Today, was beautiful. Kind of foggy and cold and perfect for blaring Christmas music as I drove around town. I even picked up a Christmas in a cup (a.k.a gingerbread latte) from the Starbucks in Target! I can't believe how much I got done before picking up kids at school.
Right now I need to sit down and make a list. I like lists. I am one of those people that will make a list and add the things I've already done so I can mark them off. I am also one of those people who has too tries to do too many things in one day and then feels guilty for not getting everything done. I am sure that I can't be alone in this?
Back in my college days, I read a book by Elizabeth George that talked about making daily, monthly, and yearly goals. My daily goals tend to look a lot like a to-do list, but in reality, they really are my goals. I'm really good at making daily goals, but not so great on the monthly, or even yearly goals. This is something I plan on working on over the next few months. So, I am going to start today and set goals for December. Let's see how I do!
December 2016 Goals:
:: Truth in the Tinsel - The kids insisted we do this again and I am perfectly okay with that because a few years ago I made it so organized that this year, I just had to print out the ornaments and everything was already together. Easy Peasy. We did day 1 last night! I love our tradition and the kid's eagerness to focus on Christ and his birth. We won't get them all done, but I am okay with that.
:: Finish Reading Simply Tuesday. It's a great book, I just need to put forth the effort to finish it!
:: Finish the kitchen cabinets. I have 1 1/2 cabinets left and I just need to focus and do it.
:: Be consistent in working out.
:: Finish Weston's quilt top so it can be done before his 6th birthday. . . can you believe he's going to be 6?!?!
:: Try at least 2 new recipes.
:: Get Christmas cards out by Christmas.
And that's that! I'm keeping this month's goals small. It's going to be a busy month with lots of fun activities, baking, sewing, and wrapping presents. Today, I am staying home and finishing up decorating the house. Christmas stuff is everywhere and I need to finish and clean. Have a wonderful weekend! Exciting things are coming next week!
Do you make goals? What are some of yours for December? Feel free to share in the comments.