tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7533274986029970802017-09-04T16:25:12.130-06:00My New LinesSharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.comBlogger291125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-82795476159525899442016-12-05T15:56:00.000-07:002016-12-05T15:56:37.882-07:00One Little Word: December<span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">On the one hand, I want to give December all I've got and leave the year off really putting my best effort forth. On the other hand, I am really excited about the goals I have in mind for next year and how I plan to tackle them. I'm ready to move forward while really simplifying this month to make it extra special.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I think I'm going to go the simplifying route. I really don't want to add a million things to my list on the fridge this month and try to be productive in other ways. I want to intentionally be present. I want to play with JaiseAnn and be kinder to Zach. I want to have more patience and to feel more peace.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I'm feeling really good with how I did this year. I've accomplished so much. I swear it feels like 2016 was my year. I started paying down debt, finished my Master's program including a thesis and I feel SO good about it. I started working from home in a way that fits my needs/schedule PERFECTLY. I have reached out and made some new friendships while drawing boundaries and removing myself from situations that weren't right for me. I've really learned the value of setting goals and making an <i>active</i>&nbsp;effort to achieve them. I feel that (for the most part) I'm a better person leaving this year than I was when it started--in countless ways. So let's do this. Let's MAKE December what I want it to be: simply, intentional, special, and peaceful.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">*2 15 Minutes Quick Cleaning Sessions Per Day (The days that I do implement this, feel so much more productive and I feel so much better about my time management.)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">*Clean kitchen and living room before bed every night (this helps the morning run so much smoother and I don't feel like I'm starting the day with a time deficit.)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Play Christmas music and have Scentsy on every day</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*PLAY together DAILY</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Enjoy the season with this girl as she is right now--read books, watch movies, bake cookies, play in the snow (if applicable), and just share in the magic of it all.</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Be kinder. (Give the benefit of the doubt, more forgiving, pray for him daily, don't complain, do nice things, be grateful.)&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">*Honor my body (Gift myself with waking up each day feeling good and hopeful. I feel that most when I take the best care of myself. Being kind to my body may mean setting boundaries and that's okay.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spiritual:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Find ways to share my love of the Savior this month (go to the temple, participate in the #<a href="https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/light-the-world-25-days-of-service?lang=eng">LighttheWorld</a> advent, be kinder, etc.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education:</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do my job but keep it simple this month.&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are your goals for December? Are you giving it one final PUSH or are you stepping back and simplifying?</b></span></span>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-5029151002587578522016-12-04T14:21:00.002-07:002016-12-04T14:21:20.417-07:00How Did November Go?<b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home:</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Bedroom makeover. (We've been saving for a new bed (part of the reason that I haven't been able to make purchases for other home things) and we have purchased the bed (more on that later). We hope to have it up the first week of November along with a few other changes to our room including a new headboard and a few prints on the walls. I will fill you in more when this is completed. <span style="background-color: white; color: #741b47;">(We have a new bed and new sheets--still more to come on those two things--but we do not have the other cha</span><span style="background-color: white; color: #741b47;">nges </span><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #741b47;">made yet.</span><span style="color: white;">)</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: white;"><br /></span></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Curtain Rod/Hang Curtains&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*JaiseAnn's art work display</strike>&nbsp;<span style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #741b47;">I bought ours from <a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/HarpSaw?ref=l2-shopheader-name">&nbsp;HarperSaw</a> (great quality/service)and Zach hung them in our living room. We have limited wall space, but I wanted to hang her stuff up to display somewhere other than the fridge.&nbsp;</span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Faith Wall&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Update family pictures/frames</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Kitchen Print <span style="color: #741b47;">(I bought the print and it's in the frame. Zach failed at getting his part of this done this month.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Finish Christmas shopping (About 2 years ago I set a goal to be done by December 1st. I'm almost done with Zach's family but I still need to do my parents/brother's family and our immediate family-it's a big task. I'm up to the challenge, though. I really like having December to just focus on the magic and reverence of Christmas.&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*2 10 Minutes Quick Cleaning Sessions Per Day (The days that I do implement this, feel so much more productive and I feel so much better about my time management.)</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*PLAY together DAILY</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Weekly--Counting activity (Weeks 1, <strike>2, 3, 4</strike>) and craft (weeks 1, <strike>2</strike>, 3,4)</span><br /><strike><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Bake together at least once--something pumpkin</span></strike><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*2 play dates</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Anniversary celebration (we gearing up to celebrate our 7th (we always go in on something we can enjoy together (depending on the budget) but haven't had the money since JaiseAnn was born. This year we got a bed so that makes up for all the years we went without.) We also have some fun plans for a weekend together.</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Do something special for Zach for anniversary (just because we go in on our gift together, I still want to do something special for him even if it's not a gift).</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Don't complain for an entire month. (This makes me sound awful, but I'm just being honest. This is something I need to work on. It's a lofty goal for me, but I've been really feeling the push to try it and see how things go if I don't try to control through complaining.)</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Get hair cut</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a massage</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No snacking (aside from a designated snack) after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Read at least 2 books</strike></span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spiritual:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Start studying conference talks from my schedule (and buy a conference Ensign) <span style="color: #741b47;">(one week I did this)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Go to the Temple (this is part of our anniversary weekend we have planned. I'm excited. It's been too long!)&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*New scripture on the fridge to reflect on</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*PRAY! (I need to be better about this) <span style="color: #741b47;">(better but nowhere near 100%)</span></span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education:</span></b><br /><strike><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Start teaching my course</span></strike><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Come up with a schedule for teaching in December (what days I'll do what, etc.)</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Check on grad status--particularly my thesis status--by Nov. 15</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Email about thesis by 4th</strike></span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Obviously November wasn't my month. Hopefully I can do better in December.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>How did you do last month?</b></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-54826099658275698172016-11-07T10:49:00.002-07:002016-11-07T10:49:42.382-07:00One Little Word: November Goals<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">This is it--we're down to the final months of 2016. How quickly it flew and how sad I am to see it go, but like I said, I'm already brainstorming my goals for the new year and I'm excited about tackling them. (<i>A big thank you to those of you who still show up here when I do post. It means a lot to me and it helps me feel a bit more accountable in keeping up with my goals!</i>)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I'm linking up with <a href="http://www.aubreyzaruba.com/">Aubrey</a>, <a href="http://www.ashley-ziegler.com/">Ashley</a>, and <a href="http://onehooliemama.com/">Suzanna</a> today--Join us by linking up your monthly goals below.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LGdkilml3RY/WCC9yzOMZpI/AAAAAAAACIY/kh1xP81rkGI-uaSjg7pm3kAEP7MwuMztwCLcB/s1600/november_goals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="428" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LGdkilml3RY/WCC9yzOMZpI/AAAAAAAACIY/kh1xP81rkGI-uaSjg7pm3kAEP7MwuMztwCLcB/s640/november_goals.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">My goal list for this month may seem extensive, it is to me, too. I'm actually overwhelmed by it. Note two things:</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">1. We are still aiming for a no-spend year next year (or something like it--I hope to fill you in when we approach new goals for the new year). With that in mind, there were a few big ideas I had for our house at the start of 2016 that still haven't happened and I'm really pushing to complete as much as possible in the final months before we start a new year so that contributes to the extensiveness of my list.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">2. I'm teaching an online course (a bit unexpectedly-long story) starting this month. You won't see a lot of goals associated with it, but you will note that I don't have many goals in the "career" department, but this is in the back of my mind. I'm quite overwhelmed as I have very little idea regarding what to expect with this.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">November Goals to MAKE my life what I want:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home:</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Bedroom makeover. (We've been saving for a new bed (part of the reason that I haven't been able to make purchases for other home things) and we have purchased the bed (more on that later). We hope to have it up the first week of November along with a few other changes to our room including a new headboard and a few prints on the walls. I will fill you in more when this is completed.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Curtain Rod/Hang Curtains&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*JaiseAnn's art work display</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Faith Wall</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Update family pictures/frames</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Kitchen Print</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish Christmas shopping (About 2 years ago I set a goal to be done by December 1st. I'm almost done with Zach's family but I still need to do my parents/brother's family and our immediate family-it's a big task. I'm up to the challenge, though. I really like having December to just focus on the magic and reverence of Christmas.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*2 10 Minutes Quick Cleaning Sessions Per Day (The days that I do implement this, feel so much more productive and I feel so much better about my time management.)</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*PLAY together DAILY</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Weekly--Counting activity (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4) and craft (weeks 1, 2, 3,4)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Bake together at least once--something pumpkin</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*2 play dates</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Anniversary celebration (we gearing up to celebrate our 7th (we always go in on something we can enjoy together (depending on the budget) but haven't had the money since JaiseAnn was born. This year we got a bed so that makes up for all the years we went without.) We also have some fun plans for a weekend together.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something special for Zach for anniversary (just because we go in on our gift together, I still want to do something special for him even if it's not a gift).</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Don't complain for an entire month. (This makes me sound awful, but I'm just being honest. This is something I need to work on. It's a lofty goal for me, but I've been really feeling the push to try it and see how things go if I don't try to control through complaining.)</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get hair cut</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a massage</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No snacking (aside from a designated snack) after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Read at least 2 books</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spiritual:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Start studying conference talks from my schedule (and buy a conference Ensign)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to the Temple (this is part of our anniversary weekend we have planned. I'm excited. It's been too long!)&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*New scripture on the fridge to reflect on</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*PRAY! (I need to be better about this)</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education:</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Start teaching my course</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Come up with a schedule for teaching in December (what days I'll do what, etc.)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Check on grad status--particularly my thesis status--by Nov. 15</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Email about thesis by 4th</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Wish me luck. Seriously.&nbsp;</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">What are some of your goals for November?</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><!-- start InLinkz script --> <script type="text/javascript">document.write('<scr' + 'ipt type="text/javascript" src="https://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=674953&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>'); </script> <!