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June goal review and July goals!


I know I say this every month, but seriously, how is it July already?? Please tell me I’m not the only crazy one out there who feels like their life is just flying by! Slow down, life!

Anyway, here are my June goals and my July goals!

Up first, June goals:

1. Lose 5 pounds (again)

I did this!! I’m honestly not sure how, since I stumbled a bit in the middle of the month, but it happened and I’m down almost 20 pounds total!

2. Go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week.

Four Square tells me I’ve been to the gym 16 weeks in a row! And yes, I did make it at lest 3 times every week this month!

3. Finish at least 1 chair (if I set a goal of just 1, maybe it’ll happen!)

Oh, I’m so, so close. I have the cushion left, and one more coat on the second chair!

4. Have (or schedule) a cookout with G’s coworkers

Um, scheduled it…but I don’t know that he’s told his coworkers yet. Should get on that.

5. Get through the end of the year and start summer at work without going crazy!

I’d say this was a success, actually. It was tough, but I did it! Transition from childcare into summer camp is stressful!

July goals:

1. Maintain my weight during my cross country trip (10 hours in a car a day and eating out 2 meals a day? I think maintaining is the best I can hope for!)

2. Get a pedicure when Geoff’s away!

3. Have 3 no spend days when Geoff’s away

4. Have 6 no spend days total in July.

5. Firm up plans for Portland trip in August.

6. Read at least 2 books.


What are your goals for July? Can you believe it’s already July??


May goal review and June goals!


June already?? Seriously guys, where is my year going? I can’t even believe 2012 is halfway over. That’s a scary thought.

Anyway, onto my goals! I know this might not be interesting to you, but it helps me to write it out…usually.

May Goals:

1. Lose 5 pounds (I know where I started this month, so I can actually track this!)

Uh oh. I didn’t make it. I had a minor setback and, while I did lose 5 pounds I only netted 3, unfortunately. I’m back on the wagon though!

2. Go to the gym 3 times a week.

Yes! I went 3 times for the first 2 weeks, 4 times the 3rd week and…twice the last week of May. Well, it all averages out.

3. Finish the chairs!

Um, no. They’re still in the same state they were the last time we looked at them.

4. Buy patio furniture


5. Finish 4 scrapbook layouts (There’s no reason I can’t get on top of this!)

Um, oops. I forgot about this goal.

6. Finish the goose in my cross stitch! (I’ll probably post about this later)

I tried, I really did. The problem is, it’s white on white so it’s really boring, so I tend not to work on it.

June Goals (Hopefully better than May)

1. Lose 5 pounds (again)

2. Go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week.

3. Finish at least 1 chair (if I set a goal of just 1, maybe it’ll happen!)

4. Have (or schedule) a cookout with G’s coworkers

5. Get through the end of the year and start summer at work without going crazy!


What are your goals this month?

February Goals


I never got around to making goals for January, for whatever reason, but I’m here in February to start fresh! Can you believe it’s February already?? In just 3 short weeks I will be in Hawaii! We’ve been saving for so long that I can’t believe that it’s almost here!

But I digress. Onto my goals!

1. Work out 3 times a week.
I’m going to count all the walking and swimming I’m hoping to do in Hawaii as work outs!

2. Finish my mom’s scrapbook (post on this coming soon!)

3. Start painting the living room chairs

4. List 3 washcloths on my Etsy shop

5. Write 3 letters.

I think this is enough goals for this month, considering we’ll be gone for a week. Work will also be busy too, since we’re kicking off our big fundraising month, so I’ll definitely have my hands full.

Are you setting goals this month?

Goals for 2012


I thought that I had a list of goals for 2011, but aside from the house list, I guess I didn’t. That’s OK, because there’s a first time for everything! Here are my goals for 2012. I tried to keep them simple and not give myself too many, because goals can be overwhelming and I wanted to accomplish something! So, without further ado, my goals!

1. Make 13 payments to the mortgage and student loans.

2. Buy new furniture for the family room.

3. Get to my goal weight.

4. Get a promotion at work.

5. Blog (decent posts) regularly.

6. Get off my medication.

7. Participate in the 52 Letter Challenge again (and keep track of the number of letters I write!)

8. Go home for a visit.

9. Take more pictures.

10. Finish my wedding scrapbook! Also, get up-to-date on the day-to-day pictures.

11. Cross stitch 1 stocking.

12. Fully fund our emergency fund (goal: $10,000)

What are your goals for 2012?

November goals


I had a hard time coming up with goals this month and I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m overwhelmed that it’s November. Maybe looming Thanksgiving has me thrown off. I’m not sure, but for whatever reason I just couldn’t get my act together. So, here’s what we get for this month:

1. Go to yoga every week.

2. Lose 4 pounds {this is a pound a week, hopefully I can do that, even with Thanksgiving!}

3. Finish Christmas shopping {yes, I’m serious}

4. Get all the Christmas decorations up {starting after Thanksgiving, of course}

5. Plan the garden for next summer and prepare the ground {tear up grass, etc.}

I wasn’t thrilled with last month’s goals, so I’m hoping to do better this month. What do you think?

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October goals


I love October. Not nearly as much as September, since it’s my birthday month, but I do love October and fall. I know I’m not alone in this, because plenty of other bloggers have been commenting on the same thing! So, what are my goals for this month?

1. Cook at least 4 times a week. This could be tough, since I haven’t been cooking hardly at all lately.

2. Register for whatever tests I need to take to get into school, and complete my application. I’m not sure if this is a lofty goal or not, and it won’t be fully complete until I take the WEST-E and WEST-B in November, but we will see.

3. Finish sanding and staining my bedside table. This turned out to be a much bigger task than I thought it would be.

4. Donate at least 2 boxes of stuff to Goodwill. I do love a good purge.

5. Make at least $100 babysitting and/or on Ebay and Craigslist. I set this goal at $100 because I have 2 babysitting jobs next week and should get $60 total so setting it for $50 doesn’t seem fair 🙂

I think that’s plenty for this month! 

Are you setting goals? What are your goals?

September Goal Review


It’s that time of the month again…goal review! I both look forward and dread this because I love seeing that I’ve accomplished things, but hate when I haven’t! Here are my goals for this month, and how I did:

1. Paint the guest bed white.
I didn’t do this because my garage is currently being taken up by another refinishing project! Details on that when I finish it. Someday.

2. Sand, re-stain and sell the Freecycle table on Craigslist
Sanded and re-stained, but not sold yet 😦

3. Make $50 on ebay and Craigslist (I’m hoping to list the table at $50, so this should be an easy goal to reach)
Well, I made $20 on Ebay, and $60 babysitting, so I call this goal a success, even if my table is still sitting in the garage. Sigh.

4. Read three new books
This is a failure. I read 1 old book, 1 new book and I’m in the middle of an old book and a new book! So, I’m doing alright.

5. Apply to 4 jobs.
I don’t think I need to make this a goal anymore because I’m so adept at it! I applied to at least 10 this month. Whoa.

6. Lose 5 pounds.
Well…almost. I’m down 4.5 but I think that might be since the very end of August.

Did you set goals this month? How did you do?