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Pooped from a long day of travel! Linking up with 5 Min for Mom for Wordless Wednesday!

Prompt | Short term goals for this month and why

Well, this month is almost over, but I’ll set some goals for the next 30 days. Initially when reading this I thought of my to-do list as my “goals” but then re-thought it. A true goal. A change in my self. So, I am going to answer both ways.

Something that I need to be more mindful of, and thus it has become a goal, is being less snappy at my husband. I want to count to 3 before asking him to do something, as if he should have read my mind and already have completed the task just as I wanted it done.  I want to take a deep breath and think through my tone. My hubby is truly the most incredible man in the universe (I know, lots of you might argue and say your hubby is the most incredible… lets just agree to disagree for now. :) ) Hubby works hard all day long, spends his little free time playing with and snuggling my daughter, and then spends the non existent time he has left, nurturing our relationship and being a great best friend to me. He deserves for me to show him respect even when I am pooped out and on my final straw. So, because of that. My personal goal for the next 30 days is to stop the bad habit I have found myself in, and stop snapping at my hubby. (I love you honey! Please make sure I stick to this! :) )

For the tactical goals I am going to reference my Successful Year post which is actually a good thing. Reminds me of what I am setting out to accomplish. I am picking three that don’t seem hard or terribly time consuming, but yet they are nagging me to get finished, and have been on the list for far too long!

I am 90% done with getting photo books set up and ordered. I just need to do some final touches and get them ordered. This must happen in the next 30 days. I want to give some away as gifts too.

I also need to back up all the pics on my iPhone. I am increasingly panicked that something will happen to my phone and I will lose them. :(

Hang pictures up in the living room and Tikka’s bedroom… our house doesn’t look finished with nothing hanging on the walls and we have lived there for almost a year!

Wish me luck! What are your short term goals?

Linking up at 5 Minutes for Mom for Wordless Wednesday

A bit blurry but very cute none the less :)

A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you. My daughter!

 

I am linking up with Only Parent Chronicles this Tuesday. You should join us too!

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I’m doing it! I’m making dinner! Well, at least part of it. My hubby is going to throw the chicken on the BBQ while I put Tikka to sleep but I have made the marinade and will make a pasta side dish and corn. WOOHOO!

The noodles I am making are famous in my extended family. My aunt Judy makes them regularly and they are to die for and so simple! I found her recipe that she posted on Short Cut Cook so I am linking to that.

Judy’s Spicy Noodles

1 lb linguini – use Angel Hair but any pasta works well.
1/2 cup chinese sesame oil
1/2 cup soy sauce (use lite if you prefer)
2 Tablespoons hot chili oil
2 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

toasted sesame seeds (if you have the time and energy)

I also add two table spoons of creamy peanut butter and put grilled chicken on top- YUM!

Prepare linguini according to packaged directions. Combine the remainder of the ingredients and toss with the cooked linguini. Serve hot or cold. Even kids love this one.

So, I’m getting dinner on the table. Aren’t you proud of me!?

What did you make for dinner?

I should add- I also got laundry folded and put away and the majority of packing done for little T, went for a workout and an hour long walk AND managed to write this post. :) Yay me.

About Me:

I am a first time mom of a beautiful baby girl. I live in Toronto and eat way too many cookies.

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