Friday, January 1, 2010

Setting Goals

Not resolutions, goals.

Our assistant pastor preached last week and asked a question that has been rattling around in my mind.

Six months from now (that day), when you look back to this date, what will you hope to have accomplished?

Yesterday my teen daughter and I talked about it. Six months from now, she'll be finished with the school year. What does she hope she will have accomplished? Getting her driver's license, getting good grades, successfully completing some big projects that are still ahead of her . . . it was a useful discussion because she's at that age where there are many "THINGS" to do.

For me, I'm still struggling. By June 27, 2010, what will I have accomplished? It seems, as I think about those things, that much of my accomplishment is just moving forward. So, I think I need to set some goals.

Goal Number 1 - Improve Health

  • Cut back on coffee to no more than 2 cups per day
  • Drink wine only when we are out for dinner
  • Be mindful in my gym time
  • Exercise more self-control in portion size as well as between meals snacks

Goal Number 2 - Improve Living Spaces

  • Create window treatments and shelves for the Family Room
  • Make Dining Room warmer & friendlier (Paint? Window Treatments?)
  • Make Living Room same

Goal Number 3 - Plan Meals Better

  • Plan Ahead
  • Use Crock Pot More

Okay, that's enough. Off to fix the black-eyed peas to celebrate New Year's.

Happy New Year Everyone!


The Bug said...

I want to use my crockpot more too! Although since I'm not usually the cook I'll have to bring my husband on board with that LOL.

I'm going to strive toward better health too - if you look at what I do to it you'd think I HATED my body. It needs fruits, vegetables, less fat & EXERCISE. I give it chocolate & blogging. Sigh. Here's to a better 2010!

Anonymous said...

I'm as crappy with goals as I am resolutions. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you and your family. I hope 2010 is just wonderful for you all :)

quilly said...

Let me help with goal #3 and using the crock pot more often. Reynold's Crock pot liners - -if you can't find them Reynold's oven bags work just the same. They are great to cook in and clean up is a breeze!

Your crock pot really is just a compact oven. You can adapt most of your favorite recipes just by increasing cooking times.

Rosidah Abidin said...

Wishing you all the best for 2010 :)! I hope you can fulfill all your goals.