Spring does not officially start until March 20th, but, since we all know how much I detest the winter, are we really surprised that I am jumping the gun a little? Of course we aren't.
I'll post my Spring Bucket List tomorrow, but, today, I wanted to see how well I did with my winter goals; as you may recall, I set the bar super low because winter.
1. Follow my usual Christmas traditions, including the baking of all those cookies. This was accomplished. Granted, my mom did the lion's share of the baking, but, I participated. And, I did manage my famous cut sugar cookies, so, I think I should get extra credit for that.
2. Conduct a holiday movie watching marathon, including classics and schmaltzy Hallmark channel movies. We managed It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, A Christmas Story, and Frosty the Snowman. I really, really tried to watch the Hallmark stuff, but, didn't enjoy the side dish of salty tears that came with them, so, I limited my schmaltzy movie viewing.
3. Show my mom the best Christmas that I can. I hope I succeeded on this one. I take no responsibility for the plague that she came down with a couple of days later.
4. Enjoy a few outings with the kids during the holidays. Well, we saw some lights. And, we celebrated the Cub's acceptance to Hawaii Pacific University. I guess that counts? Yeah, you're right, I sucked at this one.
5. Sledding on Cerro Summit on New Years Day. Nailed it. Didn't freeze!
6. Attend all the Man-Cub's basketball games. I fell short by one; last week's business trip precluded me from attending the pigtail game in person, but, I did attend via my flat likeness, thanks to Hugh and my friends. So, I was at all the games, at least in spirit.
7. Eat less crap, keep moving. I did not totally suck at this; I even managed to lose three pounds during the holidays, earning myself 1000 points toward my wellness plan goal at Day Job.
8. Save more money for Hawaii. The money that I did save ($1,500) went toward the purchase of our plane tickets, which means that less of our household income had to be spent. That's a win!
And, that was it for my winter list, see above: setting the bar low. The major goal of the season was not having a total nervous breakdown, and, since I'm not typing this from a padded room, I would say that I accomplished that goal.