-- end InLinkz script -->Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-949097451930544772016-10-31T22:25:00.001-06:002016-10-31T22:25:59.245-06:00October Follow-Up<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">How did I do this month?&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Well, I feel okay about how this month went goal-wise. I could have done better, but I also still feel really good about the things that did get checked off. If anything, this month got me really thinking about my goals for next month and I'm already brainstorming my overarching goals and how I want to attempt to tackle them next year. I'm excited. So...here's a list of how I did. Let me know how you did, too!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vJ1oENKF1sc/WBgZSIgciDI/AAAAAAAACII/ucPoDoOcZicDl57v-r-vVWeoBtp6SgqFwCLcB/s1600/clock_picture_old_fashioned.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vJ1oENKF1sc/WBgZSIgciDI/AAAAAAAACII/ucPoDoOcZicDl57v-r-vVWeoBtp6SgqFwCLcB/s400/clock_picture_old_fashioned.jpg" width="223" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Prints</strike> (and frames) for "Faith Gallery Wall" <span style="color: #4c1130;">(I've got the prints but getting them on the wall will have to happen next month)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Learn to Use/Use Dehydrater for fruit</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Way to display JaiseAnn's artwork <span style="color: #4c1130;">(ordered from a store on ETSY (I'll link when I get them on the wall--also next month)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Curtain Rods&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Quote for Living Room</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Quote for Kitchen</strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">(I got it, I just need to get it on the wall--next month hopefully)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*New Blinds</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Update 72 hour kits with new clothes and food (I do this every Fall conference weekend.)</strike></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Print JaiseAnn's 1-2 Year Baby Book</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*update JaiseAnn's baby book</strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">(I'm counting a few updates I made, but I need to set more specific goals next month)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Intentional time each day (even when we are out and about) to sit down and play <span style="color: #4c1130;">together&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="color: #4c1130;">(I feel pretty good about the progress I've made here)&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span>*Structured counting activity each week&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Structured craft/themed activity each week</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Drive and picnic to see the leaves</strike></span><br /><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Go on a date night&nbsp;<b>out&nbsp;</b>(I have this one planned and so far Zach doesn't know about it and I am SO excited about it. I'll tell you when I report on these goals!!!) </strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">(Oh my goodness you guys, this ended up being such a disappointment. I was so disappointed and then annoyed with myself for my disappointment. Ugh! I had heard that Steve Martin and Martin Short were coming to Boise just after Zach's birthday. I thought he'd love the show but when I looked up tickets, they were expensive. Like $125 for the nosebleeds expensive. I ended up trying to win and ACTUALLY WINNING tickets. I was so excited to give them to him for his birthday and then go to it the following week. I had been looking forward to it for over a month and the DAY OF THE SHOW, I found out it had been cancelled and wasn't set to reschedule. We had floor seats to this amazing show and I had been looking forward to it kinda ridiculously. So we had to replan at the very last minute (because my mom was watching JaiseAnn and wanted to still have her) and it ended up being a dud of a date night. I was in a really bad mood, we just went out to eat at a sandwich place and did a little shopping. Lame. It was really lame. And I was really sour about the whole thing. It was not my best moment.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Family date night (to corn maze)</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Do something special for Zach's birthday</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Intentional Date nights at home--<b>preplanned</b>&nbsp;each week&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Make plans for our anniversary next month</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Experiment with making natural sugar things/reduce refined sugar intake</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get hair cut <span style="color: #4c1130;">(this is scheduled for the first week of November, so that kind of counts I assume?)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Read 2 books&nbsp;</strike><i style="text-decoration: line-through;">at least</i>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">(I think I finished 5 this month)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><i>*</i>Schedule and enjoy a massage</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message<span style="color: #4c1130;"> (again, 50/50 on this goal-which is better than nothing)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Scripture Study</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Create a conference schedule</strike>&nbsp;(see it<a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/10/conference-study-schedule.html"> here</a>)</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Email about academic writing (thesis and article)<span style="color: #4c1130;"> (the amount of time I've put this off is ridiculous. I've been a bit lazy--and I've been enjoying reading a whole lot so that's not helping. I also have a new job thing that came unexpectedly at a weird time so I'm not sure about where this is going)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Apply for a job I have on my radar</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Work on improving my skills&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-78556452512013410932016-10-25T17:14:00.002-06:002016-10-25T17:14:25.057-06:00Conference Study Schedule<span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">In October we had our church's General Conference. It's always an inspiring time to set aside a weekend to just be filled with inspired messages and seek out answers to questions you have been holding in your mind and heart. I always--ALWAYS--find answers to my questions and this conference was no different. I am excited to study these conference talks over the next six months.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">For more insight into how I make and create my schedules to study conference talks, see <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/07/spring-general-conference-study-schedule.html">here.</a>&nbsp;I did change things up a bit this time around. I put all of my major talks first--the ones that answered the questions I had and inspired me the most--and then left the rest that were still good, but less relevant to me at this time at the end. Last conference, I mixed them all together, but I didn't like that arrangement because it left me studying a very inspirational talk right up to the next conference. I think next conference session, I will narrow to 10 talks to read for the 6 months between sessions, but this year I stuck with trying to fit as many as I could in. (I neglected both women's conference and the Priesthood session--as well as a few other talks).&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qbB_vhZ1UZo/VgLTBZ3Rm2I/AAAAAAAABts/9NGdqL3Dq540O90U1A-CIlfOwh2hm9oCACPcB/s1600/flowers.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="427" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qbB_vhZ1UZo/VgLTBZ3Rm2I/AAAAAAAABts/9NGdqL3Dq540O90U1A-CIlfOwh2hm9oCACPcB/s640/flowers.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">November:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 1: </b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/god-shall-wipe-away-all-tears?lang=eng">God Shall Wipe Away All Tears</a>-Schmutz--<i>Heavenly Father and Jesus are keepers of promises.</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 2:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/gratitude-on-the-sabbath-day?lang=eng">Gratitude on the Sabbath Day</a>--Elder Eyring</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 3:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/abide-in-my-love?lang=eng">&nbsp;</a></b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/abide-in-my-love?lang=eng">Abide in My Love</a>--Elder Christofferson--<i>God's love is perfect, redeeming, and everlasting.</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 4:</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/valiant-in-the-testimony-of-jesus?lang=eng">Valiant in the Testimony of Jesus</a>--Elder Cook--<i>If we elevate anything above the Savior we are looking beond the mark.</i></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">December:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 1: </b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/o-how-great-the-plan-of-our-god?lang=eng">O How Great the Plan of Our God</a>--Elder Uchtdorf/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/the-doctrine-of-christ?lang=eng">The Doctrine of Christ</a>-Ashton</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 2+3:</b> <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/joy-and-spiritual-survival?lang=eng">Joy and Spiritual Survival</a>-Elder Nelson<b>--</b><i>The joy we feel has very little to do with the circumstances of our lives, but rather the focus of our lives.&nbsp;</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 4:</b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/no-greater-joy-than-to-know-that-they-know?lang=eng">No Greater Joy than to Know that They Know</a>--Nattress-<i>I will not lose you</i></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">January:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 1:</b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/the-souls-sincere-desire?lang=eng">The Soul's Sincere Desire</a>-Sister McConkie-<i>When what&nbsp;<u>we</u>&nbsp;want is silenced by an overwhelming desire to know what&nbsp;<u>He</u>&nbsp;wants for us.</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Weeks 2+3:</b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/am-i-good-enough-will-i-make-it?lang=eng">Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?</a>--Cornish--<i>President Hinckley taught, "All the Lord expects of us it to try, but you have to really try."</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 4:</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/if-ye-had-known-me?lang=eng">If Ye Had Known Me</a>-Elder Bednar</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">February:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Weeks 1+2:</b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/to-whom-shall-we-go?lang=eng">To Whom Shall We Go?</a>--Elder Ballard (Addresses the doubters of the church, but is somehow seen as an antagonistic message from those who are really struggling. I found this incredibly uplifting and it spoke to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2015/11/mormon-by-choice-what-are-your-questions.html">the soul of one who previously teetered on the edge full of doubts</a>.)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Weeks 3+4:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/come-follow-me-by-practicing-christian-love-and-service?lang=eng">Come Follow Me by Practicing Christian Love and Service</a>-Elder Hales--<i>If we love the Savior more, would we hurt less?</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">March:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 1:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/joy-and-spiritual-survival?lang=eng">The Perfect Path to Happiness</a>-President Monson/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/sharing-the-restored-gospel?lang=eng">Sharing the Restored Gospel</a>-Elder Oaks</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 2:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/a-witness-of-god?lang=eng">A Witness of God</a>--Elder Andersen/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/for-our-spiritual-development-and-learning?lang=eng">For Our Spiritual Development and Learning</a>-Bassett</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 3:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/repentance-a-joyful-choice?lang=eng">Repentance: A Joyful Choice</a>-Elder Renlund/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/serve?lang=eng">Serve</a>--Cook</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 4:</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/lest-thou-forget?lang=eng">Lest Thou Forget</a>-Elder Rasband/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/the-lord-jesus-christ-teaches-us-to-pray?lang=eng">The Lord Jesus Christ Teaches Us to Pray</a>-Uceda</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">April:</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 1:</b>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/look-to-the-book-look-to-the-lord?lang=eng">Look to the Book, Look to the Lord</a>--Stevenson/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/the-great-plan-of-redemption?lang=eng">The Great Plan of Redemption</a>-Sis. Reeves</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 2:&nbsp;</b><a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/the-sacrament-can-help-us-become-holy?lang=eng">The Sacrament Can Help Us Become Holy</a>-Meurs/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/10/be-ambitious-for-christ?lang=eng">Be Ambitious for Christ</a>-Yamashita</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 3: </b>Re-study Talk of Choice</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Week 4: </b>Re-study Talk of Choice</span><br /><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">How do you study your conference talks or other spiritual materials?</span></b><br /><br />Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-84958514699781268192016-10-03T14:28:00.000-06:002016-10-03T14:28:02.243-06:00One Little Word: October Goals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Zach and I have been throwing around the idea of a "no spend" goal for 2017, where we don't buy any "extras" for an entire year. No extra clothes, accessories, home decor, etc. We don't spend a whole lot on that stuff as it is, but I really have a feeling that doing this will help us make more advances toward gratitude and acceptance/contentment of the things that we have and to make the most of the simple little home that we have and living within our means. Additionally, we are working toward a new goal of paying off my student loans. We would really like to pay them off in the next year and half and I think it's possible--I really do. But we have to eliminate all other forms of spending, I am really excited about this. That being said, I'm not sure if I want to wait a full year to make some of the tiny/small changes to our home that I was/am hoping to make. So...I will have some lofty/probably repeat goals for our home for the next few months as we prepare to go without any additions, I'd like to get some of my main home goals taken care of.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ya3mP-KNPM8/V_AaKRFnA_I/AAAAAAAACHs/uCw5hlLnu_4tQX93IvvE4qo4LXnnhJJcwCLcB/s1600/IMG_20160928_192506.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ya3mP-KNPM8/V_AaKRFnA_I/AAAAAAAACHs/uCw5hlLnu_4tQX93IvvE4qo4LXnnhJJcwCLcB/s400/IMG_20160928_192506.jpg" width="300" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">JaiseAnn and I did a fall leaves painting activity the other day. I was pretty pleased with how mine turned out.