Goodbye October

goodbye october
October Goals Recap

~Try to determine what’s causing my back pain
Yes! I wrote about it here.

~Read more than I did in September
Yes! I had to go take a look at my Goodreads stats to see. I read 1 book in September and 6 books in October.

~Reorganize the pantry and draft up a new menu plan for the month
Yes! And I even sewed this cute new curtain for it.

~Make sure Andy has an awesome birthday
Yes! We celebrated with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory

~Boost my blog readership by networking more
Yes! I’m excited about the new blogger friendships I’ve recently made + the new blogs I’m reading now

~Decorate a pumpkin
No. But we did finally buy a pumpkin for our front porch
 

October is here!

Welcome October
Wow, we’re already in to October two days. I intended to have this up by the 1st but wanted to think about my goals a little bit, because they’ve actually changed in just the last couple of days.

In October I will…

~Try to determine what’s causing my back pain
~Read more than I did in September
~Reorganize the pantry and draft up a new menu plan for the month
~Make sure Andy has an awesome birthday
~Boost my blog readership by networking more
~Decorate a pumpkin

What do you hope to do in October?

September Was Super Cool

In September…

~We took a little weekend vacation to Steamboat Springs
~Andy painted our garage floor and speckled it
~I made my own gourd birdhouse
~I shared my personal feelings on balancing work and life
~Told you that typography was my favorite thing to decorate with

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How did I do on my September goals?

~ Enjoy a Labor Day weekend vacation
DONE! This little trip was perfect

~ Stay ahead on lesson plans for dance class
So far so GOOD! The first few weeks are always a little shaky as both kids and teacher get settled. But we’re doing great and I’ve already got several positive comments from parents, so yay!

~ Can more tomatoes and clean out the garden
NOPE! I ended up with 8 quarts of canned tomatoes and decided to stop there. We are talking about cleaning out the garden this weekend, but we may not get to it just yet.

~ Finally buy new tap shoes. I’ve had the same pair for the last 15 years.
YES! They came yesterday in fact. I posted a picture on instagram (HerSunday)

September is here!

welcome september

In September I will…

~ Enjoy a Labor Day weekend vacation
~ Stay ahead on lesson plans for dance class
~ Can more tomatoes and clean out the garden
~ Finally buy new tap shoes. I’ve had the same pair for the last 15 years.

August 2012 Recap

In August I…
Replanted my Yuccas

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My August Goals were:

To try not to worry– I think this speaks for itself

To finally stain our nightstands– No, but we did a test stain and decided that we no longer liked the color we had chosen. So it’s back to the drawing board.
To go swimming or camping- We went swimming at Lagoon this year so I guess that counts.
To finish a reading challenge– Technically I finished the Dystopian challenge. I haven’t posted about it on BTB yet because I plan to read one more before doing that. (I had to read 4-6 and I’ve read 5.)
How was your August?

July 2012 Recap

In July I…

I told you some things I’m afraid of
Make a cute summer door hanger for a friend
Showed you the updates on our bathroom remodel and added polka dots to it!
Met the author of Divergent and Insurgent at my first ever author signing
Gave my tips for surviving a job you didn’t care for
and finally, we saw buffalo!!

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My July goals were…

  • Finish my California mini scrapbook- It’s not finished but I did make great headway.
  • Organize my new bookshelves- done!
  • Do Pilates three times a week- Ummm, no. Darn those lazy summer days!
  • Finish the Salad Challenge– done! I’ll post the last few salads and the round up soon.
  • See some fireworks- done! We saw fireworks on the 19th up in Hyde Park and saw some more at the Pioneer Days Rodeo on the 24th. 

    June 2012 Recap

    In June I…

    took a drive to Pineview
    started a salad challenge
    sewed a bench cushion cover
    helped my mom do some spring cleaning
    discovered a new place to walk
    took a trip to California
    watched our garden grow

    Rollercoaster

    My June Goals were to…

    1. Commit to starting my scrapbook– I’m still waiting for the new Project Life core kits to come out, so this did not happen. However, I did make a mini book to record our trip to California in.

    2. Have a blast in California for our 1st anniversary trip– The trip was a huge success and we did, indeed, ‘have a blast.’

    3. Drink more water- Completely forgot about this goal. It’s probably going to go on my July list.

    4. Take my road bike out more than once a week– This didn’t happen and in fact, I’ve been quite lazy this month.

    5. Eat salads every day – Not ‘every’ day, but pretty darn close and we’ll be continuing that challenge for a little while longer.

    6. Be positive about work- To be honest, I’ve been increasingly negative about work and find it very difficult to be there these days. It’s frustrating but I’m looking for a solution.

    7. Memorize (and become awesome at) the Pilates basic mat exercises (again)– I did memorize them again, but I did not become awesome at them. I have a lot to say about Pilates and my personal health, so I’ll save that for another post.