Friday, January 13, 2023

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


Y  Go on a day date with B.

Y  Go on a dinner date with B.

Y  Go to dinner with my girls.

N  Go to lunch with a friend.



N  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day. – I missed this the very last day of the month and ruined my streak, y’all!  Waaaahhhh.

Y  Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

Y  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 20 days.

Y  Visit with my therapist.

N  Read 1 book. – I got through half a book but didn’t finish it.



Y  Vote in the runoff election!!

Y  Celebrate 15 years with Brian.

Y  Put out a basket of treats for our delivery drivers all month.

Y  Attend the Home & School Association Advisory Board meeting.

Y  Celebrate Maui’s birthday.

Y  Attend the school Christmas program.

Y  Take Olivia to her second follow-up appointment at the ENT.

Y  Set up and attend the Reindeer Run fundraiser at the kids’ school!


Y  See the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular!!!!

Y  See the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree!!!!

Y  See the Statue of Liberty!!!!

Y  Visit one of the observation decks – Top of the Rock or Empire State Building, etc.!!!!

Y  Visit the Plaza Hotel!!!!

Y  Visit FAO Schwarz!!!!

Y  Eat frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity!!!!

Y  Visit the 9/11 museum and reflecting pools!!!!

Y  Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral!!!!

Y  Visit Wollman Rink in Central Park!!!!

Y  Eat all the yummy NYC food!!!!

Y  Attend Olivia’s special off-campus lunch to celebrate multiplication masters.

Y  Attend Olivia’s class Christmas party.

Y  Go to Fantasy in Lights.

Y  Drive around and look at Christmas lights. – Honestly we only drove to one house, but I guess that counts?!

Y  Visit Santa Claus.

Y  Make gingerbread houses.

Y  Celebrate Christmas!

Y  Watch all of our favorite Christmas movies.

Y  Finish The Santa Clauses show on Disney+.



Y  Order Christmas cards.

Y  Stuff, stamp, and send Christmas cards.

Y  Plan Olivia’s class Christmas party.

Y  Get my new planner ready for 2023.

Y  Take down all Christmas decorations and put away before NYE.

Y  Deep clean the whole house before NYE.

Y  Tidy the whole house before NYE.

Y  Clean out the garage.

Y  Finish organizing recipes.

N  Finish listing clothes on Poshmark.

N  Redo 2021 One Second a Day video with Windows Video Editor.

N  Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Y  Post on the blog 4-5 times per week.

N  Share at least 3 Reels on Instagram. – I only shared two.  Whoops.




45 items accomplished

7 items not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 1

     Verity by Colleen Hoover                 

Meditation Days: 30

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 21

    Exercise Ring: 20

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 20

    Core Training: 0

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Hiking: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 5

    Outdoor Run: 0 (0.00 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 2 (2.65 miles)

    Pilates: 0

    Pool Swim: 0 (0 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 6

    Strength Training: 5

    Yoga: 2

Time Spent Working Out: 11:28:46 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,473


Pictures of My Successes

Apple Watch rings


Date night

Snacks for delivery drivers

School Christmas program

Olivia's ENT checkup

Co-chairing the Reindeer Run

NYC!!!!  Will be sharing more of this trip next week so stay tuned...

Girls night

Planning 2023

Olivia's Multiplication Masters lunch

Olivia's class Christmas party

Building gingerbread houses

Visiting Santa Claus

Fantasy in Lights


Now for the January goals…

January Goals


Go on a date with B.

Go to dinner with my girls.

Go to lunch with a friend.



Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 22 days.

Do yoga at least once a week to improve flexibility.

Visit with my therapist.

Get my annual mammogram/ultrasound.

Go for my semi-annual dental checkup.

Schedule my appointment to get braces.  Waaaahhhh.

Donate blood.

Read 1 book.



Attend the Home and School Advisory Board meeting.

Attend Olivia’s second quarter awards ceremony.

Watch Georgia play in the National Championship game (from home).

Take the kids for their semi-annual dental checkups.

Attend a UGA basketball game.

Attend the annual benefit ball that we have each year.

Attend the Home and School open meeting.

Start reading The Body Book with Olivia.



Plan the Mother/Son dance at the kids’ school.

Clean out the games cabinet.

Clean out the side table in the front room.

Clean out the entertainment center.

Clean out the DVD dresser.

Clean out the coffee table.

Clean out the side tables in the living room.

Clean out the kitchen cabinets/drawers.

Clean out the pantry.

Clean out the refrigerator/freezer.

Clean out the bar cart.

Clean out the buffet table in the kitchen.

Clean out my dresser.

Clean out the reading nook in our bedroom.

Clean out my nightstand.

Clean out the TV console in our bedroom.

Clean out the cabinets in our bathroom.

Clean out the medicine cabinet in our bathroom.

Clean out my closet.

Clean out Olivia’s whole bedroom.

Clean out the whole playroom.

Clean out my whole office.

Clean out my car.

Clean out Brian’s car.

Type up 3 recipes for new recipe binder.

List big items to sell.

List clothes on Poshmark.

Redo 2021 One Second a Day video with Windows Video Editor.

Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Post on the blog 4-5 times per week.

Share at least 2 Reels on Instagram.

Get in front of the camera more in Instagram stories.

Share my house cleanout journey in Instagram stories.


Friday Funnies

I'm sorry, Ohio State fans... I had to!  In all honesty, I truly hated that for your kicker.  We all felt so terrible for him that night.  I know he was so sad about missing that kick.  We were very lucky!

On the Blog This Week

Our Week – The One with the End of Christmas Break and Back to School

2023 New Year's Goals + My Word for the Year


Previous Monthly Goals Posts


  1. I love how you list out all of your goals! You did SO good in December, and I'm sure January will go great, too! :) The football thing hurts a little since I live in Ohio, haha, but I'm really not a big football fan. I was at my in-laws during this game and me and my SIL just wanted to watch the ball drop. So we watched it in the one of their bedrooms while our husbands were in the hallway, moving their heads back and forth between the tv with the game and the tv with the ball dropping, it was wild, haha!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Make Life Marvelous

    1. Haha I'm sorry, I know, I just couldn't resist posting it. In all seriousness, though, we were so sad for your kicker. I can't imagine how he must've felt after that. Y'all were fantastic opponents, though! I thought we were going to lose for sure! In my opinion, y'all should have played us in the National Championship game. It would have been much more exciting, I'm sure!

  2. Oh my gosh - that meme of the Ohio State state ball dropping. It made me laugh and cringe at the same time! LOL!

  3. Good luck with your goals again this month!

  4. You did a great job with your goals last month! Good luck with this month's goals.

  5. WOW - you nailed with your December goals! Such a fun (and productive) month! Here's to a great January -

  6. Loved your Ga memes! So cool that you checked off all the NYC goals for December and January is all about cleaning out. I cleaned out all my kitchen cabinets yesterday and it feels so refreshed! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. You did so great on your goals! Well done!! You're meme made me laugh so hard. I was so torn between who to root for in the game. I mean it's against my nature to root for OSU... but it would have been nice to have some Big Ten representation at the Nationals (as long as it wasn't UofM).

    Good luck on your January goals! I'm sure you will crush them. :)

  8. You did great in December! January has some great goals!! I felt terrible for the Ohio kicker! I was blessing his heart. Oh my goodness!!

  9. What fun goals! I second that you need to get in front of the camera more in stories :). And are you getting braces? I did Invisalign in college on my bottom teeth and need to do them on my top now, but I need to wait until after the new baby comes haha


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