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Now, my goals:&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Prints (and frames) for "Faith Gallery Wall"</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Learn to Use/Use Dehydrater for fruit</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Way to display JaiseAnn's artwork</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Curtain Rods</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Quote for Living Room</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Quote for Kitchen</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*New Blinds</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Update 72 hour kits with new clothes and food (I do this every Fall conference weekend.)</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Print JaiseAnn's 1-2 Year Baby Book</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*update JaiseAnn's baby book</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Intentional time each day (even when we are out and about) to sit down and play together</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span>*Structured counting activity each week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Structured craft/themed activity each week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Drive and picnic to see the leaves</span><br /><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on a date night <b>out </b>(I have this one planned and so far Zach doesn't know about it and I am SO excited about it. I'll tell you when I report on these goals!!!)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Family date night (to corn maze)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something special for Zach's birthday</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Intentional Date nights at home--<b>preplanned</b> each week&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Make plans for our anniversary next month</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Experiment with making natural sugar things/reduce refined sugar intake</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get hair cut</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Read 2 books <i>at least</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><i>*</i>Schedule and enjoy a massage</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Scripture Study</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Create a conference schedule</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Email about academic writing (thesis and article)</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Apply for a job I have on my radar</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Work on improving my skills&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-85346077366479103082016-10-01T14:17:00.003-06:002016-10-01T14:18:03.418-06:00September Update<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">September has come to an end. September is by far one of my favorite months of the year. It may actually be my very favorite, so I'm always sad to see it end. But it was a good month. A really good month. I celebrated my birthday and had a really good day. One of my favorite birthdays yet I might say--nothing too extraordinary, but just a really &nbsp;good day and I feel like I'm really coming into my own in my thirties. I've decided that "coming of age" stories should really be for thirty-something women. Speaking of stories, I completed my media fast about 30% of the time. I did check in on a few blogs (but didn't take time to comment whichI felt bad about) and I checked a few family Instagram accounts occasionally, but other than that I steered clear and it was glorious. In fact, I am pretty much going to keep doing what I was already doing indefinitely. I don't need social media.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gsxkVZJjyUs/V_AYcB-SMYI/AAAAAAAACHg/Ute5Qe_M67kl3S-4XcQMbn-4LvWQyXOiACLcB/s1600/IMG_20160925_124451.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gsxkVZJjyUs/V_AYcB-SMYI/AAAAAAAACHg/Ute5Qe_M67kl3S-4XcQMbn-4LvWQyXOiACLcB/s400/IMG_20160925_124451.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I filled my "downtime" with more stimulating forms of media--mainly podcasts (I'm late to the podcast train but I HAVE ARRIVED!!!) and reading. I've read 8 books since mid August and am really loving that I have a little extra time to read right now--which is why I've probably been dragging my feet on some work projects/applications I could be doing.I do need to fill my downtime with more spiritually uplifting media as well.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">My theme for this month's goals is: progress is progress. I didn't accomplish all of my goals with 100% accuracy, I still did better and made steps to improving myself and making myself and my life what I want it to be.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Complete a full month-long media fast</strike></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags </strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">(While I feel a million times better that this project is done-I still have a few more clothes that need to be put away. I'll need a few more space bags and one more tote and I think then I'll be good for a while.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Consign my remaining clothes from my closet cleanout</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Waterbath can tomatoes from my garden </strike>(goal of 50 pts) <span style="color: #4c1130;">(I canned 24 pints of tomoatoes. I had to buy 30 lbs of tomatoes to finish even that much. This helped me to realize that I may not ever reach my goal unless I double the size of my garden. But I'm glad I almost halfway reached it--and now I know how to waterbath can on my own--which is a skill I've been wanting to have for a while now. I also canned some peaches this month with my mom-so I learned a lot there, too.)&nbsp;</span></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="color: #741b47;"><strike>*print one baby book</strike></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*update JaiseAnn's baby book</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Intentional time each day (even when we are out and about) to sit down and play together</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span>*Structured counting and other learning activities every other week <span style="color: #4c1130;">(I don't feel good enough about these two things on the end of this list to cross them off, but I definitely made progress and also was able to create a more functional schedule for us that is an answer to prayers and I have a goal of following through with in the next months.)</span></span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Go on a date night out</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together 2 nights <span style="color: #4c1130;">(we only did this one night...which is sad for me. We love games. Hopefully we can really start to increase the number of nights we do this.)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Family date night</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*1 nice thing for Zach each week<span style="color: #4c1130;"> (3/4 of the month)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Breakfast and lunches made for Zach every week day (I've been slacking on this-for various reasons--and Zach is in a really busy work situation right now and I feel like I need to be more supportive and one way to do that is to make sure that food is one less thing he has to think/worry about)</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Experiment with making natural sugar things/reduce refined sugar intake</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week <span style="color: #4c1130;">(1/2 of the time)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule and enjoy a massage</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message <span style="color: #4c1130;">(1/2 of the time)</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Scripture Study</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Set up and follow through with a meeting about academic writing</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Retake a test for my online profile site</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Cancel my domain for this blog and go back to a Blogspot account <span style="color: #4c1130;">(not really necessary right now. My domain is active and paid through 2018. I think I'll stick around and blog for small purposes like these monthly check ins and such for a while and see where I go from there.)&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>How did you do in September?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-44931576813753126012016-09-05T07:00:00.000-06:002016-09-05T07:00:22.358-06:00One Little Word: September Goals<span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">Here are my goals for September. (To see how August went-read here.)</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">I do have one overarching goal--a media fast for myself. This goes along with all of my categories honestly. Sometimes my phone or computer useage can be a time suck for me--and take away from any of the areas I prioritize when I'm setting goals. So this month I'm fasting from that distraction to help me reset my priorities.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Complete a full month-long media fast</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Consign my remaining clothes from my closet cleanout</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Waterbath can tomatoes from my garden (goal of 50 pts)</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><span style="color: #741b47;">*print one baby book</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*update JaiseAnn's baby book</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Intentional time each day (even when we are out and about) to sit down and play together</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span>*Structured counting and other learning activities every other week</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on a date night out</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together 2 nights</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Family date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*1 nice thing for Zach each week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Breakfast and lunches made for Zach every week day (I've been slacking on this-for various reasons--and Zach is in a really busy work situation right now and I feel like I need to be more supportive and one way to do that is to make sure that food is one less thing he has to think/worry about)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Experiment with making natural sugar things/reduce refined sugar intake</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule and enjoy a massage</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Scripture Study</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Set up and follow through with a meeting about academic writing</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Retake a test for my online profile site</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Cancel my domain for this blog and go back to a Blogspot account&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-85786313203449058042016-08-31T21:59:00.001-06:002016-08-31T21:59:04.616-06:00August Progress<span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">I didn't meet all of my goals this month, but I feel really good about the ones we did meet. We paid off our car over 3 years early-I never listed it as a goal because I was being intentionally private about that. Zach and I are dedicated to getting out of debt and we are definitely on our way and feel so grateful to be where we are. We still have a tight budget as I am not making nearly as much as I was as a graduate assistant and we have definite plans for what I am making now--but we are working on paying off the remaining student loan debt I have. Which means--yes, more tight budgets that may interfere from time to time with what I have planned for my goals.</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">This month was busy and productive and I just felt all around good about it. I'm sad to see summer leave, but I'm very much looking forward to next month.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">**As part of one of my goals for next month-I'm doing a media fast. This will include blogging--so if you are one of the few remaining readers--I've scheduled my Sept. goals post, but I won't be checking in here until Oct. 1st-so I'm not ignoring you, I promise. This is just something I really need to do.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Outline purchases/things for MAKING our home for Sept.-Nov. <b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(This only sort of happened)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get rid of my unused clothes and Zach's unused clothes-<strike>either thrift</strike> or consign <span style="color: #4c1130;"><b>(I'm marking half--because I have a load to take to consign, but I also took a load to the thrift store)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Waterbath can tomatoes from my garden (goal of 50 pts)<b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(Since my new nephew came this week (!!!) I have put this on hold until Thursday or Friday which puts me into Sept. but I'm definitely okay with it.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*One new adventure/exploration</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Go on adate night-OUT! (Movies)</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night<b><span style="color: #4c1130;"> (How sad is it that this did not happen?)&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Family fair date night</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats <b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(I did about 50/50 on that and feel good about it)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</strike>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(This was a HUGE accomplishment for me and I stuck to it all month and felt so good!)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Hit at least 10,000 steps at least 4 days per week --average 7,000 the rest of the days</strike> <b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(My FitBit has me at an average of 9,000 steps per day right now, so I'd say I did very well on this)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Drink my warm lemon water (32 oz) every morning&nbsp;<i>before</i>&nbsp;eating breakfast (I usually drink it with breakfast)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Go to bed early one night per week</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a massage (Zach got me a gift certificate for a massage LAST Mother's Day-2015-and I still haven't used it. I've been saving it until I'm done with school so I need to go set up an appointment!)</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy a conference edition of Ensign</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Study my conference talks for August</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Submit final approved version of thesis</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete portfolio</span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Set up and follow through with a meeting about academic writing</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Complete my profile on an online site</strike></span><br /><br /></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-85146968833346513372016-08-01T08:05:00.001-06:002016-08-01T08:05:02.694-06:00One Little Word: August Goals<span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">My goals for August--to see how I did in July read<a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/08/how-july-went.html" target="_blank"> here</a>.</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Outline purchases/things for MAKING our home for Sept.