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July 2018 Goals

Yet another month with my goals being published a tad bit late, but here goes:

  • Get Quicken caught up for 2018 – I got a bit behind in June
  • Visit the Dallas Arboretum to see the Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit before it ends
  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate – progress has actually occurred this week and it’s possible that the probate stuff will be done by September.
  • Complete DCMGA Newsletter for August 1st publication date
  • Continue regular blogging here on Musings, Mischief, and Mayhem
  • Continue walking / exercising / swimming
  • Maintain the pool / yard / gardens
  • Finish spraying for fleas in the carpeted areas of the house as a precaution (Blackie had a few fleas on him when he visited last month)
  • 100% ETL and continued weight loss – time to set a new weight goal!
  • Prepare for Liana’s visit the last week of the month, which means working on the DCMGA newsletter ahead of time and also laying in some art supplies or fun things to do the few days she’s here. We can’t stay in the pool all day, every day!
  • Set up the plant terrarium for my begonia cuttings/rootings
  • Finish one picture project – the one for Mom’s very belated Mother’s Day gift or the wildflower photos for my office wall
  • Decide on paint color for new inside wall of the bonus room

That seems like quite a long list, doesn’t it?!  Too many of these are carry-overs from previous months.  With Liana visiting the last week of the month and the travel that will incur to pick her up and take her back, I doubt I’ll be cleaning up many of the carry-overs this month either.

June 2018 Goals Wrap Up

I’m a little late with my June Goals Wrap-up. June was a busy month!

Green = Successful, Purple = Partially successful, Red = Not accomplished at all.

  • Surviving Jr Master Naturalist camp (every morning) the first week of June (I even had fun!!)
  • Keep Quicken caught up for 2018
  • Prepare for house guests later in June, including putting away yarn and Christmas boxes in the guest room
  • Plan some fun outings for the last two weeks of June while Kat, Fiona, Freddy, and Blackie are visiting – they were only here for one week and it was so very hot, they didn’t want to do anything
  • Work towards finishing the auction/probate legal stuff on my dad’s estate
  • Complete DCMGA Newsletter for July 2nd publication date
  • Continue regular blogging here on Musings, Mischief, and Mayhem
  • Continue walking / exercising – more swimming & yard work than walking
  • 100% ETL and continued weight loss – I have a major weight goal to reach by June 17th – I did make my goal, briefly, and then bounced back up a couple of pounds. This seems to be my normal pattern. Then it takes another 2-3 weeks to get back down to that goal weight, and then I can begin losing more. Odd, but that seems to be what happens every time.
  • Set up the plant terrarium for my begonia cuttings/rootings
  • Finish one picture project – the one for Mom’s very belated Mother’s Day gift
  • Decide on paint color for new inside wall of the bonus room with help from Kat & Fiona

Time to set some July goals!!

3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our pool is finally warm enough for very pleasant swimming. One thermometer says 87 degrees, the second says 90 degrees. Either way, it’s quite lovely. We’ve even left the pool uncovered a night or two to keep it from getting warmer. 90 degrees seems to be perfect!

Today is Day 2 of wearing my new size 12P jeans! I keep reminding myself how awesome that feels every time I want a snack.

Yesterday we drove around Frisco, visited Nebraska Furniture Mart and the Laz-e-Boy store, looking at new loveseats, just to get an idea of pricing and options. Mostly it was a way to spend a hot afternoon in air conditioning and still getting out of the house a bit. It was (103 degrees on the car thermometer as we were driving at 4:30 p.m. yesterday! The last few nights it’s not dropped below 82 degrees overnight – summer is here!