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 this month, it opens up today (Monday, October 2nd) and it will close at midnight on Monday, October 18th. The link up for November opens up on Monday, November 6th, and so on and so forth.
It is totally up to you on how you want to layout or structure your posts. Do whatever works for you, how about that? 🙂
So here goes my update on my September Goals and then we’ll get crackin’ on October’s mantras, goals and currently.
Let’s take a look at what my Goals for the month of September were and their results:
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 would say this is a 50/50. For half of the month, I thought ahead for meals but then I fell off the bandwagon. So I really, really need to get back into this practice. It just makes for better evenings knowing what we’re going to eat versus scrambling on the fly. 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.I have started using the Instant Pot and we’ve made maybe five or so meals in it, including: pasta, roast, chicken. I’ve also made hard-boiled eggs and Jeff has made about four cheesecakes and they are to die for. I’ve told him we cannot be having a cheesecake every single week unless he’d like for me to gain 60 lbs. Um, no thank you. LOL Start incorporating more natural products into our home.50/50. I’ve incorporated some products into our home but I definitely could do better and put a bit more effort into it.
Mantras for October:
- Meal planning is still going to be on the list for obvious reasons.
- Build my confidence in using our Instant Pot and getting creative with dishes. So far we’ve had maybe 10 meals and they’re delicious, and quick.
- Keep encouraging and joining in on mini daily exercises with Jeff.
Reading… Heather’s usual Surfing Sunday posts and Stuart Woods Below the Belt.
Playing… with he two tabby cats that I visit nightly.
Watching… Lethal Weapon, RHOC, Greys Anatomy, The Challenge: Dirty Thirty, Race Wars.
Trying… to find more recipes, find peace within (ha!), a new heart rate monitor.
Cooking… Zucchini chicken enchiladas.
Eating… sweet chili heat Doritos (aren’t I always lol!)
Drinking… Still drinking water like a mad man.
Calling… Jeff, my mom, Dina.
Texting… Dina, Regina, Alex, Jeff, Alex, Carolyn, Mark, Kelly, Morag
Pinning… recipes, outfits, quotes, dog/pet stuff…
Tweeting… the usual.
Going… to see Sedrick, my mastiff pal.
Loving… all the hot weather that was September.
Hating… nothing at the moment.
Discovering… new geocaches.
Thinking… about the next few months and all the things.
Feeling… blessed, full, happy, content, excited, frustrated, disappointed, resigned, relief. So many feels lately.
Hoping (for)… a nice fall that lasts loooong into December. We had a hot September after a cool start, but it is legit fall/sweater/jacket weather now.
Listening (to)… Jeff’s comedy podcasts and the tv in the background.
Celebrating… life and it’s blessings.
Smelling… food cooking in the kitchen.
Thanking… everyone and everything that I have. I am very blessed and sometimes forget to count my blessings.
Considering… buying more LipSense. I need something more dramatic for nighttime.
Starting… my hunt for a 2018 planner.
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