-Nov.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get rid of my unused clothes and Zach's unused clothes-either thrift or consign</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Waterbath can tomatoes from my garden (goal of 50 pts)</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*One new adventure/exploration</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on adate night-OUT! (Movies)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Family fair date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Hit at least 10,000 steps at least 4 days per week --average 7,000 the rest of the days&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Drink my warm lemon water (32 oz) every morning <i>before</i>&nbsp;eating breakfast (I usually drink it with breakfast)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to bed early one night per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a massage (Zach got me a gift certificate for a massage LAST Mother's Day-2015-and I still haven't used it. I've been saving it until I'm done with school so I need to go set up an appointment!)</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy a conference edition of Ensign</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Study my conference talks for August</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have FHE every week this month--just a five minute message</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Submit final approved version of thesis</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete portfolio</span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Set up and follow through with a meeting about academic writing</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete my profile on an online site</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-19919614216572538612016-08-01T08:00:00.001-06:002016-08-01T08:05:17.596-06:00How July Went<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">How did I do in July toward my goals of MAKING my life what I want it to be? July was the antithesis of June--thank goodness. June was full of busyness and work and July was full of fun and play. We had company twice this month--which meant lots of sightseeing and visiting places and <i>playing</i>. It was so good! So let's see how I did on my things to do:</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Have a garage sale and/or get rid of a bunch of stuff in the garage</strike><span style="background-color: #f3f3f3; color: #4c1130;">&nbsp;<b>I'm not sure if this was worth it-it was a full day outside in the heat and some work setting up and we didn't get rid of much. We did haul a whole lot to a second hand store, though, so--we're making small progress on organizing the garage.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags <b><span style="color: #4c1130;">This will hopefully get tackled next month. I know I sound like a broken record, but we are diligently paying down a debt right now and we are so close to meeting our goal that I have not spent an extra penny that didn't need to be spent. Hopefully sometime in August (or maybe September) this will happen.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Update JaiseAnn's 2nd year baby book and her memory book</strike> (I haven't entered a daily memory since the first of June, but I have plenty of documentation elsewhere that will help me update it. I just have to make the time).&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*One routine-free day</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Swimming Lessons</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Finish our summer reading program</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Do something fun and different for date night</strike>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #4c1130;">Zach's parents were in town and so we did a double day date to float the Boise River. We had a blast (it's one of my favorite outdoor activities) and made for a perfect day!&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Go on an actual date night-OUT!</strike><b>&nbsp;<span style="color: #4c1130;">I'm counting the above on that one, too. My mom watched JaiseAnn</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Do something thoughtful for Zach for a special occasion coming up</strike>&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #4c1130;">I left Zach and JaiseAnn overnight for the first time ever this past week. I tried to do a little something special for him to thank him for watching JaiseAnn for me while I went to a work thing. He took a vacation day to watch her during the day and then had her at night as well. He is amazing and I just wanted to let him know that I knew that--and that I'd miss him-even just overnight.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Hit at least 10,000 steps at least 4 days per week --average 7,000 the rest of the days&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Schedule a dentist appointment</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*SUN every.single.day</strike>.<b><span style="color: #4c1130;"> I have a tan that rivals my college years to prove it. I'm loving summer with a toddler!&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Study my conference talks for July</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Revise and submit final approved version of thesis <b><span style="color: #4c1130;">(this will be done the first week of August--I need a signature and there was some trouble arranging for that)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Submit a summarized version of my thesis as an article</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete portfolio</span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Finish online training I'm currently completing</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-40175223167956332932016-07-05T10:56:00.001-06:002016-07-05T10:56:02.633-06:00One Little Word: July Goals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Here are my goals for July. I think July is going to be a big "gateway" goal month. Some of the things written here (and not written) that are our goals for the month should likely lead to making/acheiving different goals in the coming months. (To see how I did in June--the month that nearly killed me-see <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/07/how-did-i-do-june.html" target="_blank">here</a>).&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-joECvJCE1Kk/V3vmHemFQvI/AAAAAAAACG8/W4hQExfHNP0ikLZQLdvdGLD8h1X2GtyzQCLcB/s1600/Effort_Quote.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-joECvJCE1Kk/V3vmHemFQvI/AAAAAAAACG8/W4hQExfHNP0ikLZQLdvdGLD8h1X2GtyzQCLcB/s400/Effort_Quote.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have a garage sale and/or get rid of a bunch of stuff in the garage</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Update JaiseAnn's 2nd year baby book and her memory book (I haven't entered a daily memory since the first of June, but I have plenty of documentation elsewhere that will help me update it. I just have to make the time).&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*One routine-free day</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Swimming Lessons</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish our summer reading program</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something fun and different for date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on an actual date night-OUT!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</span><br /><span style="font-family: georgia, times new roman, serif;">*Do something thoughtful for Zach for a special occasion coming up</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Hit at least 10,000 steps at least 4 days per week --average 7,000 the rest of the days&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a dentist appointment</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*SUN every.single.day.</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Study my conference talks for July</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Revise and submit final approved version of thesis</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Submit a summarized version of my thesis as an article</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete portfolio</span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish online training I'm currently completing</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>What are some of your goals this month?</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-33371159548099993952016-07-02T07:30:00.000-06:002016-07-02T09:03:26.638-06:00How Did I Do, June?<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The first half of June was by far one of the most challenging of my life. I stopped blogging pretty much in February. I was super overwhelmed with my school/work/home situation and we had just found out our dog was terminally ill. I was a mess--waking up in the middle of the night, dizzy spells, constant headaches, etc. It was bad and I was actually pretty scared for myself for a while. The good thing was it helped me prioritize. I realized what I needed to take off of my plate (blogging was definitely a first to go) as well as the steps I wanted to take after school was over.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I plowed through the Spring semester--and did well and handled it pretty okay. At the end of May, I was finalizing my thesis, our dog stopped eating and started rapidly losing weight, and things just went crazy. The first half of June was like February on crack! I was stressed, sad, overwhelmed, and completely exhausted. I had a headache every.single.day and I was just a mess. There were some awesome moments--my brother got married, I defended my thesis (which--finishing my defense was one of the best feelings in the world-it went better than I could have ever hoped), and we took a family vacation to Washington DC--I was there for a work training, but the training was flexible and I wanted JaiseAnn with me--so we made it a vacation and that was so nice. BUT--we also lost our Mal and I still am reeling from that loss. It was just a hard month. I honestly feel like I was drugged or something because it was so intense that I look back on it and feel like it was a dream or something. So...June was filled with high highs and low lows--and the 2nd half of June was kinda just there--not really filled with much as we have tried to adjust to life without Mal, less intense work on my thesis (but it is still there), and tried to let things settle.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TwHvkiFB47g/V3fWBX5etjI/AAAAAAAACGs/W4p1hmvm_ZIkBln2m9RMGYBeF3SkKMTwQCLcB/s1600/Washington%2BDC%2BReflectiong%2BPool.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TwHvkiFB47g/V3fWBX5etjI/AAAAAAAACGs/W4p1hmvm_ZIkBln2m9RMGYBeF3SkKMTwQCLcB/s640/Washington%2BDC%2BReflectiong%2BPool.jpg" width="360" /></a></div><br /> <span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">So yeah, June was a month we won't soon forget. The things I did accomplish this month are definitely worth being proud of--and grateful for. We are so grateful.</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have a garage sale and/or get rid of a bunch of stuff in the garage</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="color: #741b47; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>The bottom two things on this list have been added to July--I'm waiting on curtain rods for budget stuff--our trip to DC went a &nbsp;little over budget so we're cutting back until we're back on track. So no curtain rods still--but I'll get them soon enough.&nbsp;</b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Make a second bird feeder for backyard</strike> and buy and hang a hummingbird feeder, too <span style="color: #741b47;"><b>(I made the feeder and plan to post it because it's super cute and I love it, but I haven't hung it yet. As for the hummingbird stuff-I did some research and I'm just going to have to wait until next year. Did you know that hummingbirds send out scouts to look for food in May? That way they know where to go--so the likelihood of them finding me now is slim. I am facinated by that, though, and plan to get a feeder for next year and have it up in the early spring.)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books</strike><span style="color: #741b47;"><b>&nbsp;(So I finished these-BUT when I went to print them I had so many more pages than I thought--so again, more than I budgeted for. We have a plan for how to get them--which will have to be one at a time. Oh, well.)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Father's Day activities for Dad and Grandpa's (maybe just cards to keep it simple)</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Sign JaiseAnn up for swimming lessons</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something fun and different for date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on an actual date night <span style="color: #741b47;"><b>(Scheduling this one for July if it kills me--and it should cover ^^ too, but I actually have a fun date night at home idea for July as well...so we're covered I think)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats <span style="background-color: white;"><span style="color: #741b47;">(<b>I did great with this until we went to DC. I still did pretty good--the best I've ever done on vacation. But there's a Shake Shack in DC and that's a bucket list place for me, so I had a shake--and then a few other treats on our trip. **The shake wasn't anything to write home about, but the burger was good.** I struggled with the refined sugars this month, but ther's always next month.)</b></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed with the exception of one night per week.<b><span style="color: #a64d79;"> (50/50 on this one.)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*70,000 steps per week <b><span style="color: #741b47;">(for the summer, I'm removing this. We're spending a lot of time at the pool/water park and my FitBit isn't waterproof so it comes off, but I'm still active and I don't want the anxiety of "not getting my steps in every day" so I'm going to modify this next month. I was worried my FitBit would ruin my trip to DC, so I left it home, but feel confident I got my steps in every day--even on the day that I was in an all day training--because ALL THE WALKING!)</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get a massage&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a dentist appointment</span><br /><span style="color: #741b47; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>Apparently my health was not a priority this month--which probably contributes to some of the major struggles and anxieties I had. This is eye-opening for me. I did still exercise every day and ate relatively well, but these extras matter.&nbsp;</b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Write a conference schedule&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Share conference schedule on blog </strike>(see it <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/07/spring-general-conference-study-schedule.html" target="_blank">here</a>)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Nusery Father's Day activity</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Defend thesis </strike><span style="color: #741b47;"><b>(This was a highlight of the month for me for sure. It went so well and I am so excited about that! I loved my topic and my paper--my study was so interesting to me and I was really into it. I loved my entire committee, but am especially grateful for my chair! My mom and Zach and a few classmates came to watch and my brother and new sister-in-law watched JaiseAnn on campus. Zach, JaiseAnn, and I went to dinner to celebrate afterward. It was all around a very special day! It also felt so good to be done. I still have some revisions to make (see below) but the weight of having it so close to done with just minimal revisions is definitely something I'm excited about!)