Monday, July 07, 2014

July Goals


Family
1.    Put together summer schedule with kids at grandparents, doctor physicals, dentist appointments, fittings for uniforms, etc. We’re looking to take the week of 8/18 off to get the kids back into a school schedule and any last minute details.  Need to finalize if we’re going to take the week of 7/28 off for the physicals, other doctor appointments and ordering the uniforms.
2.    Fill out school paperwork for all three kids
Home/Garden/Finances
1.    Have ice maker installed - still missing a piece.  We found it Sunday!‼  We have ice now!
2.    Keep up with the garden: watering, weeding, and harvesting.  We’re in prime garden time of the year
3.    Menu plans for week/less takeout in the budget
4.    Planning for Phoebe’s new room.  First item will be researching the hardwood floors we want throughout the house and what it would cost for the materials and time for Tom to install.
Work
1.    Accept new role as soon as I receive the offer. 
2.    Begin transitioning out of my current role in IT
3.    Documentation of the current state of the processes and their issues for my current IT role.
Health and Fitness
1.    Drop 5 by end of month – I was officially able to drop 5 lbs in June!
2.    Cardio 4-5x per week
3.    Yoga on Monday nights
4.    Tracy Anderson videos for toning muscles
5.    Try 4 new healthy recipes this month (one per week)

Personal
1.    Post on blog at least 4 times a week
2.    Catch up on reading other blogs
3.    Redesign my blog layout 

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

June Goals Recap


Keep in mind, Mercury was in retrograde for most of the month of June.  When that is occurring, plans usually go awry and you need to be flexible and work on researching next steps, but don't sign any contracts or start new projects.  I think that was amply noticeable in how my goals went this month!

Family
  1. One date night per week with DH
  2. Find a YMCA class to do with Phoebe - doing yoga on Monday nights, but she's away now
  3. Work with the children to have less yelling in the house and more cooperation and listening
  4. Plan for summer schedule with kids at grandparents, doctor physicals, dentist appointments, fittings for uniforms, etc. -  Very close.  Finalizing rest of summer schedule today.
Home/Garden/Finances
  1. Have ice maker installed - still missing a piece.  Tom is ordering that
  2. Update the new annual budget file - Done!
  3. Menu plans for week/less takeout in the budget
Work
  1. Develop processes for managing our work
  2. Plan for projects and WRM needs
  3. Clean up inventory of processes we support
  4. Documentation gathering on processes in Livelink
1 - 4 I'm all working on as part of the transition to the new role.....


  1. Pursue other role opportunities in the organization - Hopefully I will find out today the final offer on the promotion.  It's leaving IT and it's working with Digital and Social Media at our company
Health and Fitness
  1. Drop 5 – 10 lbs by end of month - I'm down 3 lbs!
  2. Cardio 4-5x per week - Getting there.  It's been more like 2-3
  3. Yoga on Monday nights - Only got there once this month
  4. Try 4 new healthy recipes this month (one per week) - Definitely.  I've been having a good time in the kitchen

Personal
  1. Post on blog at least 4 times a week - I'm starting to get better at this again!
  2. Catch up on reading other blogs - I'm getting there.
  3. Have iPad screen fixed -  Done on the last day of the month!