Friday, October 2, 2020

Five on Friday - October Goals

Oh September, you were pretty ol’ great.  I feel like I finally got my groove back and I accomplished so much. 

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

September Goals


Y  Visit and/or call Mama Cass. – We visited her, and it was wonderful!

Y  Call/text two old coworkers. – Yes, I talked to one on the phone just this week, and I’ve been texting with a couple of others.

N  Celebrate my Momma’s birthday. – My parents just got back from the beach, so they are self-quarantining to be safe, so we’re going to get together another time.

N  Celebrate my littlest brother’s birthday. – Same here… will try to get together once my parents are ready.                                                              


Y  Meditate every day.

Y  Quiet time every day.

Y  Drink 64 oz. most days.

Y  Close all rings on my Apple Watch at least 20 days.

N  Make a serum with Frankincense essential oil and incorporate into skin care routine. – Haven’t done this yet because I haven’t exhausted my first serum… I thought for sure mine would run out this month, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving.  Will definitely be trying it next month, though!

Y  Annual dermatologist checkup.

Y  Visit with therapist via Zoom.

Y  Read 1 book for fun. – I’m almost done with Majesty and I’m loving it so much!

Y  Finish White Fragility. – Yes, and it was eye opening.

Y  Continue reading Get Out of Your Head. – Slowly making my way through it.

Y  Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or three.  ;o)

N  Try a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew. – Just when I was going to get one, the weather turned cold, and I don’t want cold coffee when it’s cold outside… so instead, I got a salted caramel mocha.  Maybe I’ll try again in October if we have another heat wave.


Y  Find out when we can all get flu shots.

Y  Start looking for Halloween costumes for the kids. – We bought them, too!

Y  Buy Halloween PJs for the kids. – Both of theirs still fit from last year so they’re already good to go!

Y  Watch Jacob play baseball! – Got to watch him play in lots of games!

Y  Get Olivia registered for dance and start classes. – She’s started and she’s excited!

Y  Book mountain house. – Yep, we’re heading out next week!

Y  Watch as much college football as we possibly can!

Y  Start watching all of our favorite fall/Halloween movies. – We watched Hocus Pocus so far, our very favorite.

Y  Take the kids to play on the playground in our neighborhood. – Finally!!!!

Y  Get pumpkin pie blizzards from Dairy Queen.

Y  Get pumpkin donuts from Krispy Kreme.


Y  Hang UGA flag.

Y  Clean and descale Keurig and change filter.

Y  Clean out my old SUV.

Y  Pick up my new SUV!!!! – It’s soooo beautifuuuul!!!!

N  Clean out Jacob’s bedroom.

N  Clean out Olivia’s bedroom. – We started hers, but we didn’t finish.

N  Clean out playroom.

Y  Spray paint travel frames white and hang in bedroom.

Y  Complete 2 things on Master To-Do list. – I did one thing – I hung string lights in my office – and I was able to cross another task off because it’s no longer needed, so two tasks were crossed off and we’re calling this a win!


Y  Post 3 times per week. 


30 items accomplished

7 items not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 2

    White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

    Majesty – Katharine McGee

Meditation Days: 30

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 20

    Exercise Ring: 20

    Stand Ring: 30

Workouts Completed: 24

    Dance: 2

    Mixed Cardio: 7

    Outdoor Run: 2  (4.64 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 10 (16.59 miles)

    Stair Stepper: 2

    Strength Training: 0

    Yoga: 1

Time Spent Working Out: 14:16:40 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,557

Pictures of My Successes


Apple Watch rings

Visiting Mama Cass

Starbucks fall treats


Halloween costume shopping

Watching Jacob play baseball

Virtual dance class

Heading to get Blizzards!

Watching football

Pumpkin donuts from Krispy Kreme

Picking up my new Telluride
Finishing up White Fragility

Book # 1/the only book I read for fun this month

Now for the October goals… and since I’m not doing seasonal bucket lists anymore, I’m including all of the fun things here instead. 

October Goals


Celebrate my Momma’s birthday, take two. 

Celebrate my littlest brother’s birthday, take two.                                         


Meditate every day.

Quiet time every day.

Drink 64 oz. most days.

Close all rings on my Apple Watch at least 15 days.  (Vacay this month, so taking it easy.)

Visit with therapist via Zoom.

Annual checkup with my midwife.

Get my hair done.

Try out a new hair style with my new curling iron.

Schedule an appointment to donate blood.

Make a serum with Frankincense essential oil and incorporate into skin care routine.

Continue reading Get Out of Your Head.

Try a pumpkin cream cold brew, take two.


Get flu shots.

Go to the mountains.

Go apple picking.

Go to a winery.

Go gem grubbing.

Go to Trader Joe’s and load up on all of our favorites!

Wrap up Jacob’s baseball season.

Olivia start attending dance classes in person.

Watch our Georgia Bulldogs play (on TV)!!

Take family pictures for Christmas cards.

Carve pumpkins.

Have a special Halloween dinner.

Celebrate Halloween (amended for Covid, of course).

Make a Halloween charcuterie board.

Watch more fall and Halloween movies.


Finish setting up my new SUV (new license plate, UGA decal, school magnet, etc.)

Hang new bulletin board in office and decorate.

Develop pictures for frames.

Create a holiday prep spreadsheet for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE.

Move all pictures/videos to external hard drives and upload to Amazon cloud.

Delete all pictures/videos from phone and computer.

Organize old ticket stubs.

Start shopping for Christmas.

Clean out Jacob’s bedroom, take two.

Clean out Olivia’s bedroom, take two.

Clean out playroom, take two.

Complete 2 things on Master To-Do list.


Post 3 times per week. 

Share Amazon Prime Day on Instagram.

Pitch to a couple of brands for collabs.

Friday Funnies

Just a friendly reminder to wear your mask.  ;o)

It's funny because it's true... second summer will be here before we know it.

Also true.

My friends and I have been saying "yeet" for, like, 20 years so I laughed WAY too hard at this.

On the Blog This Week

Our Week – The One with Quarantine, Week 28 (House Projects and SEC Football)

The Easiest Way to Label, Wash, and Organize Face Masks + the Best Face Masks

Previous Monthly Goals Posts

Happy Friday, y’all!

*Linking up with A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites.


  1. You did a great job on your goals!!! Good job friend. :)

    1. Thanks, lady. I'm just glad to have my "get stuff done" mojo back. It was long gone for far too long which isn't like me at all.

  2. I've got getting a flu shot on my list, too!! Harrison got his already and now Dustin and I have to catch up haha! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  3. I looked at this title and thought - how is it time for October goals already?! My goodness!

    September WAS a good month! And I bet October will be just as great. Have you shared your prep documents for holidays before? If not, definitely would be a blog post I would love to read! Happy Friday!

  4. I think we're all in false fall - the temps fell and have been n the 80s and 70s since LOL! Glad you had such a productive month! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  5. Great job. I love that you put fun things on your goals list.

  6. You did good girl and I’m so glad you got your groove back! This Instagram debacle has made me lose my groove but I’m hoping the holidays will make me feel better. I did get my flu shot a couple weeks ago and you will slay October and I know you’re in your element!

  7. Great job on hitting your goals! I am so glad you got your new SUV! That quote from your devotional is so true!

  8. 7 out of 30 isn't bad at all. I need to look into where we can get our flu shots and make those appointments. I usually have a clinic for work but since we are not in the office, that won't be happening. Love the memes as always.

  9. You did a great job on your goals!


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