</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Revise and submit final approved version of thesis</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Complete trainings for two part-time work-from-home jobs for next year</strike><u>.</u></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><u><br /></u></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>How did you do in June?</b></span>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-74294094020623812182016-07-01T08:48:00.001-06:002016-07-01T08:48:10.300-06:00Spring General Conference Study Schedule<span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">One of my <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/06/one-little-word-june-link-up.html" target="_blank">June goals</a> (well and I think May goals as well:) was to create and share a General Conference study schedule. Every year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds a General Conference session in the Fall and in the Spring. Leaders of the church share inspired messages over one weekend. It's truly one of my favorite times of year and I always look forward to hearing the words they have to share with us and then studying them throughout the year.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">The Spring conference is held in April and I really wanted to start studying the messages right away, but life happened. Nevertheless, I've got a plan to study the talks each week until the next conference in October.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YThXEFV09xY/VZL0yKdisxI/AAAAAAAABd0/fewIujC8dKg7Ycel5MUSiYAkbrHRfA5aACKgB/s1600/roses.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YThXEFV09xY/VZL0yKdisxI/AAAAAAAABd0/fewIujC8dKg7Ycel5MUSiYAkbrHRfA5aACKgB/s640/roses.jpg" width="572" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>A bit about how I created the schedule:</b> Every week before conference, I usually fast/pray about certain things I am dealing with or questions I have with the specific hope of getting some answers/inspiration during conference. This has <i>never</i>&nbsp;failed me. I used to attempt pretty detailed notes during conference, but now I have a toddler, so I've found a system that works for me and helps me feel like I'm still walking away with something, but also not to wrapped up in notetaking for hours at a time. When a new speaker comes up, I write his/her name down on paper and then listen to the talk. As I listen, I try to write a sentence or two that stands out to me or that summarizes something that struck me as important or worth exploring further. It may summarize the talk or it may just be something that I personally took away from it. I write these one-two lines whenever I feel the need/desire--if I haven't felt the desire, I ususally write it at the end as a summary of the talk.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2015/10/getting-ready-for-lds-general-conference.html" target="_blank">Then I rate the talk.</a> Yes, I rate my talks. Hear me out--it's not about the delivery of the talk, who looked/said it best, or a judgement of the writing style or anything like that. It's a 5 star rating in regards to how well that talk answers questions or provides the insight I'm personally looking for. It's a way for me to prioritize my studying. In the past I used to just read each talk and pretty much devoted the same amount of time to studying each one, but realized more recently that I should spend more time studying the things that I felt I needed to understand and know better.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">When creating my schedule I just looked at my ratings and tried to give the 5 and 4 star talks more time to study than the others. (This was tricky because I have waited so long and have less time tan I would have if I had done this in April). Below I've outlined my schedule (and included the rating of the talk and any inspiration that I feel comfortable sharing that I wrote down at the time of the talk.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><u>July</u></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 1:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/i-am-a-child-of-god?lang=eng" target="_blank"> I Am a Child of God--Donal Hallstrom </a>(4 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 2: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/where-are-the-keys-and-authority-of-the-priesthood?lang=eng" target="_blank">Where are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood--Gary Stevenson</a>/S<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/standing-with-the-leaders-of-the-church?lang=eng" target="_blank">tanding with the Leaders of the Church-Elder Rasband</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 3: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/fathers?lang=eng" target="_blank">Fathers--Elder Christofferson</a> (4 stars)/ <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/see-yourself-in-the-temple?lang=eng" target="_blank">See Yourself in the Temple--Elder Cook</a> (4 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 4: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/whoso-receiveth-them-receiveth-me?lang=eng" target="_blank">Whoso Receiveth Them, Receiveth Me--Elder Andersen</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/to-the-rescue-we-can-do-it?lang=eng" target="_blank">The Rescue, We Can Do It--Mervyn Arnold</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><u>August&nbsp;</u></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 1: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/the-healing-ointment-of-forgiveness?lang=eng" target="_blank">The Healing Ointment of Forgiveness--Kevin Duncan</a> (4 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 2: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/the-sacred-place-of-restoration?lang=eng" target="_blank">The Sacred Place of Restoration--Jairo Mazzagardi</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/tomorrow-the-lord-will-do-wonders-among-you?lang=eng" target="_blank">Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders Among You--Elder Holland</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 3: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/choices?lang=eng" target="_blank">Choices-President Monson</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/a-pattern-for-peace?lang=eng" target="_blank">A Pattern for Peace--Christopher Waddell</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/the-power-of-godliness?lang=eng" target="_blank">The Power of Godliness--Kent Richards</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">&nbsp;Week 4: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/the-holy-ghost?lang=eng" target="_blank">The Holy Ghost--Elder Hales</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/always-remember-him?lang=eng" target="_blank">Always Remember Him--Gerrit Gong</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><u>September</u></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 1:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/be-thou-humble?lang=eng" target="_blank"> Be Thou Humble--Steven Snow</a>&nbsp;(4 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 2: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/he-will-place-you-on-his-shoulders-and-carry-you-home?lang=eng" target="_blank">He Will Palce You on His Shoulders and Carry You Home-Elder Uchtdorf</a> (5 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Week 3:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/do-i-believe?lang=eng" target="_blank"> Do I Believe--Bonnie Oscason</a> (5 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Week 4: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/opposition-in-all-things?lang=eng" target="_blank">Opposition in All Things--Elder Oaks </a>(5 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b><u>October</u></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 1:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/that-i-might-draw-all-men-unto-me?lang=eng" target="_blank">That I Might Draw All Men Unto Me--Elder Renlund</a>&nbsp;(4 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 2: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/where-two-or-three-are-gathered?lang=eng" target="_blank">Where Two or Three are Gathered-Elder Eyring</a>/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/a-childs-guiding-gift?lang=eng" target="_blank">A Child's Guiding Gift--Mary Durham</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 3: <a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/always-retain-a-remission-of-your-sins?lang=eng" target="_blank">Always Retain a Remission of Your Sins-Elder Bednar</a></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Week 4:<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/and-there-shall-be-no-more-death?lang=eng" target="_blank"> And there Shall be No More Death--Paul Johnson</a> (4 stars)/<a href="https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2016/04/refuge-from-the-storm?lang=eng" target="_blank">Refuge from the Storm--Patrick Kearon</a> (3.5 stars)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">**Due to time I did not get around to adding the talks from Priesthood and Women's Conference--I will do that next time, though.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">How do you study conference talks or other spiritual/inspirational messages?</span></b>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-64091387198790588372016-06-27T07:30:00.000-06:002016-06-27T07:30:21.848-06:00Endless Glow by Jenn--Spray Tan Review {Meridian, Boise, Nampa}<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Something you may not know about me is that while I'm pretty "crunchy" in some ways, I'm not in others. In fact, there are some ways I'm far from that path and one of those ways is in tanning. While some crunchy folks actually support spending time in the sun, I'm not sure any of them &nbsp;would support time spent in a tanning bed. That's precisely where I spent most of my twenties. I loved being tan, I loved the warmth, I loved all of it. It was like an addiction. Until Zach asked me to stop because he was concerned about my health.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Now my tan usually comes from time spent outside which is not always in my control now that I'm a mom. I certainly can't lay out on my back for x amount of minutes and then flip over for x amount of minutes anymore. I had never tried spray tanning. It just didn't seem like the right solution for me--especially since so many people I knew who'd done it were orange after the fact.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">A friend of mine contacted me about a spray tan business she runs out of her home. She's been flourishing in it which is so exciting to me. It's airbrush spray tanning and it looks so natural. I really wanted to have a healthy looking tan for my thesis defense in mid June and decided to see what her business was all about. I'm going to tell you a bit about the process below, but these pictures speak for themselves.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6C0RDJgSE1Y/V3CmgiAnNPI/AAAAAAAACGU/MQLYXOgpGLQbmk1Q7WvRxa-mautL_pOvgCLcB/s1600/spray%2Btan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><img border="0" height="212" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6C0RDJgSE1Y/V3CmgiAnNPI/AAAAAAAACGU/MQLYXOgpGLQbmk1Q7WvRxa-mautL_pOvgCLcB/s640/spray%2Btan.jpg" width="640" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">The before picture was literally taken the day before at my brother's wedding--I was clearly spending a bit too much time indoors. I got my spray tan on a Saturday night and the after picture was taken after church on Sunday--less than 24 hours after my tan, but I had showered and gotten ready for the day. The next picture was us 4 days later in Washington D.C. on a family vacation (slash work trip for me). You can see that there was still a lot of color on my skin after 4 days--traveling, spending time in humidity, and showering each day. I'll get into a little more detail in a Q and A below and then direct you to <a href="http://www.endlessglowbyjenn.com/" target="_blank">Jenn's website </a>and<a href="https://www.instagram.com/endlessglow_jenn/" target="_blank"> Instagram account</a>, but to say that I was pleased was a drastic understatement. I looked at myself in the mirror the morning after my tan and I loved it so much. My body just looked and felt so good--I hadn't seen it that dark in ages. And it is true what they say--the best solution for cellulite is a tan. TRUTH!</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">So some questions I've gotten:</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Where did she do it?</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">My tan tech, Jenn, has a small room dedicated to her airbrush tanning in her own home. It was very private and professional. For the actual tan, I stood in a tent while she airbrushed me and I felt very comfortable.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Does it really look natural?</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Yes, it really really does. I wouldn't have done this two days before defending my thesis if I hadn't a). seen it myself on Jenn and others she had done tans for and b). trusted Jenn. She is someone I've known for a while and I didn't think she'd do anything to make me feel silly or look bad--in fact, I knew she was dedicated to making me look and feel my best and that was the truth. When I came to my parents house for Sunday dinner the next day, my brother and his new wife thought that I had just gotten really dark from spending so much time outside at their wedding! HA! This is an airbrush tan and it is done so well. My tan tech had me stand and position myself in different ways to make sure I got every area of my body covered evenly. This is such a natural looking tan-I was very impressed and beyond pleased.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">How long did it last?</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I didn't notice any real fading until 7 days after the tan. I didnt' exercise every day like I normally do because I was out of town. But we were in Washington D.C. and it was humid and we walked a lot so I still did sweat quite a bit. After 7 days it started to come off in sections and looked a bit spotty. It took about 10-11 days to disappear completely, though I'm sure if I had exfoliated I could have sped up the process.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">How much does it cost?</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Prices can be found <a href="http://www.endlessglowbyjenn.com/p/pricing.html" target="_blank">here</a>, but there is a special discount for first time customers!</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Do I have to get naked?</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">No, you don't have to get naked, but you could if I wanted. If you really must know--I did not get naked. I didn't feel it was necessary for the effect I wanted, but I'm not lying in telling you I would have felt totally comfortable being naked. Instead, I wore a bra and underwear and removed the straps when Jenn tanned my upper body. You can get dressed to your comfort level and I believe her when she says she's seen it all, but she's not looking--she's just trying to get the tan right.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Now that you've gotten some answers, please give <a href="http://www.endlessglowbyjenn.com/" target="_blank">Jenn</a> a visit and see what this is all about. I can't recommend this little service enough--it's definitely gone on my wish list for gifts from my family and I am definitely already planning my next airbrush tan!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">Jenn lives in the Treasure Valley, but sells products to help you achieve a tan at home as well--and she sometimes travels with her tanning supplies--be sure to follow her on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/endlessglow_jenn/" target="_blank">Instagram </a>for the latest deals and details.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><b>Have you ever gotten a spray tan? What has your experience been like? What questions/apprehensions do you have?