January Bucket List Update

I’ve been waiting to post because I wanted to tell you some exciting news.  Then, it didn’t happen.  So, I’ve really been waiting to tell you that we don’t have exciting news.  Except for our most exciting news: I am still cooking a human–in my belly– not on the stove.  That’s illegal.

This bucket list update is going downhill FAST.  To keep this post from deteriorating any further, I’m going to start the update.

1.  Figure out (and write about) our next big financial goal (January) -In progress

We paid off our mortgage last year, and since then we’ve been pondering our next big goal.  It took us a little longer than expected, but I think we’ve finally figured it out.  I’ll write about it soon.

2.  Take a babymoon (February, March, or April) -In progress

We haven’t decided where to go yet, but we just got back from Nashville and we’re headed on another trip in a couple of weeks.  Since these trips involve my husband working, I just don’t feel like they are babymoon worthy.  However, if we keep traveling, we might have to just pick a trip and call it our babymoon.  Here’s hoping our accidental babymoon takes us somewhere warm!

3.  Get our nursery ready (March) -In progress

We have picked out fabric, ordered swatches, and are just waiting on it to arrive.  Also, we have a crib and a chair, so the only furniture we’re missing is a dresser.  Any ideas where to get a unique piece at a uniquely low price?

4.  Finish book (April) -In progress

I’ve been listening to an audio book on writing to get back in the swing of things.  I’m just stuck.  I have a rough draft that I wrote last year, but now I hate it.  It’s also about half the length that it needs to be.  This month, I’m going to devote a block of time to it.  Then, maybe I can get my head back into the project.

5.  Have a baby! (May) -In progress

In progress!  Currently, I’m 24 weeks pregnant.  I’ve started feeling the baby move, which in the words of Amy Poehler from the movie Baby Momma feels like, “when you eat a meatball sandwich and then the meatball sandwich starts kicking you.”

6.  Complete 5 Treehouse “tracks” (September)- In progress

Treehouse is an online school that teaches people to design websites/write code/program.  I’ve been working really hard on this.  Unfortunately, the hours I’ve put in haven’t amounted to much.  I’m still on my first “track.”  I’ve been learning to code using JavaScript.  I’m so lost I’ve been trying to figure out how to get coffee out of the computer.

7. Get back to pre-baby weight (October)- Not even close.

I’m not working on this one quite yet.  I’m actually going in the other direction thanks to a little lady named Debbie.  Come here Little Debbies!  Do you have a bigger sister, or should I just eat five of you?

8.  Run a family 5k (November)- Not even close.

Not even thinking about this one either.

9.  Check out our tithe/giving situation (reoccurring starting in January)- In progress.

Good news, we’ve made progress on this one!  I’ll explain soon.  I think I have a new system that will make it easier to do this every month.

10.  Use my Real Estate License (December)- Done!

This is the exciting news I wanted to tell you about.  I wrote a real estate contract last week!  We put in an offer on a rental house, but we still don’t know if it’s been accepted.  It’s a foreclosure, and the bank is toying with us like Pink and Rick with birthday hats (see below and picture us as the birthday hat).  I don’t even know if we’re going to get the house yet.  Honestly, I doubt we get it.  If our offer does go through, I promise to let you know.  Even if it doesn’t, I’ll let you know.  Unfortunately, right now there’s nothing to know.  I wish there was.

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Well, there it is!  The bucket list update for January.  How are your goals going?

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