I totally forgot about goals. I guess that'll happen to you when you only had one goal the month before and it was pretty easy to accomplish without even thinking about it... Speaking of, let's see how I did on that goal, shall we?
Yes, friends, I did in fact get married! On October 10th, 2015, to be exact. Is it funny that when I put that as a goal I was like, "Watch us cancel or postpone the wedding and me have to come back and eat my words about how my goal was sooo easy and totally going to get done"? [No, I had no doubts about Michael and he doesn't about me...but seriously, I'm always paranoid about having to eat my words! Ha!]
So after that quick recap, I considered just putting, "Move to Portland" as my goal for November but I thought that was boring. Plus, there are multiple things we need to do involving the move, so I figured I can split those into several goals and not be quite as boring.
Check. :) We met up on Tuesday, and yes, this was planned before I wrote this post. But I've seen things going around that say, "I write things I've already done on my to-do list just so I can get the satisfaction of crossing them off" and that's exactly what I'm doing here. I figured I'd have a picture to put here, but we failed as bloggers and didn't get one!
Purge, Purge, Purge!
I am trying to be diligent about what we keep and take with us in the move. Getting rid of stuff feels great no matter when you do it, but it makes a lot more sense to get rid of it before packing it up and moving it 180 miles. We have a table and chairs that are the standard light wood with white legs (do you know what I'm talking about?). It was a hand-me-down from my parents--they had it at our float house (a little one-room house that floated on the river, but has since been sold). It's just kind of bulky and Tully has done a number on it by chewing on the bottom of the chairs when we're eating anyway. I'm getting rid of my dresser because it's just a plain IKEA dresser and it's done the job for three years, but I've got my eye on a slightly fancier IKEA dresser. (I'm adult enough to get a fancier dresser, just not one not from IKEA apparently.) And basically I'm going to try to get rid of anything else that I can! Including hand cream that I found that was dated 2003. And various medications of Michael's that expired in 2012.
I mean this kind of has to happen, right? Our current lease ends on November 13th so we have to move somewhere! But again, it's something I can add just to cross off later. #dedicated
Go ice skating!
Remember when I mentioned Michael's family's shower gift to us? Well we finally got to open our first date envelope and the date for November is to go ice skating and get hot cocoa (complete with the money for ice skating and a Starbucks gift card). I think I'm going to cheat and get a peppermint white mocha instead of cocoa though...it's my go-to winter-y drink. :)
Start figuring out Christmas gifts
I'm not going to put pressure on myself to have all of them complete this month...but I want to make some progress.
Daily dog walks
Walking our dogs around our current neighborhood is a no-go. We're literally in the middle of the city and one of our dogs is very anxious and timid. She just slinks back and tries to hide at every noise or person walking by. She expends more energy being nervous than she does walking. Our new apartment is in a residential neighborhood, and though my anxious dog gets nervous walking in my parents' neighborhood in a tiny town, I'm going to try to walk the dogs daily for the rest of the November after we move.
I'm linking up with the ladies behind the monthly goals link-up, Angie and Karen!