→ March 2014 Goals


These were my goals for February:
Didn’t finish a book, but I am actively reading Shell Game by Carol O’Connell; one chapter a night.

Pass inspection
Wham, bam, totally passed! Except somehow all of my paperwork went missing… so I can’t submit it… so I can’t start my business yet. Such is my life.

Bake and take pictures
I made a banana bread and a peanut butter pie! Took pictures of both.

Set up Kitsch Cait and Kitsch Vixen
I’m still sorting things out, but my main focus of this goal was to make this post, and I did, so hooray!

Make a list of places/things to do while living in Japan
I’ve started one with my husband. So far we have, like, five things, but that’s better than nothing!

Meet a new person
I got my hair done a little over a week ago, and the woman who did it is super nice. I’ll definitely go back to her in the future and maybe even see if she’s available to hang out.

→ Do something special with my husband
Nope. This didn’t happen.

→ Finish transferring all of my music to my new computer
Ugh, what a painful and tedious process. I got a Macbook Pro for my Anniversary/Valentine’s Day/tax refund present and I need to get all of my music from my desktop (a PC) onto it pretty soon. I signed up for ADrive.com because Dropbox was taking forever and didn’t give me much room for storage, plus I got a free month. Ideally, I’d like to finish before my free month is up.

→ Find my paperwork or request a copy of the inspection paper and refill out the other forms
Although I had everything all ready for my husband to send up his chain of command, he can no longer do it because the paperwork seems to have just vanished. It’s not where I put it and I’ve looked everywhere else. I like to believe that I’m very organized when it comes to important things, so I was devastated when I went to hand over my papers to the hubby and there was nothing there to hand over.

→ Practice hooping… a lot
As of right now, I can’t do anything except halos, but I’ve only been at it for three days! I really want to be able to do more than 5 waist hooping revolutions by April. I’ll either be doing 15 minutes or an hour a day, but I’ll take a day off if the bruising gets bad. I’m super excited to be able to hoop! I’ve already bought my second one!

→ Get into a routine
My husband is back on the dreaded night schedule. That means I get to choose whether I want to do it with him and have weird, sporadic hours or not do it and only have a several hours to spend with my husband on his days off and maybe one or two hours to spend with him on work days. I had decided that I didn’t want to sleep past 0900, but what I really want is to wake up by 0600. If I can’t get into a (day) routine by the end of March, I’ll go on night’s with my husband.

→ Do the stretches from physical therapy every other day (at least)
I just had my second appointment with the base’s physical therapist and boy did she give me SO MANY more stretches to do. I’m half excited and half overwhelmed, but I know that I don’t need to do every single stretch every single day. I’ll be making up a schedule for them this month. I can’t wait to not have constant back pain.

What are your goals for this coming month?

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February 2014 Goals

Wedding Cake

Our two year anniversary is on the tenth this month, so here’s a picture of our wedding cake!

→ Read
I’ve set up a profile on GoodReads and started a “Books To Read” board on Pinterest, so I will hopefully start chipping away on those lists, or read the fifth book in the Mallory’s Oracle series.

→ Pass inspection
I’ve taken my ServSafe course for food handling already, so now I just need to pass my home inspection and finish up the paperwork and I’ll be good to go with my baking business!

→ Bake and take pictures
I’ll need pictures of my work for Cait’s Kitschen (whatcha think of the name?) so customers have an idea of what my baked good look like. Plus, it’ll be nice to open up my range of recipes/what I normally bake as well.

→ Set up Kitsch Cait and Kitsch Vixen
I know that taking on two blogs is going to be time-consuming and not the easiest thing to do, but I really want to keep Kitsch Vixen as my primary blog and more professional and I figure that on this blog, I can be way more open (and maybe even swear a little -gasp-) and be myself. Not that I’m not myself on Kitsch Vixen, but I don’t really go into detail of my hardships and whatnot there.

→ Make a list of places/things to do while living in Japan
One thing that I have on my 2014 To Do List is to go on more adventures and experience Kyushu more than I have my first year here. All I’ve done so far is visit the Biopark (which I’m totally going back to), visit my local ginza a handful of times, and I ate out twice. That’s not anything at all and I don’t want to leave here in 2016 and regret not doing anything.

→ Meet a new person
I know a few people out here, but I really only hang out with (and consider myself friends with) two sets of couples. One couple is leaving possibly in the next month or two and the other has one more year. That leaves me with one whole year all by my lonesome (not counting the hubby and gremlins, of course) and I’d really like to have at least one other person I can spend time with once my friends are gone.

→ Do something special with my husband
Within one week of February, our anniversary, Valentine’s Day, and his birthday happen. I’d like to do something or go somewhere (hopefully during that week) with the hubby to celebrate. We don’t normally do much, so even eating at the Chili’s on base would be nice.

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