Friday, October 28, 2016

Simple Pleasures - October 2016

It has been forever since I shared some photos of things that have been making me smile, so I thought it was high time I did. It's also been forever since I've blogged. Time has just flown by this year and I haven't dedicated as much time as I wanted into blogging.

Our new Osprey day pack that we scored for an awesome price second hand!

My cute hair and cute dress that I wore to work

Out for a walk in the fall rain

Cutie patootie that I got to babysit for a whole day

I like to call this "staff bonding" (we may have too much fun at work)

KITCHEN PROGRESS!!!! Feel lucky because this is a total sneak peek. 
These are just a few highlights from this past month, things that have brought a smile to my face. What has been making you smile lately?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

16 Goals for 2016 - Progress Report #3

I'm a little late on my progress report, but I figured it would still be good to check in and see how I am doing with my goals. I'm kind of slacking on everything this year and feeling kind of discouraged about my lack of goal accomplishments or even blog posts. Life is just busy and I'm having a hard time juggling all the things I would like to do with all the things I need to do. Can anyone relate?

Here is how I am doing so far with my goals.

1. Run my 4th 5k Done! I did this the beginning of September and hope to soon get a post up about it.
2. Read 35 books I've only read 8 books so far. :(
3. Learn to knit a baby sweater I've had the wool and pattern for months but haven't actually started knitting yet.
4. Renovate main floor of house In progress, all we have left is the kitchen to finish and some other random small things. I think this might actually get crossed off this year!
5. Journal at least 5 times a month I was great the first few months but have totally dropped off this habit.
6. Take a photography class Nothing yet. 
7. Try 12 new recipes I lost count after 2...
8. Start one good habit a month January-flossing, February-drinking more water, March-weekly dates with Dan, April-making the bed, and then I stopped starting new habits.
9. Build a big chicken run We started this but have yet to finish. 
10. Take a weekend getaway with Dan The June one didn't happen, so we need to plan another one.
11. Make a monthly budget I hate budgets.
12. Reach goal weight of 117 lbs TOTALLY COMPLETED!!!! Although I have since gone back down, but I'm still counting it as a success because I got there.
13. Try container/raised bed vegetable gardening I did this and it was sort of a success. This was a rough year for heat and lack of rain, so they weren't awesome. But I did get some veggies out of them.
14. Go to the gym at least 8 times a month So totally haven't stuck with this one. At all.
15. Complete a French exercise book I have finally started the book, so at least it's now in progress.
16. Find a new go to hairstyle I found an awesome new hairstyle that I loved. And then I cut my hair and am back at square one. Oops!

How are my fellow goal setters doing with their yearly goals? Anyone else struggling just like me? Or perhaps you are rocking your goals! Please share!