal for 2022 is to lose weight every month. I’m not setting a specific number goal; I just need to make sure I’m going the right direction (down) every month. I will weigh in on the last day of each month only (so I don’t get too attached to the scale).
How I’m getting there in January 2022:
I’m not 100% sure yet lol. I made a list in my bujo of go to meals and I’m going to try and stick to them. I also joined this program from my nutritionist but I JUST got the details yesterday so I’m not fully up-to date with that. I do have 3 main goals right now:
- I joined Step Bet and starting this upcoming week I have to reach my step goals 6/7 days to stay in the prize running (and not lose my $40 buy in).
- I’m not drinking any soda.
- Drink 8 glasses of water every day.
I also came up with a plan for whenever I eat something off plan… since I tend to spiral and make a not-so-great-choice truly awful. I will report back on how that goes next week.
Added to My Shelf
A lot of these books I actually received over the past few weeks, but I just now logged them as received.