Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I'm one proud mama!! And August update on my yearly goals :)

Pin It    I just realized that today is already the 4th of September and I never posted the update on my yearly goals. But first look at this cute guy:


   I'm officially a Mom of a Kindergartener!! Where did the time go??? I still remember swaddling him before bed like it was yesterday. And now he's so big, handsome and smart...And I'm not just saying it because I'm his Mom...Well, not completely :) Just the other day my SIL asked him if she could come to his Birthday party to which he responded," No,it's too exclusive!" (we are having a little boys-only get together for him) What 5-year old says that?? Kids grow too fast!! And don't believe this angelic look - he does give his Mommy a fair share of grief, I promise :) But I love my boy so much and so proud of him today!!! Sniff...sniff..

   OK, no more wet business. Back to my yearly goals:

  1. Blog at least 15 times every month. Done! I wrote 22 posts in August.
  2. Have a "money meeting"at least once a month with my husband. DONE! We still try to work on our budget together once a week right now, and we only skipped one because our Internet wasn't working. Other than that we are doing great!
  3. Save enough to pay for Christmas with cash. Done in July. Now I'm only spending it :)
  4. Save as much as we can for a minivan Got it in July. If you missed it, read a post HERE
  5. De-clutter 366 things this year. My goal for the month of August was 50 things and I'm happy to say that 52 different things are gone from our house forever :) It brings our total for the year to 288. I'm right on track!
  6. Keep track of our food waste. We did great! Not much wasted either. Unfortunately, can't say the same about how I already started this month.
  7. Start putting again some money into retirement. Yep!! Finally!! It's only $20 per paycheck but it's a step.
  8. Have 1 date night every month with my husband Well, it wasn't one of the dates from the Christmas envelope but we decided to save some money last month. So instead, we used Hubby's Birthday gift from my SIL and her family. They gave us some movie passes and a gift card to Chili's. So we went to see Batman and got a take out salads. It was fun!!
  9. Lose 12 pounds in 2012. Nope! I'm so terrible with it!! But honestly, in the last few weeks (ever since we got a stomach bug) I haven't been feeling good. I know it's a lame excuse but it's hard to make yourself exercise when you feel yucky. But I am considering joining a Zumba class with my neighbor.
  10. Read 12 books this year. I think I already tripled this goal by now :)
  11. Write in my journal at least once a week. Nah...Only wrote twice :( But I think blogging still counts :)
  12. Create mini-goals every month. Yep, still going strong!
  I think I did pretty good with my goals. I consistently fail in a weight loss goal but otherwise I think I'm right on track!

Do you still work on your yearly goals? How does it go for you?






22 comments:

  1. What a cute picture and congratulations on your goal successes. You're doing great.

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  2. Look at those curls!! He is soo cute!! You're doing awesome, Lena!! :)

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    1. Well, both of us have curls so I think he was destined to have them too :) Actually both of our boys have curls but my younger one aslo has a natural mahawk :)

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  3. Welcome to the world of "school-aged kid Moms". lol
    Someday he'll be able to get himself ready in the morning and you can sleep in like me!
    But not for a looooong time yet so don't get sad and enjoy your little "big" boy.... ;-)

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    1. Well, he can dress himself and get some cereal already :) I love him so much and definitely enjoy our time while he's still little :)

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  4. Oh wow! He is a cutie patootie!! What a funny thing for a 5 year old to say, lol.

    Looks like you are doing really good with your goals :)

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    1. I think I can write a book on all the funny things he says :)

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  5. AWWW, look at that sweet little guy. Each day will get a bit easier for Mommy. As always you are kicking butt on your goals. I need to go back and review mine.

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  6. What a little sweetie!!! I hope he had an awesome first day! :)

    Great job on the goals!

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    1. He had tons of fun. but today he also told me how he doesn't like it that as he gets older, his life is more work and less fun...I think he's slowly learning the rules of survival :)

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  7. You have a very handsome Kindergartener there. Way to "smoke" those goals, Lena !!!

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  8. Your young man is so cute!! You did an awesome job on your goals! Way To Go!!

    :)

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  9. Hi Lena
    What a handsome boy. I remember my daughters first day at school. I cried and I missed her so much. She goes back today after the summer break into her 2nd year at high school and I will still miss her.
    You are doing well with your goals. I like your ideas and I'm going to start one from now. To declutter one item a day either to charity,the bin or for carbooting.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Carolx

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    1. I think I'm doing OK now with him in school, it's just weird not to have him home with us here :( One item a day is a great idea!

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  10. you are doing AMAZING this year!!! Way to go!!!!

    and the little guy looks adorable!!!!!

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  11. Love the picture - how was his first day?

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    1. Oh, he absolutely loved it! He came home slightly tired and hungry but otherwise he was super-excited!

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