Did everyone have a good Labor Day? I did, but it felt like a normal weekend for me since I always have Sundays/Mondays off. Made it feel less special this year, but I did say Happy Birthday to my Dad and hit up the lake for awhile. It doesn’t officially feel like fall until Labor Day, and then it seems like everything switches to warp speed as Fall approaches. I did take some time to think about my goals for the month and here is what I came up with:
1.) Stay away from the candy bars and beer at the concession stand at work- I hit ALL of my workout goals for last month, but only managed to lose three pounds. I blame the Snickers bar I eat for dinner every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night. I shiver to think of the damage if I hadn’t been running. So far this month I’ve been good and even started participating in the company yoga class so we will see how this month goes.
P.S. I’m licking the chocolate off my fingers as I write this.
2.) Make Date Night with Drewski a Priority- between his full time job and full time course load, my two jobs, this blog, and our dog’s ailing health we haven’t made romance a priority. I’m beginning to miss him hardcore, and we live in the same house! So I’m resolving to have at least one “date night” with him per week. You know-the kind where we put away the cell phones, leave the house, and put on real clothes. And if he’s reading this I promise not to wear my crusty yoga pants. Here’s hoping!
3.)Be better with my time management, and limit SVU watching to three episodes a week- The more stressed out I am, the less productive I get. While I get used to my new schedules and workloads I’ve been coming home and tuning out with my poon out in front of the television. My guilty pleasure? Law and Order SVU of course. I feel like it’s predictability is the only stable thing in my life right now. Since things are becoming a bit more routine I need to spend my free time nourishing my relationships and working on the blog instead of blankly staring at the TV screen.
4.)Order business cards for my blog- This is a “gimme” to keep me from feeling like a loser.
1.) Begin saving for our December vacation- I need 1k by December 15th!
2.) Contribute to all three savings accounts listed under my “goals” section: This is my first month of “real” income since April, so there is no excuse not to put money in these accounts!
3.) Watch my cell phone minutes like a freaking hawk-I went over last month. I don’t have the bill yet, but I know that’s gonna sting.
1.) Get to 275 twitter followers-I had a bang-on month in August. I gained over 100 new followers. I don’t know if that kind of growth is doable for a second time, but I am sure gonna try. In an attempt to set realistic goals, I set the bar at 275. Only 65 more to go as of 9/6!
2.) Get to 100 facebook likes-I really appreciate everyone who has taken the time to “Like” L Bee and the Money Tree on facebook. I also appreciate that I can put up normal person statuses on my personal page now and reserve the L Bee page for blog related factoids. I think I only have 45 more to go! Tell your friends! I will be doing another giveaway soon on the blog “Messy. Dirty. Hair” (September 10th! Mark your calendars) so it’s even more incentive to like me on facebook. I’ll be giving away a VS giftcard this time!
3.) Hit 5,000 pageviews-We can do this! I know we can! I’m about to enter a Yakezie challenge soon and will soon be delving into the realm of Alexa Rankings. Wish me luck!