</b></span>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-9832289867748807422016-06-08T07:00:00.000-06:002016-06-08T07:00:12.450-06:00About Sharing<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I know I haven't been on this space very much lately--or really at all. Truth is: 1. Life is really busy right now, but it's a good busy and I'm happy to be so busy that I don't really have time for this because...2. I'm still not sure what I want this space to be or if I want to use it at all. I think I've decided that blogging to be a blogger is not for me (maybe more on that later). But blogging to connect with people has blessed my life helped me create/find friendships and I love that aspect. Not to mention, I do enjoy putting down my thoughts and keeping them as a journal. I have the writings from my first blog which basically chronicle the first 3-ish years of our marriage and I love it so much. Anyway, that's a topic for another day.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">But if you are here and if you are reading, I would like to just talk about this. It seems the moms that have more experience are always willing to give me some input on these topics and I wanted to see if we could discuss <b>sharing</b>.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">The older JaiseAnn gets, the more I notice two things happening: she has become far less willing to share (and cares much more about the things she's playing with) and she's expected to share by those around us.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vXiXXUHQeE4/V1XAlqj1z-I/AAAAAAAACGA/yrGYdmvAUMUgj-WGYTsz2gqCTdHLezKxwCLcB/s1600/thoughtsonteachingtoddlerstoshare.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vXiXXUHQeE4/V1XAlqj1z-I/AAAAAAAACGA/yrGYdmvAUMUgj-WGYTsz2gqCTdHLezKxwCLcB/s400/thoughtsonteachingtoddlerstoshare.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">For a while, my gut reaction anytime there was a "toy issue"was to tell JaiseAnn to "share" which basically meant JaiseAnn giving up the toy since there's no way she knows how to play with the same toy with someone else yet and not all toys are multiple person toys anyway. After spending some time working in the nursery at church, I started to see a problem with the knee jerk reaction to demand that she (or any kid) "share."&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Then we had an experience a few weeks ago with family where sharing became a topic that Zach and I discussed a little more fully and man, it's this topic is a bit more complicated than I had expected for raising 2-year-old. Some of the things that our recent experience higlighted:</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Sharing shouldn't be required in every situation.</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">If JaiseAnn's playing with something and someone else comes and takes it away from her and she cries (or comes and destroys what she's playing with/building and she cries) it's okay for her to cry and it is not requisite that she share. The same goes for if someone else is doing something and she comes and takes it away or destroys their play activity--she should be the one reprimanded. We won't expect that child to share with her.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*It's okay to teach her to have and respect boundaries.</b> We feel that it's okay for her to learn boundaries such as: if someone is playing with something and you want it, you wait your turn.(If someone else is playing with someone or doing something she wants to do and she interferes or starts getting aggressive, I will tell her it's not her turn--I will not teach her to expect someone else to share.) &nbsp;If you're playing with something and someone wants it, it's okay to continue playing but it would be nice to take turns. She should not be disciplined for crying when someone takes something away from her (it's crazy how many people think that taking a toy out of a kids hand and then that kid crying or grabbing it back is a sign that she's an "only child" or that she "really must not like to share." Because quite honestly, I would be totally ticked if someone took something away from me that I had first, but that rarely happens because that's not how the world works generally--most adults do respect boundaries. I'm not sure my daughter should learn any different.)&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*Age matters. </b>This is perhaps one of the most difficult concepts to teach such a young child, but at her age, even a few months make a difference. The younger the child, the less they understand boundaries-the older the child the more sense these things makes. JaiseAnn has a 7-month old baby cousin who likes to get into her toys and she doesn't like it. In this situation, I try to explain to JaiseAnn that "he's just a baby and he just wants to play." This seems to make a tiny bit of sense to her, but say an 18-month old is a bit more confusing to her, but I still think she's able to reason more than an 18 month old so I try to take those opportunities to teach her and I expect less from the 18 month old.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">This whole sharing thing is actually really tricky. While I think sharing does teach her to be kind and giving, it's not really that mandatory for learning to be a good person. When toys are involved however, by nature kids need to learn to share to keep the peace. Every situation isn't a "sharing situation" though-or at least that's how it seems to me. &nbsp;I know there are a lot of parents who declare they won't be teaching their children to share--period. I'm not one of those, but I'm finding that trying to bandaid conflict with children with "just share" doesn't really teach my daughter some of the more important things I want her to learn. Sharing is a huge part of childhood--and it's a huge part of the societal expectation in social situations with kids--so I feel that I should start approaching this the way I see best now even though she's young. Basically I love discussing boundaries lately (seriously, I had this whole revelation about boundaries on an online discussion about teaching for one of my new jobs and now I talk about boundaries a lot)<b>,</b>&nbsp;but I feel that teaching JaiseAnn to have and &nbsp;respect boundaries with something as simple as toys is a much more important life lesson.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>So now I want to hear from you! Do you think that kids should be expected to share at all times and in every situation? If so, why? If you don't, how do you handle this (or suggest someone handle it) in social situations where someone else expects your child to share when you don't feel it's right? How do you explain this to your kids? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SHARING? I want to hear it all!</b></span><br /><br /><br />Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-62362436523050394042016-06-06T12:24:00.001-06:002016-06-06T12:24:03.389-06:00One Little Word: June {Link-Up}<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Today I'm linking up with<a href="http://www.aubreyzaruba.com/2016/05/one-little-word-may-goals.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;Aubrey</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://onehooliemama.com/2016/05/one-little-word-may.html" target="_blank">Suzanna</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ashley-ziegler.com/2016/05/one-little-word-2016/" target="_blank">Ashley</a>. May was a whirlwind of stress for me. We're talking stress headaches about every other day and a severe lack of sleep (due to insomnia) by the end of the month. The next two weeks are going to be crazy for June and so I'm trying to set more reasonable goals while still pushing myself to MAKE this year what I want it to be.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CB3HY_1Ps8Q/V1W_uewzdlI/AAAAAAAACF0/ben1UQydz6Q3nPWM9cHBLFRytAkK0zQiwCLcB/s1600/June%2BGoals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="336" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CB3HY_1Ps8Q/V1W_uewzdlI/AAAAAAAACF0/ben1UQydz6Q3nPWM9cHBLFRytAkK0zQiwCLcB/s400/June%2BGoals.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>You can see how I did on my May goals <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/06/may-goals-how-did-i-do.html" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Have a garage sale and/or get rid of a bunch of stuff in the garage</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Organize JaiseAnn's baby clothes into space bags</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Make a second bird feeder for backyard and buy and hang a hummingbird feeder, too</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books<span style="color: #741b47;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Father's Day activities for Dad and Grandpa's (maybe just cards to keep it simple)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Sign JaiseAnn up for swimming lessons</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something fun and different for date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go on an actual date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No eating after JaiseAnn goes to bed with the exception of one night per week.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*70,000 steps per week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Get a massage&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Schedule a dentist appointment</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Write a conference schedule&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Share conference schedule on blog</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Nusery Father's Day activity</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a new scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Defend thesis</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Revise and submit final approved version of thesis</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Complete trainings for two part-time work-from-home jobs for next year.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">What are your goals for June? Link up and share with us!&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><!-- start InLinkz script --> <script type="text/javascript">document.write('<scr' + 'ipt type="text/javascript" src="//www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=639123&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>'); </script> <!-- end InLinkz script -->Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-1345540057682929112016-06-06T07:36:00.001-06:002016-06-06T07:36:27.601-06:00May Goals: How Did I Do?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">May was in insanely busy month for us. It included me finalizing my thesis, taking a trip to visit family (and having the best time), and making a lot of plans for the upcoming weeks. I have outlined my goals below and noted whether or not I was able to accomplish them.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">One thing I did this month was write these goals here and not anywhere else-usually I make a hard copy, too. I need to make a hard copy for June to see if that helps improve my results. You can see that I didn't do too hot in May.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sgYumYDgbI0/VoRgMhwT8dI/AAAAAAAAB9I/SkeoUhFkgYMf3VGJlE-u-TWo_HXKa7kUACKgB/s1600/word%2Bof%2Bthe%2Byear.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sgYumYDgbI0/VoRgMhwT8dI/AAAAAAAAB9I/SkeoUhFkgYMf3VGJlE-u-TWo_HXKa7kUACKgB/s320/word%2Bof%2Bthe%2Byear.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains <span style="color: purple;"><b>Wow, this is taking me forever. I've added it to my actual planner for June and hopefully it will happen.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*JaiseAnn's room (pillows, blankets, letter "J," hang blessing dress) <span style="color: purple;"><b>Ha, well--JaiseAnn has a makeshift blanket/pillow situation, but I have done nothing else. This will have to get addressed later</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Print off pictures from our trip to Seattle</strike> (before JaiseAnn was born) and Charleston (before we were married) to add to our gallery wall in the kitchen <span style="color: purple;"><b>Well, one fourth of this got done. I printed our picture from Seattle-I cannot find Charleston. Hopefully I'll remember to revisit the Charleston one in a few months.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Buy bird food and hang bird feeder</strike> (make a second feeder) hang humminbird feeder, too</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books<span style="color: #741b47;"><b>&nbsp;This is becoming a joke.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>Peppa Pig activity<b><span style="color: purple;"> I don't feel bad about missing this one. We did plenty of crafty stuff in May.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something fun and different for date night <b><span style="color: purple;">I'm pretty sure we didn't go on an actual date out by ourselves in May and if we did it was to dinner. We didn't do anything original at home either</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something intentionally thoughtful for Zach each week <b><span style="color: purple;">Maybe? Although if I'm not sure, I probably didn't, right? I do know I at least accomplished this for one week.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Time with Zach each night</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night <span style="color: purple;"><b>Nope</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats &nbsp;<span style="color: purple;"><b>Until Mother's Day I did great</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Eliminate nighttime snacking <span style="color: purple;"><b>Nope</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Strength training 2 times per week (while getting in the habit)&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Find a deal on a bike trailer for my Mother's day gift</strike><b><span style="color: purple;">&nbsp;I have yet to use it, but I found a great deal and am really excited about it.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Reduce body checking behaviors to twice a week (I want to get this number to zero someday--sooner than later. I am embarrassed to admit this on my blog-I feel very vulnerable in sharing this goal, but for true mental/emotional health this is something that needs to be addressed more than any of the other goals I have for health.) </strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: purple;"><b>Even though I'm not sure on the number-I really did put a conscious effort forth this month and this month was a really hard one in terms of that.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Write a conference schedule&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Share conference schedule on blog</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Activity Days and Nursery Mother's Day activities</strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: purple;"><b>This was so much more stressful for me than it should have been so I am proud of this accomplishment.</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Put up a scripture to reflect on on the fridge</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><strike><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish thesis</span><b style="font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', serif;"><span style="color: #741b47;">&nbsp;</span></b></strike><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Set date for thesis defense (communicate date with office at college)&nbsp;</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Finalize plans for next year (apply for one job)</strike></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I think it's pretty clear that my priorities were my career/education this month and while I think that's okay and it was necessary as I had some pretty intense deadlines, I'd like to see more balance next month.&nbsp;</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">How did you do with your May goals or how are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions in general?