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Progress on two more goals: less screen time, learning guitar

January 6th, 2018 at 02:29 pm

Last night I was successful in not using my phone or computer at all after work. Well, I did play music on my phone on the way home from work, but that was it. There were times I felt tempted but it wasn't too bad.

I didn't even take my phone to bed, which I usually do so I can watch a show on mute until I fall asleep. Luckily I didn't have trouble falling asleep and didn't wake up in the middle of the night like I do sometimes.

Today's task was to sign up for guitar lessons for February. I filled out an online request form and the store will get in touch with me, apparently. So I'm not quite signed up and won't check off that task, but at least I did what I could on it.

I also started NT's UK taxes (ugh), but couldn't get the software to download on my work computer (which is the main computer I use at home too). So I'll have to get NT to try and download it onto his. At least I gathered all the mortgage and rent info to plug into the software once we get it up and running. This just has to be done by the end of the month.

We're having a quiet day at home. We'd arranged play dates for both kids with friends, but one got sick and the other flaked. I don't want the kids to grow up, but one benefit will be when they can handle their own social life! There's so much work on our end to get them together with their friends. I was lucky when I was a kid and had friends on my same block.

Tomorrow's task toward a goal is to start researching emergency preparedness. I'm looking forward to it!

4 Responses to “Progress on two more goals: less screen time, learning guitar”

  1. Dido Says:

    I'll be interested to hear what you come up with on the emergency preparedness front!

    GFY on not taking the phone to bed and limitign screen time!

  2. Bluebird Says:

    Hi CJ, my boys are 12 and 10 (very close to 13 and 11) and they are fiercely independent, for which I'm thankful. But it's bittersweet, because I miss the younger years, cuddling, etc. It will be here before you know it! Great progress on your goals!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Bluebird, I hear ya. I never really comprehended "bittersweet" till I had kids! I'm so excited for each new stage but there are things I miss about the stages that have passed, too.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Great job on less screen time! I'm impressed with the guitar lessons!

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