Monday, January 31, 2011

improvement and progression

goals logoLeaping higher, higher, higher,

With a desperate desire,

And a resolute endeavor

Now—now to sit, or never,

By the side of the pale-faced moon.

~Edgar Allen Poe


I just want to share my goals with y'all real quick. I'm hoping to "report" on them regularly (especially the ones in bold), so that I have some accountability. . . .

~ Daily scripture study and prayer

~ Develop my romance with DC – ENJOY :)

~ Consistency in time with Exacto, Fluffy, and Hummer – ENJOY

Super Kid dates, piano lesson, one-on-one time after school (stations), reading books together, paydays, etc.

~ Spend some time “with” Benjamin once a week, either visiting his grave or working on one of his scrapbooks

~ ENJOY Rosebud – Help her get on a sleep/daytime routine. Start reading to her and singing to her regularly.

~ Consistent exercise program / Reduce waist measurement by 8”

I have a specific plan for this (complete with rewards!) that I will share soon. . . .

~ Personal history / writing / blog

Write daily in journal, write weekly family letters

Come up with blog routine that I am happy with and can maintain

~ House – Declutter, Organize, Decorate as if to sell

One area per month – have notebook, make wish list, use budget

Jan: Downstairs closets,½ bath ~

Feb: Rosebud’s rm, closet ~

Mar: Boys’ rm, closet ~

Apr: Master br, bath, closet ~

May: Living rm ~

June: vacation :) ~

July: kitchen ~

Aug: dining rm, laundry closet ~

Sep: Garage ~

Oct: Boys’ bath ~

Nov: stairway, upstairs hall ~

Dec: Enjoy Christmas! :)

Anyone want to join with me on the house goal? I'll encourage you if you encourage me! :)


heroineworshipper said...[Reply to comment]

"piano lesson"

That's better.

"Consistent exercise program"

Do you know what country this is? Know of but 1 American heroine who can run 13 miles & She is so popular & out of US's league She shuts down most everyone who tries to contact Her.

Becky Rose said...[Reply to comment]

I like the idea of a room a month! My mom is moving to Boise and that means 37 years of collecting have to come to my house. We have a small place and I have A LOT of stuff, we are also taking on some of my mom's stuff and getting rid of our old stuff. I need to loose weight too, but...

Thanks for the ideas!

Devin and Melinda said...[Reply to comment]

That is a great habit to make! I thought about you guys a lot on our trip to TN, especially when we stayed in Little Rock, but we didn't know ahead of time where we would be stopping. We had to kind of plan the hole trip as we went and we got to Little Rock really late. We are actually in the Nashville temple district, but we would love to swap babysitting at the Memphis temple! We are about 2 1/2 hours away from Memphis is all! I'll look at Devin's schedule and see when he has a semseter break or something! It is exciting to be near family even though we are so far away from "home." Honesty though, I feel right at home here already.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

I love how organized youa re with your goals. It really helps when you have it all spelled out. I would love to know more about stations, and would love to help with your house.

Martie said...[Reply to comment]

Ah, you remind me of me, Michelle. I love lists. And I love to set and meet goals.


Michelle, if you lose 8" you will disappear.

Emily said...[Reply to comment]

I love that you wrote all of your resolutions down! I should have done that, I forgot half of mine!!

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for your ideas for Austin's grave. I really like the idea of bending a hanger around like a seatbelt. That way I wouldn't have to poke anything in the items. Thanks!

Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

how's your organizing list going? i just cleared my cupboards removing a can of soup from 2005, um...i'm speechless.

Annalisa said...[Reply to comment]

how's the home improvements?

reading your post several weeks ago motivated me to get rid of the excess things in our household. things i hadn't used in years--gone. things i kept for no good reason--gone. all things going to new homes, not just into a different spot in my own LOL (hurray & lots of shouting hurray!).

boo4baby said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to get acquainted if you would like to email me. I look forward to getting to know you a bit better through the wonderful world of internet! Blessings on your day!

heroineworshipper said...[Reply to comment]

Guess the blog part didn't work out.