Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Goals Update

April was a chilly, rainy month, but I didn't mind too much since I spent much of it visiting my in-laws in El Salvador!  I'm hoping that May will bring some warmer, drier weather.  Despite my two week vacation, I'm still on the hook for my 2011 goals that I set out for myself in January.  Click here for more information.

Visiting my in-laws was on the list, specifically because my husband's grandparents on his mother's side are still alive, and our son is their only great-grandchild.  Having living great-grandparents is a pretty special thing in my opinion, so we're making the effort to visit once a year.

My thesis is still moving along, and I've set a date of the end of May to have a completed 1st draft.  I'll let you know how this goes at the end of next month!  I have a chapter and a half to write, and a conclusion.  I work on my thesis 3 days per week and have my son home two days, so I'll have to make good use of my time.

Improving our outdoor space and garden was on my list, and today we revamped the flower garden at the front of the house, digging out grass from where it didn't belong, creating a nice edge and putting down mulch.  We also planted a boxwood in a space that's been driving me nuts since we moved in two years ago, and also decided upon which plants to put in when it warms up a bit more.  I'm really pleased with the results, and I can't wait to see it in the summer when everything's in bloom. 

Spending time with family was also high on my list of priorities, and we were blessed to spend time with both sides of the family this month and to see my husband's youngest brother who we haven't seen since 2008. 

Finally, I've posted everyday as per the blog dare.  Some days have been a struggle, but I'm thrilled to have kept up with the daily posting for the past four months.  When I started this blog last December, I thought I would post something once or twice a week.  The blog dare has helped me make my blog a high priority in my life, and I'm thankful for that. 

Until next month...

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