</span></b>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-3907980481039802572016-05-02T07:42:00.002-06:002016-05-02T07:48:18.938-06:00One Little Word: May {Link Up}<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Hello May!&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sgYumYDgbI0/VoRgMhwT8dI/AAAAAAAAB9I/SkeoUhFkgYMf3VGJlE-u-TWo_HXKa7kUACKgB/s1600/word%2Bof%2Bthe%2Byear.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sgYumYDgbI0/VoRgMhwT8dI/AAAAAAAAB9I/SkeoUhFkgYMf3VGJlE-u-TWo_HXKa7kUACKgB/s400/word%2Bof%2Bthe%2Byear.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br />Today I'm linking up with<a href="http://www.aubreyzaruba.com/2016/05/one-little-word-may-goals.html" target="_blank"> Aubrey</a>, <a href="http://onehooliemama.com/2016/05/one-little-word-may.html" target="_blank">Suzanna</a>, and <a href="http://www.ashley-ziegler.com/2016/05/one-little-word-2016/" target="_blank">Ashley</a>. I'm so excited to welcome May, but anxious, too. This month is very busy for me/us. We have plans with family at the end of the month and I am turning in my FINALIZED version of my thesis. This means that I still have to: analyze my data, write the final two chapters of my paper, and do all the formatting which is something I am TOTALLY dreading. I am entertaining the idea of paying someone to format for me. I need someone who knows how to format the navigation bar on Word and also knows how to work with adding tables, objects, figures, captions, --all while keeping everything else in place. If you are that person or you know someone--let me know. Zach thinks he can help me, but I still think I might need to get outside help. Anyway, with so much going on this month, I feel that some of these goals are unlikely to happen--others are just par for the course. We'll see. I'll be doing a lot of juggling, praying, and looking forward to June. I don't want to wish away May, though, so here are some goals to MAKE the most of it.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>You can see how I did on my April goals <a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/2016/05/one-little-word-may-link-up.html" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*JaiseAnn's room (pillows, blankets, letter "J," hang blessing dress)</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Print off pictures from our trip to Seattle (before JaiseAnn was born) and Charleston (before we were married) to add to our gallery wall in the kitchen</span><br /><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy bird food and hang bird feeder (make a second feeder) hang humminbird feeder, too</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books<span style="color: #741b47;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>Peppa Pig activity</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b style="color: #741b47;">*</b>&nbsp;2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something fun and different for date night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Do something intentionally thoughtful for Zach each week</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Time with Zach each night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>*</b>Play a card or board game together one night</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*No refined sugar treats</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Eliminate nighttime snacking</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Strength training 2 times per week (while getting in the habit)&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Find a deal on a bike trailer for my Mother's day gift</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Reduce body checking behaviors to twice a week (I want to get this number to zero someday--sooner than later. I am embarrassed to admit this on my blog-I feel very vulnerable in sharing this goal, but for true mental/emotional health this is something that needs to be addressed more than any of the other goals I have for health.)&nbsp;</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Write a conference schedule&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Share conference schedule on blog</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Activity Days and Nursery Mother's Day activities</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Put up a scripture to reflect on on the fridge</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish thesis</span><b style="font-family: georgia, 'times new roman', serif;"><span style="color: #741b47;">&nbsp;</span></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Set date for thesis defense (communicate date with office at college)&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finalize plans for next year (apply for one job)</span><br /><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">What are your goals for May? Link up and share with us!&nbsp;</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ezXjejFvn3M/Vompyny7gbI/AAAAAAAAB9Y/FIjnbwhpieMDytXRpFvzO1LTlW9kLUYNQCKgB/s1600/OLW_BUTTON_LARGE.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ezXjejFvn3M/Vompyny7gbI/AAAAAAAAB9Y/FIjnbwhpieMDytXRpFvzO1LTlW9kLUYNQCKgB/s320/OLW_BUTTON_LARGE.jpg" width="259" /></a></div><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><script type="text/javascript">document.write('<scr' + 'ipt type="text/javascript" src="//www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=629501&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>'); </script>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-74147607842816391492016-05-01T16:46:00.003-06:002016-05-02T07:48:44.518-06:00How Did I Do, April? <span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Since tomorrow is the One Little Word Linkup and I feel like the posts are way too long if I touch base on April and fill in my goals for May, I'm just going to update you really quickly on April. &nbsp;Tomorrow you can see my new goals for May. If you have any posts about your goals for the year, please link up. We'd love to read and cheer you on!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Here we go!</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains (the curtains I bought were way out of our initial budget, but I loved them...so we have to wait and get the rods. I'm hoping this month so it's going on here.)&nbsp;<b><span style="color: #741b47;">Did NOT do. So I decided that I needed new workout shoes...badly. I use them every day and I needed a new pair. So the budget went toward those this month. May, new curtains coming at you</span><span style="color: #674ea7;">.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*JaiseAnn's room</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Print off pictures from our trip to Seattle (before JaiseAnn was born) and Charleston (before we were married) to add to our gallery wall in the kitchen</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*A print for one of 3 places in our house we want them.</span><br /><span style="color: #741b47; font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>So none of this happened. Big fail on making the home more homey this month.&nbsp;</b></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Make</strike> and hang bird feeders <span style="color: #741b47;"><b>So we painted ONE bird feeder, but haven't hung it yet.</b>&nbsp;</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Invite for 2 play dates</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books (seriously, this one is on here each month. I hope I can really complete it this month) <span style="color: #741b47;"><b>Oh my gosh, you guys! I still haven't done this yet. I'm putting it in my calendar and think I might actually finish it next month. We will see. I'm really really close.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Spend time with Zach each night</strike></span><br /><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Strength training two days a week</strike>&nbsp;<span style="color: #741b47;"><b>I did this-and felt really good about it, but I stopped feeling sore after my workouts about two weeks into this--even though I changed up the workouts each week. I'm not sure what that means. I tried to talk to my brother about it, but he and I have different outlooks on exercise and health in general so I left that conversation just as confused as ever. So if any of you out there can tell me. Do I need to feel sore? If I feel fatigued and tired <i>during</i>&nbsp;the workout is that enough to build more muscle? I don't like strength training--I love cardio exercises--in many different forms I've learned--so I am new to this world.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Eliminate excess sugar </strike><span style="color: #741b47;"><b>This was a huge success for me overall. I learned a lot and am following this through next month.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Review Priesthood session of conference talks</strike> and then write up a schedule for studying the talks from May-October (more to come on this I hope) <b><span style="color: #741b47;">Still need to write up my schedule</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*<strike>Continue listening to podcasts on Mormon Channel</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Go to the temple</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Apply for two jobs</strike><b><span style="color: #741b47;">I also interviewed for two jobs this month and sort-of interviewed for a third. I got one job and am waiting to hear back on the other two. One of them I *think* I really really want. All are super part-time and from home...and in the field of education. I honestly am just taking it all a day at a time and am feeling incredibly grateful that I can even apply for jobs like these right now.&nbsp;</span></b></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><strike>*Finish conducting experiment</strike></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">*Analyze data<span style="color: #741b47;"><b> Just now starting to analyze--it will be done by the end of May, though, because I have to have my whole entire paper turned in by May. So yeah, don't be surprised if my goals for next month are pretty slim.&nbsp;</b></span></span><br /><div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><b>How did April treat you?&nbsp;</b></span></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-56081534327455793022016-04-20T08:07:00.000-06:002016-04-20T08:07:10.219-06:00What Would You Do With Pink Lipstick<span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">It's time again for another What Would You Do Wednesday? A quick review--we're each given a prompt and have to share our ideas of what to do with it. This is a link up--so of course we'd love to see what YOU would do with pink lipstick as well. This month's prompt was <b>pink lipstick</b>.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I wasn't sure what to do with this prompt. Just wear pink lipstick and get pictures taken of it? I opted for something else instead. I don't typically wear lipstick--I even talked about that in my<a href="http://www.mynewlines.com/p/about.html" target="_blank"> About Me page</a>. &nbsp;In fact, I have a post in the drafts about lipstick alternatives for people like me.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Lately I've been enjoying adding color to my lips when I get ready and I've been surprised at what a difference it makes-as I've always been more of a tinted gloss type person. I discovered Burts Bees Lip Shimmers and they have made a huge difference. The shimmer goes on easy-it's not chalky and adds color without being more bold than I'm comfortable with. The color I used for this prompt is-Peony.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PELg80Hya3A/VxeLSnNY6HI/AAAAAAAACFI/QpDKytquhDsakVZw3Glgl1gmH5D87ZEQQCLcB/s1600/pink_lipstick.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" height="116" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PELg80Hya3A/VxeLSnNY6HI/AAAAAAAACFI/QpDKytquhDsakVZw3Glgl1gmH5D87ZEQQCLcB/s640/pink_lipstick.jpg" width="640" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Wanting to do something different with my lipstick, I started thinking. I often drive the car that Zach uses for work when I go to class at night. Sometime (read: not often enough) I will leave Zach a little something to find in the morning on his way to work--a favorite treat, a note, or both. I decided to leave a note for him sealed with a kiss. I also added a little lipstick to the front of the envelope as well, just to make it fun and a little flirty.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gQ7y6r9ERVc/VxeL3TBqAYI/AAAAAAAACFQ/TMlkdHE6GXY2Owh6Uy77Rp4MbjILRZguQCLcB/s1600/lipstick_notes.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" height="360" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gQ7y6r9ERVc/VxeL3TBqAYI/AAAAAAAACFQ/TMlkdHE6GXY2Owh6Uy77Rp4MbjILRZguQCLcB/s640/lipstick_notes.jpg" width="640" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Lipstick notes are so fun! I hope Zach's note made him smile when he found it this morning.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKVWvhrWsEk/VujeNCpA6sI/AAAAAAAACDk/SGNRzfPODfkAjX5c2PRgLqsTehmscjfrQCKgB/s1600/what-would-you-do-wednesday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><img border="0" height="272" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DKVWvhrWsEk/VujeNCpA6sI/AAAAAAAACDk/SGNRzfPODfkAjX5c2PRgLqsTehmscjfrQCKgB/s320/what-would-you-do-wednesday.png" width="320" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">What would you do with pink lipstick? Link up with us!</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --> <script type="text/javascript">document.write('<scr' + 'ipt type="text/javascript" src="//www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=626259&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>'); </script>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-71502407957610627952016-04-08T07:00:00.000-06:002016-04-08T07:00:29.802-06:00Moms, How Do Your Kids Play Outside? <span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">JaiseAnn loves to play outside! Most kids do from what I understand, but I am so happy she likes it because nothing makes me happier (besides my family and the gospel of course) than sunshine! </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Our backyard is boring--in every sense of the word. There's absolutely no landscaping (hoping to change that LITTLE by LITTLE) and there are no toys. JaiseAnn has&nbsp;a water table and a few balls to kick around. That's it.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LlKRwwq0OME/VwbfMIR772I/AAAAAAAACE4/Mt5ofgkMoH4KoOBJlRcs2FaUlS37u4hTQ/s1600/outside_play_suggestions.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LlKRwwq0OME/VwbfMIR772I/AAAAAAAACE4/Mt5ofgkMoH4KoOBJlRcs2FaUlS37u4hTQ/s400/outside_play_suggestions.jpg" width="306" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">It's a little too cold for water right now, so we do rice in the water table and she loves that, but I have rice EVERYWHERE! I've been wanting to get some things for the backyard for her. We have a park in our neighborhood and we live near a school so we can use that playground almost whenever. I have no problems going to&nbsp;a park, so until I can afford the swing set I really want (which is almost two of our fairly modest mortgage payments) I'm not really wanting a swing set. </span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">I like the idea of a slide, but I have been looking for ones that have a wooden rather than plastic base. Really, though, I want you guys to tell me your secrets. </span><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">What are some other outdoor toys that I should get--especially ones that are not too expensive? What do I not know about?&nbsp;What do your kids love?</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-66654543092685724332016-04-04T12:38:00.001-06:002016-04-04T12:41:25.668-06:00One Little Word: April Goals<span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">I'm ready to share April's goals with all of you and touch base on how March went. I didn't post March's goals, so I decided that instead I will take a page from </span><a href="http://www.silverliningtheblog.