1. Take Sophia and Olivia on two field trips for homeschooling.
I had anticipated taking Sophia and Olivia to Vertical Endeavors for indoor rock climbing and to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts during the third week of February.
We ended up not going to Vertical Endeavors because we wanted to get some other homeschooling work done instead and didn't want to spend 1 1/2 hours driving to and from Vertical Endeavors that day.
Then, when we were supposed to go to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, there was a major ice and snowstorm, so we opted to reschedule that for another time when the weather is better and it is safer to drive.
So, we went to the local elementary school's Arts and Academic Fair and Book Sale on the 22nd.
One of the exhibits at the Arts and Academic Fair.
The girls enjoyed themselves and liked seeing the variety of projects that students created.
Another exhibit at the Arts and Academic Fair.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the girls went to Courage Center's warm-water pool for swimming through the Valley Friendship Club.
The warm water pool at Courage Center.
They had a fun time swimming, and want to go back again so they can swim in the warm water pool.
2. Do one cleaning/de-cluttering project each week. The four areas that I want to concentrate on during February are:
=> the linen/towel/medicine closet;
=> the fabric bins in my office;
=> the "to-do" projects in my office; and
=> the items in one section of my office which need to be put away or donated so there is more space.
I made no progress on this goal. These truly are pressing projects that I want to complete. So, I will be rolling them over to March. Hopefully things will settle down by then with Cooper (the new puppy who we adopted on February 7th).
3. Get federal and state income taxes done.
I totaled each of the areas that are needed for taxes (e.g., medical, dental, small business on Etsy, mortgage payments) and entered the information onto the multi-page form provided by the CPA. I brought the form and the paperwork to her on February 26th.
It's such a relief to have my part of the taxes done. Now it's just a matter of waiting for her to complete the taxes and electronically submit them. This should be done by 7th of March.