Friday, July 7, 2017

My Yearly Goals Update for July 2017!

I last updated my goals in April!   Well  it's amazing how much it looks like you have accomplished when you just wait a little while to update!  There is just so much more to report!  

My #1 goal is to be the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt I can.

I keep striving to do the best I can.  These two wonderful grandchildren are so much fun.  They just bring joy to our lives and we love it when we watch them.   

2.  Volunteer

July Update:  I started volunteering at the senior citizen garden.  I go there once a week to weed and harvest.  It ends up being an average of about 3 or 4 hours a week.   I also answer gardening questions at the Farmers Market when I'm scheduled.     

It's really not that  many hours but to be truthful there are days when I wish it would rain.  I know that's not very giving of me but I think I have so many other things I could be doing.  Then I make myself go and  I end up having a good time of helping people.  It lifts my spirit as I hope it does theirs.  There is nothing like volunteering your time and labor.  

3.  Get healthier.  Eat better, exercise more!  It's a struggle and I almost didn't put this one on this year.  I kept trying last  year but nothing stuck. This is my hardest goal.  I'm not going to give up!  

July Update:   I've lost 10 pounds and kept it off for two months!  Not a lot but that's 10 pounds that's not there anymore!  Lately, again though I feel like I've lost my way. I hope to get back on the bandwagon starting today.   I found my hardest times are the days;  Mothers day, Fathers day, birthdays, Memorial day, Fourth of July day (ok I totally made that a day), etc.   It takes me a week to get over a bad cheat day.   Yep, I'm a terrible cheater.  

4.  Improve where we live.  Remodel the house a little (our bedroom needs a little a lot of TLC and we need a new screen door).   Spring clean, touch up paint, and plant some fruit trees in the Spring. (bedroom is done

July Update:  We planted fruit trees the last of May.   I also received a peach tree from my friend just last week.

 5.  Make more Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, etc and have them ready for giving. 

July Update:  I had completely let this go until I started the 100 day challenge from Patsy's blog, The Working Pantry. It's good for me because it goes along with my secret way  I get things done.   So far this week I've found the pattern I had (that took 10 minutes-seriously), cut the pattern out, and then cut out the fabric.   

6. Keep improving this blog.  Take more blogging classes and put the lessons learned into action.  Last year I came close to doubling my page views.  I would love to increase them again this next year.  I have some great readers on this blog and I want to make it a great place to visit.  I'm so blessed and thankful for each and everyone of you!  

July Update:  I'm loving my new schedule and hope you are too.  Sometimes I share Free Amazon books on my Facebook page through the week.   I hope to find a more reliable schedule for that soon.  

How are your goals this year?

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