Happy 2017 you guys!

Time flies when you’re having fun…especially Christmas holidays!!!

My sister Yvonne, who is based in Hong Kong, came for a surprise one week visit at the end of November a few days before Dainty was born…

…so when there was a knock on the door at 9.30am on Thursday 22nd December, I did not expect to see her again!  SURPRISE!!!

It was a lovely surprise but it meant that my vague plans for the Christmas break went out of whack and I didn’t cross off as many goals for last month.

Anyway, whatevs.

Let’s see what goals I am hoping to tick off this month and what goals I achieved last month…

January 2017 Goals

1.  Do my tax return for 2015/16  { this is one thing I REALLY hate about being an adult…ugh! }

2.  Get Dainty’s passport sorted

3.  Indulge in some “me” time

4.  Get a haircut

5.  Get eyebrows and the ‘tache threaded

6.  Do my online stuff – reply emails, blog, blah blah

7.  Start doing light exercises

8.  Start reading a book

9.  Bake a chiffon cake

10.  Write down Dainty’s birth story { before mummy brain takes over and I forgettttt! }

Dainty is already 5 weeks old now!  Where has time gone?!!!!

Recap of December 2016 Goals

1.  Take it easy on myself and stop comparing myself to other mothers with newborns who seem to be able to do it all

DONE!  Every time I feel under pressure, I remind myself that it’s not a competition.  

2.  Sleep whenever I can

Welllllll…kinda failed at that because Mum, sis and I stayed up till 1am onwards every night to play mahjong and watch CSI Miami.  Pure exhaustion especially when I have to nurse a newborn who feeds every 2-3 hours, but pure and utter fun!

3.  Read a book

Hahahaha…NO WAY!

4.  Learn to make bread

Again, NO WAY!!!

5.  Go on a toddler and baby free date with the hubs

YES!  Thanks mum for babysitting!  We had our first kid-free date when Dainty was 5 days old…we went to eat burgers and chips!  So good to be able to eat carbs again after my gestational diabetes diet.

6.  Start a monthly budget plan for 2017

Not yet unfortunately…

7.  Take my daily supplements DAILY – iron tablets, vitamin D, calcium, probiotics


8.  Spend more time offline than online

YES!!!  I definitely achieved that last month!

9.  Tick off any goals that were not achieved last month

Kinda done.  So I STILL haven’t found a nice scrapbook journal for Dainty…the hunt continues.  And I didn’t have any girls’ night OUT but we had plenty of girls’ night IN.

10.  Enjoy the Christmas holiday break with family and friends


How were your Christmas holidays?  What goals do you have for this year?

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