1 Apr 2014
I love having these goals, as simple as they are. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but they really give some structure to the open-ended form of the month, and I love to come back and check in with them. I also love how they capture what my life is like during any given month, providing a snapshot of what I was passionate about, what I was working on, what I was hoping to accomplish.
This month, my main focus is the book proposal. All of you lovely Krug veterans will recall that this is for the book I wrote in 2013. I made some headway on the proposal last fall, but then was derailed by morning sickness. I am so happy to say that this is no longer a pipe dream or wish upon a star. It is almost finished! Every day I am chipping away at it, and it really and truly will be sent off to my first-choice agent this month. Hurray!
My other big project is the baby’s quilt. I don’t think I will finish it this month (especially since we will be out of town for a week), but I’ve got all the fabric cut and the pattern about halfway laid out. So this month will be all about sewing and ironing, ironing and sewing. But it will be so exciting when I have the whole quilt top finished!
I’ve loved the walks I’ve been taking with this sweet baby along. It’s my goal to keep that up for the duration of my pregnancy.
Woot, we are going on a few trips this month! I booked this weekend getaway in Carlsbad when I had the first glimmer of hope that I might eventually feel human again. I can’t wait to explore the town and visit the flower fields! And maybe pick strawberries too. It’s probably early yet for sweet ones, but hope dies last. And then we’ll be going to Maui for a week! The whole trip came about because of an impromptu comment Eric made and an enormous storehouse of frequent flier miles he hadn’t been able to use for any of our other trips (I married the right man, in one million different ways). I am still kind of pinching myself that we’re going, and I’m so looking forward to some relaxing days at the beach, delicious pineapple and passion fruit, and having a whole uninterrupted week with my husband before our baby comes. What a treasure.
I’m keeping the goals short and sweet while I’m pregnant (and probably even shorter and sweeter once the baby comes!), but taking pictures is a perpetual goal. I never ever regret it. Happy April!
Update, May 2014: Woot, the proposal is off! I had a truly great time putting it together, and it was definitely one of the most empowering things I’ve ever done in my life. And now we wait. But at least we feel confident about what we’ve sent out into the world:) The baby’s quilt is coming right along–more than half of the strips have been sewn, and then I’ll stitch them all together to form the quilt top. And then I get to go back to the fabric store to choose the backing. That is going to be fun! Walking is going well–some days I walk longer than others, but I suppose that’s to be expected, given the demands of everyday life. I am looking to get more consistent with the long walks in the next couple of weeks, though, as I start preparing for labor. It’s hard to describe how wonderful our time in Carlsbad and Hawaii was. I just so love getting to spend uninterrupted time with Eric, exploring new places, trying new things, and talking about anything and everything. He is my favorite person on earth. And yes, all this bliss is captured in 800 photos. A great month!