Sunday, August 01, 2010

August Goals

I like 'em.  I'm a goal kinda girl.  And, this month, I've got lots. 
But I'm excited to try to attack them & make them submit :)  Some of my daily goals are....

1.) To read a Yahoo News Article every day.  Just one a day.  No biggie.  Problem is that I am not into the news.  Which isn't a problem for everyone, but it is for me.  Because I want to know what's going on in my country & around the world.  I think it's important.  I want to be able to hear an Obama speech & know what the heck he's talking about.  So one news article a day for now.  For August at least...

2.) To make my bed. Every day. Pretty self-explanatory I think.

3.) To take 20 mins every day to read non-fiction.  You see, there are lots of non-fiction books I want to read (books like...You on a Diet, Becoming Babywise, Super Baby Food).  I'm really good at buying them, but not so good at reading them.  I am making progress...just not the progress I want.  And, no time is not an issue.  I read 13 fiction books this month.  No joke.  13.  I counted them.

4.) To spend some intimate time with God each day.  Not massive amounts, just some.  Shouldn't be too hard.  Shouldn't being the key phrase here.

5.) To read to Baby Girl 20  mins a day.  I cannot tell you how many articles I have read that emphasize the importance of reading to your baby.  I really really really want this one to happen.  The roadblock with this one is that baby books are just boring.  But I guess I better get over it since I will be reading them for a long long time.  I dont know any kids that read James Patterson :)

Then I have a couple of weekly goals...

1.) Exercise 3x a week.  Right now, I am getting in 1-2 workouts.  Time to step it up!!

2.) Scrapbook 2hours a week.  2 hours a week!! That's nothing! I mean, come on!  I am ridiculous.  There are several scrapbooks waiting on me.  My bible study scrapbook (50% finished), my STINT scrapbook from 2006 (75% finished), my army scrapbook (haven't started yet), mmm...that's it I think.  And, NO, I am not going to start a scrapbook for Baby Girl.  An 18-year project?? No thank you.  You did see where I haven't finished the one from 2006, right?  I try not to make unrealistic goals, so Baby Girl is only getting a photo album.  If I ever have copious amounts of time & creativity, I'll scrapbook her life then.

All that's left is cleaning goals which I wont bore you with.  Here's to a productive August!!

*A derogatory comment about Hugh Hefner has been removed (in case you saw some of the comments reference it).  I removed it because God told me to :) 

4 comments:

Linda said...

Gosh Meghan...you sounded a bit violent about Hugh Hefner...where did that come from? He definitely is a scumbag, but I don't think I want to kill him! Other than that, your goals sound great! I'll work on mine...

Meg said...

LOL mom! My husband already scolded me for writing that! I know it is a bad thing to say. He was on a news program this morning & I just get sick when I think about how he changed the face of pornography & made it pretty & "good" thing. It really upsets me to think about how many marriages he has destroyed & how many women have fallen prey to his philosophy that is a good thing to be a sex object. I dont believe porn is ok, I dont think it is good at all (& I know you dont either). It is disgusting.
I dont actually want to kill him, I just get really upset when I think about him. Of course I could never ever take anyone's life...that is not my place or my job to decide who should live or die. It's just easier to blame him than the countless people who have succombed to his influence.

Kathryn said...

"WOW! Those pictures are amazing!! I tell all new moms to get them because I didn't & I regret it! Those pictures will bless you for the rest of your life!! He is a gorgeous baby by the way!"

Thank you so much! I am really glad I got them as well. We set aside money so we could do them and I was very determined to! lol. Yes they will and thanks we think he is such a cutie!

michelle said...

Girl, we so have the same goals. Minus scrapbooking and baby reading (not there yet :) We have like the exact same struggles. Definitely makes me feel better to see my list on your page :)