2012 Goals: December Update

SMART Goals

So how did your  goal-setting going for 2012?  December was an overwhelming month for me as I took on way more than I could handle, and ended up burnt out and exhausted.  I could not wait for the holidays to be over and things to return to normal.  I did accomplish almost everything on my “To Do” list, but not without a lot of unnecessary stress.  I hope your holidays were better than mine, and that you were able to enjoy them stress-free!

January

All-Staff Conference, Meet My Sister’s New Baby, Substitute-Teach in Maryland, Find New Doctors/Dentists

February

Substitute-Teach in Maryland, New Driver’s Licenses, New Registration, New Auto Insurance, New Keys, Have Truck Weighed/Smog-Checked

March

Study for and Pass the CBEST, TB Test, Fingerprinting, Order and Install Blinds, Letter to Naomi, Letter to Oliver, Invite Someone Over, Visit Factory

April

Attend BSF Bible Study every Week (Complete All Homework), Visit Community Museum, Invite Someone Over

May

Attend BSF Bible Study every Week (Complete All Homework), Attend Sacred Marriage Couples Bible Study every Sunday (Prepare a Dish), Visit Fort Bragg with friends, Invite Team Over, Pay Off Citimortgage (2nd Mortgage), Apply for Refinance (1st Mortgage), Try Using Cash for Groceries and Gas, Weed Flower Beds, Transplant Bulbs, Make Mother’s Day Gifts

June

Attend Sacred Marriage Couples Bible Study every Sunday (Prepare a Dish), Attend My Sister’s Wedding in Maryland, Orioles Game, Take Kids Swimming Every Friday, Invite Leaders Over

July

Purchase Black-Out Curtains for Kids’ Room, Birthday Letter to Naomi, E-mail Landlord Photos of House, Renew Lease on our Rental Property, Apply to Substitute-Teach, Take Kids Swimming Every Friday, Invite Leaders Over

August

Sell Washing Machine/Grill/Books On-Line, Visit Lake/Park/California State Railroad Museum, Clean Out Garage, Install Kitchen Cabinet Handles, Repair Diaper Hamper, Make Toilet-Paper Holder, Clean Truck Interior, Mount Carbon Monoxide Detector, Mount Curtain Rods and Curtains in Kids’ Room, Hang Naomi’s Stars and Brad’s Schedule, Frame 8×10 Photo, Clean Fridge Interior, Take Kids Swimming Every Friday, Get Texting for Brad, Substitute-Teacher Orientation, Apply New Blog Theme, Link Blog to Facebook, Link Blog’s Facebook to Pinterest, Invite Leaders Over

September

Visit River/Old Sacramento Gold Rush Days, Create Blogging Masterminds Facebook Group, Re-Write English Curriculum, Invite Team Over, Swap Regular/Maternity Clothes in my Dresser, Purchase Tickets for Flight to Maryland in November, Renew Substitute-Teaching License in Maryland, Create Painting for Church, Decipher Substitute-Teaching Documents, Close on Refinance (1st Mortgage), Hang White Board

October

Decorate for Fall, Attend Church Membership Classes, Attend Women’s Retreat, Find Halloween Costumes, Visit Pumpkin Farm, Prepare for my Family visiting, Visit Fort Bragg, Visit Chandelier Drive-Thru Redwood Tree, Visit Pumpkin Farm, Visit Lake Tahoe, Attempt to fix Oliver’s Dresser Drawer (I finally threw it away), Install Door-Stoppers, Sell Books On-Line, Brown Spot-Painting on Woodwork Around House, Re-Paint Hallway, Paint Birch Tree Murals in Kids’ Room, Hang Clock/Batteries, Take Truck to Mechanic for “Check Engine” Light, Repair Lamp with JBWeld, Hot Glue Broken Butterfly, Wood Glue Broken Bulletin Board, Apply Felt Pads to Bottoms of Chairs, Vacuum Furnace, Start Purchasing Christmas Gifts

November

Find/Deliver Christmas Gifts, Visit Family in Maryland for Thanksgiving for 2 weeks, Substitute-Teach for 5 days in Maryland, Take Extra Art Supplies to High School Art Teacher, Donate Items, Sell Books on Amazon, Transition Oliver’s Clothes to “New” Dresser, Call/Visit with Maryland friends, Have Mom Cut My Hair, Change Bank Accounts in Maryland, Figure out why my computer hasn’t turned on since Oct. 25, Clean Out Freezer, Sikh Parade, JFK 50, Handel’s Messiah, Chili Cook-Off…

December

Make Anniversary Plans (Find Babysitter), Brad’s Father Visiting for 3 weeks, Prepare for Annual Christmas Parties (Host or Find Babysitter), Find 4 more Christmas Gifts, Put Away Fall Decorations, Decorate for Christmas, Get a Christmas Tree, Find a new OB/GYN, Schedule Hospital/Birth-Center Tour, Substitute-Teach, Try Budgeting with Crown Mvelopes

*These items kept getting bumped from month to month during 2012: Find New Home-Owner’s Insurance, Investigate Long-Term Plans, Drill Holes for 4 Handles in Bathroom, Spackle/Sand Bathroom, Cover Back of Medicine Cabinet, Paint Inside Bathroom Cabinets/Drawers, Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Install Child Locks, Learn to Use Sewing Machine, Attach Kids’ Dressers to Walls, Babysit/House-sit/Pet-sit, Find Cheaper Auto Insurance, Apricot Preserves, Visit Historical Society/Community Museum/Sacramento Zoo, Choose a name for the New Baby, Process Pumpkins, Writing Monthly Letters to Naomi & Oliver…

What goals were you able to accomplish in 2012?

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