Thursday, September 1, 2011


I'm a little late joining the party... but we've decided to set monthly goals.  My hope is that it will help me have a little work-life balance...something I struggle with.  However, I also have trouble setting reasonable (as in can be truly accomplished) goals. John is pretty good at helping me refocus but I also created goal categories to assit in organizing my thoughts.

On with the show....

Finish a baby blanket- the baby was born in May
-do a "me" craft
-keep my nails pretty- since I do a lot of writing at work, I hope it will brighten my day
-work at three times a week- before school???
-blog once a week
-nightly writing three times a week- I've never been a great journaler but I jotting (in no organized fashion) thoughts and worries will help me relax and fall asleep at night

-clean out and organize my closet
-work on decorating the craft room
-fall gardening- research, order, plant some cool weather veggies and spring bulbs?
-keep up our cleaning routine

-make it through the 1st month of school by leaving at 6pm, doing no more than 1 hr a night at home, 2 hours max on the weekends

-dinner at the table 3 times a week
-meal planning weekly
-2 date nights
-weekly family meetings- to look at the schedule for the week ahead and plan meals
-create a new year budget (to me the year goes from Aug-Sept)
-plan anniversary trip

I even made a little calendar to chart our progress.  We also talked about a little reward system....but decided to wait on that.  Is the teacher in me coming out?

What are your plans for September?

Because every post needs a picture~


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! This is definitely a challenging list, but I know you can do it. Looks like the goals will really help you be healthier, happier and more organized. All important things.

Kelly said...

Woah! You sound way more organized than me!

Amigh said...

To get through the first week of school?