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Brooke's</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> book and do a</span><a href="http://www.silverliningtheblog.com/2016/01/instead-of-to-do-lists.html" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> DONE list</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"> and let you know what I accomplished in March. </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">I'm linking up with </span><a href="http://www.aubreyzaruba.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Aubrey</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">, </span><a href="http://www.ashley-ziegler.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Ashley</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">, and </span><a href="http://onehooliemama.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Suzanna</span></a><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">. We'd love it if you linked up with any post that shares your accomplishments for March or new goals for April! </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nvb1AQS-FVA/VwK0MnqqlsI/AAAAAAAACEk/PHeP0WfBc68oNPh604ZHByyE6pY3rDhxg/s1600/April_Goals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><img border="0" height="251" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Nvb1AQS-FVA/VwK0MnqqlsI/AAAAAAAACEk/PHeP0WfBc68oNPh604ZHByyE6pY3rDhxg/s640/April_Goals.jpg" width="640" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Bought curtains</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Spring cleaning--one area a day. So far some big accomplishments include cleaning out under the sinks, cleaning our mattress, cleaning off the front (and side) of our fridge, wiping down baseboards, light switches, door knobs, etc. I still have a lot to do, but I feel good about what I've accomplished so far. </span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*I made time for Zach every night and we spent every weekend hanging out. We didn't have any elaborate date nights, but that was okay. I feel like I'm taking it easy on planning so much while we are so busy. Right now, just relaxing on the weekend is all I want to do. </span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Did 2 Easter crafts with JaiseAnn</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Did Toddler Ressurection eggs with JaiseAnn to help her tell the resurrection story </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Made a treat (homemade pretzels) together one afternoon </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Took pictures at the temple of JaiseAnn in her Easter dress-she wasn't the most cooperative but we got a few gems</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Invited people over for 2 play dates-my goal this year was to MAKE things happen and so rather than waiting to be invited, I started being the one to invite--imagine that. It only took me 31 years to figure that one out!</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Attended the temple (first time this year--man, this took us too long to make happen)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Started listening to podcasts on the Mormon Channel app again-I do this while making breakfast or dinner usually. It's so uplifting to bring such edifying media into our home</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Hit between 63,000 and 70,000 steps each week this month! </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Exercised 4-5 days a week and started doing online Barre or ballet workouts for strength trainin</span><br /><u><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></b></u><u><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Career/Education</span></b></u><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Proposed my thesis (for those of you that don't know how this works a brief summary is you write your first three chapters of a thesis, propose it to a committee, they approve it (hopefully) which ultimately approves your study, conduct your study, collect and analyze data, and write the final two chapters of your thesis, and then defend your findings--I'm thinking of writing a blog post about this when I'm all done because I had a really difficult time finding information about stuff when I started and I wanted a regular person to just explain the basics to me:) So my proposal happened and was approved. I still need to do ALL THE REST so you'll notice that I'll still be pretty absent around here.</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Started conducting my experiment</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Applied for 2 jobs</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span></b><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: large;">APRIL GOALS</span></b><br /><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /></span></b><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ezXjejFvn3M/Vompyny7gbI/AAAAAAAAB9Y/qHMYHDjFbVkIKYqT6tn9gEkPaQL2Ibh2g/s1600/OLW_BUTTON_LARGE.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ezXjejFvn3M/Vompyny7gbI/AAAAAAAAB9Y/qHMYHDjFbVkIKYqT6tn9gEkPaQL2Ibh2g/s400/OLW_BUTTON_LARGE.jpg" width="323" /></span></a></div><b><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /></span></b><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Home</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains (the curtains I bought were way out of our initial budget, but I loved them...so we have to wait and get the rods. I'm hoping this month so it's going on here.) </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*JaiseAnn's room </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Print off pictures from our trip to Seattle (before JaiseAnn was born) and Charleston (before we were married) to add to our gallery wall in the kitchen</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*A print for one of 3 places in our house we want them.</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Motherhood</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Make and hang bird feeders</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Invite for 2 play dates</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books (seriously, this one is on here each month. I hope I can really complete it this month)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Marriage</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Spend time with Zach each night</span><br /><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Health</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Strength training two days a week</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Eliminate excess sugar</span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"><br /></span></u></b><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Spirituality</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Review Priesthood session of conference talks and then write up a schedule for studying the talks from May-October (more to come on this I hope)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Continue listening to podcasts on Mormon Channel </span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Go to the temple</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;"></span><br /><b><u><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Career/Education</span></u></b><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Apply for two jobs</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Finish conducting experiment</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">*Analyze data</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif; font-size: large;"><br /></span><u></u><b><span style="font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">How are you doing on your 2016 goals? Link up any post that is related in ANY way (really there are no rules) below. I promise to check it out and cheer you on!</span></b> <br /><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="614328"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=614328" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a></div><script src="//static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js?v=116" type="text/javascript"></script><!-- end InLinkz script -->Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-2180864949396099942016-03-16T07:00:00.000-06:002016-03-16T07:00:01.003-06:00What Would You Do--March <span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Hi everyone. I have been absent from this space for over a month and I didn't even have the decency to do a catch up post. I know. My heart is still off and on about this whole thing and I'm still really trying to get on top of my school stuff. So Friday I promise to have a post up where I give you a few post ideas and you guys get to weigh in on the topics you'd like to hear most about. I figure, you deserve it for hanging around.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DKVWvhrWsEk/VujeNCpA6sI/AAAAAAAACDg/iniFHmnrWVcAXQEsTZZVSZ_GM2s1T5TSA/s1600/what-would-you-do-wednesday.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="340" src="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DKVWvhrWsEk/VujeNCpA6sI/AAAAAAAACDg/iniFHmnrWVcAXQEsTZZVSZ_GM2s1T5TSA/s400/what-would-you-do-wednesday.png" width="400" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Anyway, I'm back with one of my favorite Link-Ups--What Would You Do Wednesday. (This link up is with <a href="http://www.aubreyzaruba.com/" target="_blank">Aubry Zaruba</a>, <a href="http://www.themorrelltale.com/" target="_blank">The Morrell Tale</a>, <a href="http://www.burkedoes.com/" target="_blank">Burke Does</a>, and One <a href="http://onehooliemama.com/" target="_blank">Hoolie Momma</a>). &nbsp; Our March prompt was "What would you do with a pin from <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/Shar/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>?" Well, this is just right up my alley these days. <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/Shar/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> is my go-to for ideas for crafts with JaiseAnn, dinner ideas, and basically everything else.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">For this prompt I went with a craft for JaiseAnn. I basically am obsessed with fingerprint crafts and I try to have her make one for just about every holiday. I found this cute <a href="http://www.craftymorning.com/fingerprint-easter-egg-craft-free-basket-printable/" target="_blank">fingerprint Easter basket craft idea</a> and thought it would be perfect for her. We've been reading a book about the Easter Bunny lately and she's a bit obsessed, so I thought she'd like the baskets. Plus, we're having an Easter Brunch type thing a week early with some family and I figured we could maybe frame it for decoration.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S2xDiQvjKP4/VujbhyUz9pI/AAAAAAAACC8/7nGZgpV-zGE-4_-W9mJ1D5lUtM-r6a_vg/s1600/easterbasketpaintingcraft1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="566" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S2xDiQvjKP4/VujbhyUz9pI/AAAAAAAACC8/7nGZgpV-zGE-4_-W9mJ1D5lUtM-r6a_vg/s640/easterbasketpaintingcraft1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I started with a hand drawn basket. I was going to have JaiseAnn color it in later but changed my mind. You'll see.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KB6dsSSD8B0/VujbuGgb7aI/AAAAAAAACDA/Ih1g0qIZA44-TY-lUhVk0c4tDJK3ZhhBQ/s1600/easterbasketpainting2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="628" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KB6dsSSD8B0/VujbuGgb7aI/AAAAAAAACDA/Ih1g0qIZA44-TY-lUhVk0c4tDJK3ZhhBQ/s640/easterbasketpainting2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I put a few dabs of different Easter-y paint colors on a plate--as you can see the yellow as a bit thinner than the other colors and it started running.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9EN_nO6_pIQ/Vujb8JjnFVI/AAAAAAAACDE/wwQuj2TQYi4fd6qhryrdtKqZEdh54P7Ag/s1600/easterbasketpainting3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="388" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9EN_nO6_pIQ/Vujb8JjnFVI/AAAAAAAACDE/wwQuj2TQYi4fd6qhryrdtKqZEdh54P7Ag/s640/easterbasketpainting3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">I demonstrated using a finger to "boop boop" an egg onto the paper. JaiseAnn caught onto the "boop boop" part, but she didn't really catch onto the fingerprint part. We started with her letting me know each time she wanted to change colors and I'd wipe her finger off. Eventually, though, she just took charge and it turned more into a finger<i>&nbsp;painting </i>craft than a finger <i>print</i>&nbsp;craft.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2ZtFN2Yl9vk/VujcX_pratI/AAAAAAAACDQ/eGkcbXd0hdkHg-_JGMFmPFBspCpA2XPgw/s1600/easterbasketpainting4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="425" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2ZtFN2Yl9vk/VujcX_pratI/AAAAAAAACDQ/eGkcbXd0hdkHg-_JGMFmPFBspCpA2XPgw/s640/easterbasketpainting4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Of course I don't mind. I'll treasure this. Plus, this is her at her age and with her preferences and I don't really love it when parents show me crafts they made with their kids that they clearly made and put together and maybe their kid helped dab a bit of glue on it--it's just not my style.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;"><br /></span><b><span style="font-family: &quot;georgia&quot; , &quot;times new roman&quot; , serif;">Have you tried out an idea/recipe/project from Pinterest lately? Share it with us and link up below. I can't wait to check them all out!</span>&nbsp;</b> <!-- start InLinkz script --> <br /><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="608149"><br /></div><div class="InLinkzContainer" id="608149"><a href="http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=608149" rel="nofollow" title="click to view in an external page.">An InLinkz Link-up</a></div><script src="//static.inlinkz.com/cs2.js?v=116" type="text/javascript"></script><!-- end InLinkz script -->Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-753327498602997080.post-60136662447266243002016-02-11T15:23:00.000-07:002016-02-11T15:23:36.921-07:00I'll Be Back<span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I just thought I would stop in here in the space that I've neglected for far too long. I'm not really sure what's been going on with me, but I feel like I hit a breaking point this week...a breaking point that I have been on the verge of for about six weeks it seems.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">My plate is too full and I've gotten behind on the blog so generating content and promoting it and interacting appropriately on this space has started to overwhelm me. My current home/work from home/school situation is <i>such </i>a blessing, but it's not easy. Not easy at all. In fact, I have been dealing wtih some health issues as a result of my stress which isn't unusual but it is unusual since I started staying home.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br />Add that to finding out some devestating news about our dog this week and I was waking my husband up at 1:30 AM on Wednesday morning for a blessing. After my blessing as I attempted to get back to sleep it hit me <i>hard--</i>I <b>need</b>&nbsp;to take some things off of my plate and I need to take a little breather and allow myself some breathing room.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I'm home to take care of my home and all the people in it. I'm taking a month-long break from blogging. I hope you will all be here when I get back and I'll try to find time to read and comment on your blogs still--if you have them.&nbsp;</span><br /><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;">I'm grateful for your understanding and I'll let you know when I'm ready to start sharing my thoughts and my life again.&nbsp;</span>Sharlee Hatchhttps://plus.google.com/105961283060004942144noreply@blogger.com0