Friday, January 14, 2022

Five on Friday - January Goals

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

December Goals

Relationships/Be the Light

Y  Go to dinner with girlfriends. – Made it to dinner with two of my friends from high school!

Y  Go on an overnight to trip with B to ATL.

N  Have another Brian and Lindsay Day of Fun Day Date – the flu hit our house the day we were supposed to go, and then by the time everyone recovered, the kids were out of school for the rest of the year so we couldn’t make this work.

N  Go to dinner with old coworkers. – this was also canceled because of the flu.

Y  Donate blood.

Y  Shop for families in need and turn in gifts to church.

Y  Put out treats for all of our delivery drivers every day in December.


Y  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Y  Drink 64 oz. most days. 

N  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 16 days. – The flu hit our house in mid-December and although I didn’t test positive for it (or Covid) I was terribly fatigued for nearly two weeks, so this wasn’t possible.

Y  Get my annual ultrasound (follow-up to mammogram).

N  Start attending church in person again. – Flu and Omicron messed this up for us, and we won’t be going in person until Omicron settles down a bit.

Y  Read 1 fiction book. – I read In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren and I loved it!


Y  Help put on the Reindeer Run at the kids’ school.

Y  Celebrate 14 years with B.

Y  Celebrate Maui’s 12th birthday.

Y  Go to the SEC Championship game!

N  Watch Olivia perform in the school Christmas program. – We missed it because everyone had the flu.

Y  Plan and have Olivia’s class Christmas party. – Although we missed her actual party because of the flu, I did plan the whole thing and Olivia was able to do the crafts when she got back to school, so we’re giving this a yes even though we didn’t attend the actual party.

Y  Celebrate my mom’s retirement.

Y  Dentist appointments for Jacob, Olivia, and me.

Y  RELAX, ENJOY, and SAVOR Christmas Break.

Y  Visit Santa Clause.

Y  Make gingerbread houses.

Y  Drive around and look at lights.

Y  Watch all the Christmas movies. – We watched Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas Vacation, The Holiday, Die Hard (yes, it is a Christmas movie), Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Home Alone (again), and The Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3!!

Y  Finish our new Christmas puzzle.

Y  Record a video every single day of the month and upload to my One Second a Day app.


Y  Get Christmas cards addressed and mailed.

Y  Finish Christmas shopping.

Y  Finish wrapping gifts.

N  List fall clothes on Poshmark.

Y  Put away all Christmas decorations by January 1.

Y  Clean the entire house top to bottom by January 1.

Y  Tidy the entire house top to bottom by January 1. – We didn’t tidy the playroom or the kids’ bedrooms on purpose because I was waiting for January to clean them out first, but the rest of the house was tidied and cleaned up after Christmas.

Blog/Social Media

Y  Post 3-4 times most weeks.

Y  Photograph entire house decorated for Christmas.

Y  Share Christmas home tour.

Y  Recap the whole year.


33 items accomplished

6 items not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 1

    In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Meditation Days: 31

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 6

    Exercise Ring: 7

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 8

    Core Training: 0

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Hiking: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 5

    Outdoor Run: 0

    Outdoor Walk: 3 (4.03 miles)

    Pilates: 0

    Pool Swim: 0 (0 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 0

    Strength Training: 0

    Yoga: 0

Time Spent Working Out: 06:00:58 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 1,409

Pictures of My Successes

Apple Watch rings fail


Donating blood

Reindeer Run

SEC Championship game

Momma's retirement
Gingerbread houses
Christmas puzzle all finished

Visiting Santa Claus

Celebrating Christmas

Elf on the Shelf antics for 2021

Now for the January goals…

January Goals


Go to dinner with girlfriends.

Go on a date with B (if we can swing this with Omicron).



Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. most days. 

Set up and start using new Apple Watch.

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 22 days.

Visit with my therapist.

Schedule my next blood donation.

Eat a veggie with lunch most days.

Read 1 fiction book.



Attend Jacob’s second quarter awards ceremony at school.

Sign Jacob up for baseball.

Research piano lessons for Jacob.

Research voice lessons for Olivia.

Attend the Home and School meeting at school.

Buy some child-safe knives and teach the kids how to chop veggies.

Learn how to add music to a video and finish our One Second a Day video for 2021.

Record a video every single day of the month and upload to my One Second a Day app.



Clean out master closet.

Clean out the playroom.

Clean out Jacob’s bedroom.

Clean out Olivia’s bedroom.

Clean out a few more spots in the house.

Have couch moved from Mom and Dad’s house to ours.

Sell our old red couch.

Get all paperwork organized for the new year. 

Start revamping the front sitting room.


Blog/Social Media

Post 3-4 times most weeks.

Recap goals for 2021.

Set goals for 2022.

Start sharing the house cleanout process in Instagram stories.


Friday Funnies


On the Blog This Week

 2021 New Year’s Goals – What I Accomplished

Our Week – The One with Back to School and a Girls Dinner

2022 New Year’s Goals + My Word for the Year

Previous Monthly Goals Posts

Happy Friday, y’all!

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


  1. Even with the flu taking over your house, December was still a great goals month! And I know you are hitting January hard already!

  2. Oh the sweet funnies! I absolutely I’m going to make it a priority to get together with girlfriends more. Most of us don’t work anymore so we get together during the day. I just never go out in the evening rarely at all anymore, LOL! Old people goals right, LOL! Have a sweet weekend!

  3. Your goals sound achievable so good luck in advance!

  4. You still managed a lot of goals despite the flu/fatigue...way to go. I feel like I have lost the last week in time, and I hate that! Love the detachable cd/radio...ha, ha!

  5. Dying laughing at your funnies! You definitely get a mulligan for last month with the flu and omicron. We all do! Have a nice weekend!

  6. I think you did really well with your goals considering you had illness in the house! Looks like it was a fun month too. I loved my detachable cd/radio... in my tiny little Tercel.


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