Ok so I have been inspired by Chelsea over at Anchors Aweigh. I’ve watched her for many months set goals and then recap how she did in achieving, or not achieving, those goals. So, this is going to be my first attempt at this. Here goes…
- Take Christmas Pictures. I haven’t ever been one to take family pictures every year at Christmas time. I’ve never had a nice picture to make Christmas cards with or give as a gift. This year may be the last Christmas I have all of my kids together for a while since my oldest may be moving across the state next year, and the next kiddo may be (fingers crossed) in active duty military next year (probably Army). I’m hoping I can get everyone together, find a nice little spot, and just have someone else (my parent, sister, friend, someone one) take a few pictures. I’m not even going to get all crazy with matching colors up and buying a shirt no one will ever wear again. I promise.
- Make my Christmas list for my husband. I am like the worst person to try and buy something for, and I know it. I just don’t have a long list of things I’d like to have. I’m more of a go-on-vacation, lets-make-memories kind of girl than a get-me-the-latest-gadget or spend-a-bunch-of-money-on-me kind of girl. That means that when it comes to making a wish list for my husband or others to shop from, I pretty much dread it and suck at it. They are lucky to get that list in December, and I’m pretty sure I’ve not had a list in November for many years. I’m going to change that this year. Hopefully.
- Complete the Army Marathon. I registered to run the virtual Army marathon. Yep another 26.2 miles. However, this is the virtual version of the race, which means I don’t have to run 26.2 miles all at once. Thank God! I signed up on Sunday, and so far I’ve run 10.4 miles. That’s pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Last night my 5.2 miles took me an hour almost exactly. I’d like to finish this marathon before Thanksgiving (ideally next week), but I just need to get it done. As I run, I try to remember all of those in uniform who have sacrificed so much and how much some of them wish they had the ability to run like I do. That is very motivating to just keep going.
- Decorate for Christmas. I LOVE love love love love love Christmas. The smells, decorations, cooler temperatures, carols, all of it. Love it! I have thus far been so good about waiting until after the Thanksgiving meal to put up any decorations. I used to wait until the next day, but let’s be real. I’m chomping at the bit to get things up. My sister is hosting Thanksgiving this year, so after we get back from her house, it is on. Christmas carols get played while we all work together to get things up. The tree will probably not get bought until Saturday or Sunday, but that’s another great adventure and tradition for us. Yay!
That’s it. I think they are realistic and achievable, so fingers crossed!