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  1. Love this idea, great to look back over each month and acknowledge your achievements whether big or small. It is often the small things that make the biggest difference. I started this year with “themeing” each month (broadly speaking) but might now combine it with thei method too as a kind of buffer at each end of the month. Thanks Alison!
    PS. just got back from brunch with the ladies in Ormskirk and went to that Source deli, eggs benedict, yum!

  2. Oh my and here I thought i’d been busy! I’m going to have to really think about what I accomplished last month. Great post Alison, very inspiring.
    Ali x

  3. Love this idea, great to look back over each month and acknowledge your achievements whether big or small. It is often the small things that make the biggest difference. I started this year with “themeing” each month (broadly speaking) but might now combine it with thei method too as a kind of buffer at each end of the month. Thanks Alison!
    PS. just got back from brunch with the ladies in Ormskirk and went to that Source deli, eggs benedict, yum!

  4. Oh, boy. My month *feels* epically unproductive; let’s see:
    Home:
    It didn’t burn down. :-p
    Put down new carpet in the girls’ room.
    Lined my flatware organizer with felt so things wouldn’t clatter and slide around anymore.
    Had in-laws to visit for three days.

    Work:
    I’ve got 5 children 7 yrs and younger: I’m calling that work.
    Potty-trained 2 year old. Still something of a work on progress.
    Got 8 month old through cutting two top teeth.
    Broke the children of calling each other ‘poopy’.
    Taught division, Greek history, basic music theory and piano to 7 year old.
    Taught 3 successive Sunday School classes on baptism to 1st graders, 5th, and 4th.
    Taught regular SS to 2 yr old class.
    Taught a 3-5 year old class at church every Wednesday night.

    Health: Got the kids through a bacterial infection in the first week of January, took three weeks to kick the same infection in myself.
    Got back into giving the kids cod liver oil 6 days a week after falling off the wagon in December.
    I already cook healthful, yummy food exclusively from raw ingredients, no change there.
    In the last third of January, began working out with the kettlebell regularly, gained noticeable muscle tone already (don’t need to lose weight, just tone up)

    Finances:
    Geez.
    Um, started sorting through past year’s info to get set up to do the taxes. Husband started his own business last year, so things have been rather haywire financially. That is all.

    Myself….
    The above-mentioned exercising is pretty much it. Took my vitamins fairly regularly. Oh, read through all of George MacDonald’s novels on the Kindle Paperwhite I got for Christmas. Free on Amazon, all 40+ of them. That was nice. (I read at 800 words a minute, or so. I wasn’t lolling around reading all the time.)

    Wow. I feel better about last month, now! Thanks!

    1. Okay… I took a little time and came up with some things.
      Started writing curriculum for one class (English4), which is required.
      Decided officially to retire.
      Set up Weebly account.
      Set up Amazon seller account
      Sold one item on Amazon
      Joined Leonie with The Goddess Circle
      Moved furniture and cleaned walls, floors, baseboards in Mom’s room
      Stored all Christmas stuff
      Sent four real letters
      Reinvented several of my son’s favorite meals to be created with almond milk ……………and almond flour.
      Decorated for Valentine’s Day.
      Took a special treat weekly to a friend who is having cancer radiation ………
      …………treatments
      Cleaned and rearranged two walls, floors, cabinets, etc. of the dining room
      Loved almond polish, bergamot, and lavendar…..
      Bought and learned to use a new Smartphone.
      Made Dr. Appointment for Mom
      Created a plan to forge through the rest of the school year despite some
      Issues with superpowers.
      Created a new address system for cards, notes.
      Purchased a web address for my new online store.

  5. What an inspiring post. I tend to get to the end of the month and think back on what I did not do. I will work on my list of “done deals”. Great idea!

  6. In and out of hospital. Painted kitchen wall potters wheel fab shade of grey, cleaned up back garden and back lane. Made fresh bread every day. Downloaded biogs on my kindle. Ordered Sherlock red leather chair from Next. Cushion from Next. Looked after Mum in law. Not got rid of cough – docs tomorrow.

  7. Love this post! What an inspiring idea, it is so easy to constantly belittle ourselves for what we didn’t get done, not so easy to focus on what we do! Thanks Alison for this great reminder.xoxo

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