A few months ago, our chill blogging group that goes by the name of Peaceful Posse launched a monthly link up called Monthly Mantras, Goals & Currently. For those that missed it, the link-up opens up the first Monday of each month and will remain open for 14 days. So for the month of September, it will open on Monday, September 7th and it will close at midnight on Monday, September 21st. October’s link up will open up on Monday, October 4th, and so on and so forth.
So here goes my update on my August Goals and then we’ll get crackin’ on September’s mantras, goals and currently.
Let’s take a look at what my Goals for the month of August were and their results:
I want to be more intentional about the fruits and vegetables we buy and cut them up as soon as they come home to the fridge, ready to be eaten. I don’t want to waste any food we’re not eating or that I’ve forgotten is in the crisper so I’d like to try and be more frugal.I feel like there were improvements this month, BUT there’s so much more room to be more economical and efficient. And I hate, HATE wasting food.
Plan date nights – we don’t go out too often but when we do, we enjoy ourselves and often say we should do that more often.In August, we were definitely making more of an effort to spend quality time together, getting out and doing new things. I’d say this goal was a success and something I’m going to continually work on.
Mantras for September:
- Continue meal planning so that I’m not at a loss what to make every night. This happens all too frequently and I can’t stand standing around the kitchen, glancing into the fridge and hoping that something will magically come to me.
- I just got an Instant Pot so I’ve got to leave how to use that bad boy and try to free of up some time. I want to maximize my time as much as anyone because it is precious to me.
- Start incorporating more natural products into our home.
Reading… nothing interesting or captivating lately. I always enjoy Heather’s Surfing Sunday posts. She always finds interesting, different and captivating reads that I always enjoy.
Playing… with my hair. My hair is really long right now and I’m constantly playing with it, so I know it’s time for a trim.
Watching… Atypical, Ballers, Last Chance U, Love, Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath, Game of Thrones, American Grit.
Trying… to embrace the changing of seasons. We didn’t have much of a summer up here in Ontario and when we did, it was fleeting. So, it now being September, I’m trying to be positive and embrace the changes in the weather and it isn’t easy. For someone that’s always cold, knowing that winter is not far away makes me want to cry. But I try to make the best of it, it’s inevitable and one thing we have zero control over: the weather.
Cooking… steak and veggies for dinner.
Eating… sweet chili heat Doritos
Drinking… Still drinking water like a mad man.
Calling… Jeff, my mom, Rogers Communications, you know, really important phone calls. lol
Texting… Dina, Regina, Alex, Jeff, Alex, Carolyn, Mark, Kelly
Pinning… fancy dresses, instant pot recipes, inspirational quotes, bathing suits
Tweeting… inspiration quotes, truths, news articles
Going… to my moms this week to house/pet sit for ten days.
Loving… long weekends.
Hating… that summer is over.
Discovering… new places around where we live. Jeff and I both like taking drives and going on little adventures tires discovering new things.
Thinking… about creative things and upcoming events and holidays. It’s crazy to think just how close Christmas is.
Feeling… blessed, full, happy, content, excited, frustrated, disappointed, resigned, relief. So many feels lately.
Hoping (for)… a nice fall that lasts loooong into December. LOL
Listening (to)… Arrested Development play on Netflix in the background.
Celebrating… our friend Dina’s 50th birthday.
Thanking… my husband, my family, my friends… without them all, their friendship and endless support, I would be half the woman I am.
Considering… buying more LipSense. I need something more dramatic for nighttime.
Starting… (trying) new products.
Finishing… transferring and backing up all of my photos onto my home laptop and backup hard drive.
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