Friday, July 3, 2020

Five on Friday - July Goals

I blinked and June is over.  Let’s see how I did on my goals and then we’ll get into the new goals for July…

As always, I’m using a Y for YES and N for NO to indicate whether or not I accomplished my goals.

June Goals


Y  Start doing Sunday lunch with my MIL and step-FIL again.
Y  Start doing Sunday dinner with my parents again.
Y  Visit with my bro, SIL, niece, and nephew for my nephew’s birthday.
Y  Celebrate my birthday with my parents.  Finally.
Y  Celebrate Mother’s Day with my Mom.  Finally.

Y  Meditate most days. – I only missed 3 days when we were on vacation.
Y  Quiet time most days. – I only missed 3 days when we were on vacation.
Y  Drink 64 oz. water most days.
Y  Run once or twice. – I got 2 runs in!
Y  Close all of my rings on my Apple Watch every day except for when on vacation.
Y  Visit dentist for a semi-annual cleaning.
Y  Get my hair cut and highlighted!!!!  Finally!
Y  Get my chipped tooth fixed… again. 
Y  Visit the eye doctor for a check-up and order new contacts. 
Y  Decrease therapy appointments to once per month. 
Y  Read 3 books. – I read 5!!
Y  Help with a project for the kids’ school.
Y  Continue embracing quarantine, focus on the positive things, make the most of it.


Y  Pick up all of the kids’ things from school.
Y  Get Jacob’s hair cut.
Y  Get Maui groomed.
Y  GO TO THE BEACH (while also staying safe).
Y  Take Olivia to her six-year old well visit.
Y  Celebrate Father’s Day.
Y  Olivia take live Zoom ballet lessons.
Y  Attend Olivia’s second dance recital.
Y  Wash our vehicles with the kids.
Y  Work on teaching the kids how to ride bikes without training wheels.
N  Meditate with the kids.
N  Life skills refreshers for the kids – how to wash hands, brush teeth, tie shoes properly.
Y  Continue reading daily devotional with the kids.
Y  Play in the pool in the back yard.
Y  Look into booking private swimming lessons for the kids. – My cousin is going to do private lessons for us!  Woo hoo!
Y  Watch the CNN/Sesame Street Standing Up to Racism Town Hall with the kids.
Y  Talk to the kids about racism and everything that is going on in the world right now.
Y  Preorder/buy/add our name to the library waiting list for books about racism.


N  Spray paint travel frames white and hang in bedroom.
N  Complete 2 things on Master To-Do list. – I did 0 this month.  Whoops.


Y  Post 3 times per week. 
N  Take a few pictures for my oils Instagram account.


35 items accomplished
5 items not accomplished

Monthly Stats

Books Read: 5
    Evvie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes
    The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren
    The Thousandth Floor – Katharine McGee
    The Lies That Bind – Emily Giffin
    The Dazzling Heights – Katharine McGee

Meditation Days: 27

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:
    Move Ring: 23
    Exercise Ring: 25
    Stand Ring: 27

Workouts Completed: 34
    Dance: 6
    Mixed Cardio: 7
    Outdoor Run: 2
    Outdoor Walk: 8
    Stair Stepper: 2
    Strength Training: 2
    Yoga: 7

Time Spent Working Out: 22:03:15 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 4,890

Pictures of My Successes


Apple Watch rings
Sunday lunch!
Sunday dinner (on a Wednesday...)
Playing in the pool

Dentist appointments all around

Maui was finally groomed!

Getting in those workouts to close those rings!

Bike riding

Olivia's six-year well check-up

Beach!  The highlight of our month!
Live Zoom ballet/tap class

Recital day
Celebrating Father's Day with my FIL
Book #1

Book #2
Book #3

Book #4

Book #5
Now for the July goals… and since I’m no longer doing bucket lists for summer, fall, Christmas, etc. our bucket list items will now just be included in my goals.

July Goals


Sunday lunches with my in-laws.
Sunday dinners with my parents.
Call/text old coworkers and check in with them.
Facetime with Mama Cass.

Meditate every day.
Quiet time every day.
Drink 64 oz. water every day.
Close all rings on my Apple Watch at least 20 days.
Read 2 books for fun.
Start reading White Fragility
Start reading Get Out of Your Head.
Visit with therapist via Zoom.
Donate blood/test for Covid-19 antibodies.
Visit the allergist for my 6-month checkup.


Pick up kids’ yearbooks from school.
Celebrate July 4th.
Celebrate Jacob’s 9th birthday!
Register Olivia for 2020-2021 dance classes (assuming they have them and it’s safe).
Sign Jacob up for fall baseball (we’ll see how this goes).
Work on teaching the kids how to ride bikes without training wheels.
Meditate with the kids.
Life skills refreshers for the kids – how to wash hands, brush teeth, tie shoes properly.
Kids take swimming lessons with my cousin.
Buy new uniforms for back-to-school.
Find some things to do that allow us to (safely) get out of the house.
Start looking at mountain houses to rent for fall break (if it’s safe to do).


Change air filter.
Clean out kids’ closets.
Test drive 1-2 SUVs I have my eye on (only if we can do this safely).
Spray paint travel frames white and hang in bedroom.
Transfer pictures and videos from last few months to hard drives and Amazon drive.
Complete 2 things on Master To-Do list.


Post 3 times per week. 
Plan content for July – September.
Catch up on link-ups.
Take a few pictures for my oils Instagram account.

Friday Funnies




Party like it's La Vela 2003!!!!  Anybody else remember the foam room?!

Don't even think about it, July.


On the Blog This Week

Previous Monthly Goals Posts


  1. Wow, I can't believe you did so great on your goals! Actually I do believe it! Great job. That Independence Day picture made me laugh!

  2. Way to go with the apple watch rings. I'm loving mine and always close my exercise and standing rings. The move ring is harder for me though. Do you know what it actually measures? Have a happy 4th!

  3. You did great on your goals this past month, especially being on vacation for a week! That always gets me off track. :) Your mention of fall in your July goals has me ready for it, haha! Back to school, fall baseball, your fall mountain trip - fingers crossed!


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