Friday, January 12, 2024

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 to NYC with my girls and do aaaallll the Christmas things!!!!

Y  Go on a day date with Brian to celebrate our anniversary when I get back.

Y  Have a Christmas brunch/ornament exchange with my girls.



Y  Meditate, quiet time, and affirmations every day.

Y  Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

N  Close all rings on my Apple Watch 20 days. – I only did 17.

Y  Aim to average 8,000/steps per day. – I averaged 8,716/day!

Y  Visit with my therapist.

Y  Follow-up with my neurologist about CT angiogram test results.

Y  Follow-up with my primary doctor about vertigo.

Y  Follow-up with physical therapist about vertigo.

Y  Complete 12 days of The Bible Recap. – I did 14!

Y  Finish the 2 current books I’m reading.



Y  Celebrate Maui’s 14th birthday.

Y  Attend our school’s National Blue Ribbon School ceremony.

Y  Attend/put on the 3rd annual Reindeer Run school fundraiser.

Y  Attend/put on Olivia’s class Christmas party.

N  Attend poker night with friends. – We purposely skipped to avoid germs since someone was recovering from a virus.

N  Make gingerbread houses.

Y  Watch all the Christmas movies. – We watched so many this year: Elf, Home Alone 2, The Santa Clause, Love Actually, Christmas Vacation, The Family Switch, Home Alone, Die Hard, and Home Alone 2.

Y  Drive around and look at Christmas lights.

Y  Visit Santa at the mall (our good one is back this year!).

Y  Attend Christmas Eve Mass.

Y  Celebrate Christmas!

Y  Host a New Year’s Eve party at our house.



Y  Finish planning and setting up for the 3rd annual Reindeer Run school fundraiser.

Y  Organize and set up for Olivia’s class Christmas party.

Y  Purchase items and put together the class auction basket for fourth grade.

Y  Purchase items and put together the class auction basket for seventh grade.

Y  Address and send out Christmas cards.

Y  Finish decorating front porch for Christmas.

Y  Finish Christmas shopping as early as possible.

Y  Wrap all gifts.

Y  Prep and purchase items for Christmas Eve at Momma and Daddy’s.

Y  Prep and purchase items for Christmas breakfast at home.

Y  Take down all Christmas decorations before 12/31.

Y  Reorganize all Christmas decorations (I got new boxes so this will be a big job.)

Y  Scrub entire house from top to bottom (vacuum, mop, dust, wipe down surfaces, toilets).

Y  Decorate for New Year’s Eve.

Y  Prep and purchase items for New Year’s Eve party at our house.

Y  Get 2024 planner set up.

N  List fall/winter clothes on Poshmark.

Y  Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Y  Share one holiday craft on the blog.

Y  Share at least 1 Reel on Instagram.

Y  Finish filling in Ode to 2023 blog post.

N  Prep Ode to 2024 blog post for next year.

Y  Set up blog content calendar for 2024.

Y  Choose my word for 2024 and start working on goals.




44 tasks accomplished

5 tasks not accomplished


Monthly Stats

Books Read: 2

    The Idea of You – Robinne Lee

    Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking… by Craig Groeschel                 

Meditation Days: 31

Rings Closed on Apple Watch:

    Move Ring: 17

    Exercise Ring: 22

    Stand Ring: 31

Workouts Completed: 22

    Core Training: 0

    Dance: 0

    High Intensity Interval Training: 0

    Hiking: 0

    Mixed Cardio: 8

    Outdoor Run: 3 (7.00 miles)

    Outdoor Walk: 2 (1.82 miles)

    Pilates: 0

    Pool Swim: 0 (0 yards)

    Stair Stepper: 4

    Strength Training: 2

    Yoga: 3

Time Spent Working Out: 13:31:09 (hours:minutes:seconds)

Calories Burned During Workouts: 3,456

Total Steps This Month: 270,186 (Average: 8,716 / day)


Pictures of My Successes

Driving around looking at Christmas lights

NYC with some of my favorite ladies

Celebrating Maui's birthday

Celebrating our school's National Blue Ribbon Ceremony

Day date with B

Finally sending out Christmas cards

Reindeer Run

Girls lunch and Christmas ornament exchange

Olivia's class Christmas party

Santa Clause!

Christmas Eve Mass

Time with friends and family

Time with friends

Celebrating Christmas with family
New Year's Eve at our house

Now for the January goals…

January Goals


Go on at least one date with Brian.

Have dinner with my girlfriends.

Have lunch with an old coworker.

Have a poker night with friends.

Start planning a dinner with old coworkers.



Meditate, devotional, gratitude journal, and affirmations every day.

Drink 64 oz. water most days. 

Close all rings on my Apple Watch 20 days.  

Aim to average 10,000/steps per day.  

Visit with my therapist.

Go to my annual mammogram appointment.

Go to my orthodontist checkup.

Get my hair highlighted and trimmed.

Clean makeup brushes.

Clean wedding bands.

Complete 30 days of The Bible Recap.

Read 1 book.



Enjoy the rest of Christmas Break.

Have some get togethers with friends.

See a movie at the theater.

Celebrate Christmas with B’s family… finally!

Resume music lessons.

Book our Disney trip!

Get Maui groomed.

See Aladdin Broadway Show in Atlanta.

Attend the Home & School Advisory Board meeting.

Attend our annual benefit ball.

Attend the Home & School open meeting.



Clean out Jacob’s bedroom.

Clean out Olivia’s bedroom.

Clean out the playroom.

Clean out the refrigerator.

Clean out the pantry.

Clean out my closet.

Start cleaning out the storage closet.

File the kids’ old papers.

Prune the indoor plants.

Develop pictures for frames.

Finish One Second a Day video for 2023.

Update album artwork for at least 10 albums in iTunes.

Take down New Year’s Eve decorations.

Start planning for Valentine’s Day.

Start planning for Brian’s and Olivia’s birthdays.

List fall/winter clothes on Poshmark.

Complete 1 task on Master To Do List.


Blog/Social Media

Update links on all blog pages.

Prep Ode to 2024 blog post for next year.

Get ahead on the blog by at least a couple of days.

Get caught up on blog reading.

Complete 1 blog post for the future (recipe for November).

Share at least 1 Reel on Instagram.


Friday Funnies

On the Blog This Week

 2023 New Year's Goals – What I Accomplished

Our Week – The One with a Sleepover, a Girls Day, and Two More Christmases

2024 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. I always love your goal posts! I'd love to see Aladdin! You're making me want to bring back my goal posts--happy Friday, friend!!

  2. Ooh, Aladdin! Good luck with your goals again this month!

  3. Your goals posts are always so inspirational! Aladdin would be so fun and what a great idea to have a Christmas scavenger hunt. I hope you get to host a poker night!

  4. You have always done amazing with your monthly goals and I love seeing how much you get to accomplish! I also love that you went to NYC with yours girls. I think we went a few days after and missed each other.

    1. I saw that! That would have been so awesome to be able to meet up!


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