Welcome to a new week and a new month. I love when the first day of the month falls on the first day of a new week… it’s a fresh start!
Before jumping into any October goals, I wanted to recap how I did with the goals I set back in early-September.
#1) Complete all prep for each school day before leaving work for the night.
For the most part, this was a success. There have only been a small handful of days where I’ve had to make a last minute worksheet or re-read/take notes on something the night before a lesson. Some days – like today when I had to leave right at 3:00PM – it’s difficult to get everything in; it definitely requires perfect time-management skills!
#2) Work on securing a few freelance opportunities.
Yikes – this was definitely a fail. While this item still remains on my to-do list, it’s usually the thing that gets cut when “time’s up” at the end of the night. If I know myself, I’d guess I won’t get around to this until Thanksgiving or Christmas break… sigh… Guess I have to take care of the job that pays the bills first.
#3) Save, save, save!
Another success! I manage the $money$ in our house, and I make it a point to save – even if it’s just a little bit! – each week. It helps that Chris gets paid weekly, too. We’ve still got a few months left until we go to settlement on our house, so this is a goal that will be carried out through the rest of the year (and the rest of our lives, actually!).
#4) Give BodyFlow another chance.
And another total fail! I didn’t even glance at the group exercise schedule for my gym to see when it was offered. It wasn’t that I was purposely avoiding it; the month just really got away from me. I think this will be a goal I carry over to October.
In other “life news,” today marked the first “official” day of Disney Princess Half Marathon training. I made it 1.9 miles before I called it quits (yes, just 1/10th of a mile short of a full 2). For some reason, the bugs were horrific around my neighborhood this evening. I must have accidentally eaten at least 4 or 5, and my shirt was covered in dead bugs at the end of it. Yes, very disgusting! What’s up with that?! Anyway, I completed the last .10+ on a walk with Stewie!
Speaking of Stewie… So as not to make this a completely picture-less post…
Apparently, this is his new thing. He’s not a big fan of the leather couch, so my husband put his bed – which he rarely lays in normally – on the couch. All of a sudden, he’s all about the dog bed. What a goof.
Did you set any goals for September? If so, how did you do?
Does your pet have any strange habits? Stewie has so, SO many, but another common one is constantly resting his chin on something… me, a pillow, a toy, his paw, whatever – he must have his chin supported at all times!