Insane Goals: June 2013 Update

I wrote a crazy-long list of goals for this year.  Here is how I did last month on my Insane Goals.

June Accomplishments:

Grace's Potty Training Dress

1. Grace is fully potty trained!!!  She still wears a pullup at night time, but 90% of the time she wakes up dry.  I am so thrilled.  As a reward for finally getting into the routine of going #2 in the potty, she got to pick out a dress.  It is so tacky.  It was the only one in the store I hated and of course it is the one she picked.  I can live it with though if it means I’m not washing poop out of underwear!

2. I’m slowly making progress on my digital photos.  I uploaded all of December 2012.  I still have some pictures from August 2012 to upload (why I skipped that month is a long boring story) and then I’ll be finished with 2012!

3. I had an amazing phone interview for my eBook.  It was so good that I’m having a hard time figuring out how to summarize it’s awesomeness.

4. Noah is in his new car seat.  He is still rear facing and we plan to keep him that way for awhile.

5. I made my Summer Fun List and we’ve been busy crossing things off.

6. I bought a bucket for my van’s emergency kit.  I still need to fill it with other essentials.

7. I finished Downton Abby.  *sigh*  So good….

June Disappointments:

1. We have been having major communication issues with our radon mitigation company because of people leaving the company.  I’ve been wanting to schedule the instillation for over a month now.  Today (July 1st) I finally was able to talk to someone on the phone and it looks like this might get resolved in July.  This has been a long time coming and I’m getting sick of it.

2. Nate and I didn’t have a date night this month.  We actually had the opposite of a date night because I took the kids to Ohio for a week to visit my parents and he stayed home.  We will just have to have 2 this month.  🙂

3. I added $8 to my library fine.  Oops.

4. Freezing strawberries wasn’t on my list.  I think I just forgot because I love having strawberries waiting in my freezer for smoothies all year.  I practically missed strawberry season and didn’t get to freeze any.  I’m sad.

5. It is June.  Can I just delete my spring cleaning goals off the list now???  🙁

You can see my complete list of goals below.  

My 2013 Insane Goals

House Goals

  • Organize & Declutter: office, Noah’s closet, kitchen steps, kitchen cabinets, attic, basement, upstairs bathroom, my night stand
  • Hang Pictures: dining room, Noah’s room, Grace’s Room, master bedroom, upstairs bathroom, downstairs bathroom, living room
  • Install a Radon Mitigation System
  • Fix the Microwave
  • Reorganize my Jewelry
  • Follow my Cleaning Checklist
  • Deep Clean the Dishwasher
  • Spring Clean All Rooms: living room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs bathroom, laundry room, stairs/hallway, Noah’s room, Grace’s room, master bedroom, upstairs bathroom

Finish Photo Books

  • The Year 2009
  • The Year 2010
  • The Year 2011
  • The Year 2012
  • Grace’s First Year Book
  • Noah’s First Year Book
  • Upload pictures to Snapfish monthly & catch up on uploading from 2012

Food Goals

  • Experiment with my Bread Machine
  • Make a Meal Directory
  • Think Outside the Cereal Box
  • Grow Something
  • Can & Freeze: salsa, pickles, blueberries, jam, applesauce, corn

Books to Read (This post contains affiliate links.)

  • Bright from the Start by Jill Stamm
  • 7 by Jen Hatmaker
  • Platform by Michael Hyatt
  • A Barn for the Harvest – written by my pastor in honor of our church’s 30th anniversary

Grace & Noah

  • Read Grace’s devotional book daily at nap time.
  • Eliminate Grace’s daily potty training accidents.
  • Re-teach Grace the alphabet.
  • Teach Grace to hold a pencil correctly.
  • Read to Noah daily. 
  • Breastfeed Noah for 12 months.
  • Buy & Install a new convertible car seat for Noah.
  • Have Noah’s 9 month, 12 month, and 18 month pictures taken.
  • Have Grace’s 4 year picture taken.

General Goals

  • Write a note of appreciation/thanks every month.
  • Have monthly date nights with Nate
  • Invite someone over for supper or dessert every two months.
  • Use & Enjoy our Gift Cards!
  • Create & Complete a Summer Fun List
  • Create & Complete a Festive Fall List
  • Mail out the my “girlfriends notebook”
  • Put an emergency kit/bucket in the van
  • Keep library fines under $5 for entire year.  Current total: $12.20
  • Watch Downton Abby Season 1, Season 2, & Season 3

The BIG One: Write an eBook.

Now it is your turn!  I would love to hear about your goals and progress in the comments.

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  1. I’m enjoying reading along with your goals! Half way through the year, and I STILL haven’t posted mine (or much of anything, really). We seem to be doing a lot of the same stuff. My daughter has pretty much been potty trained since winter, but she was still going #2 in the training potty (better than her underwear or a diaper, but worse than going in the big potty). I finally had to incentivize (my computer says that’s not a real word, whaaaat? Lol!) and told her I’d buy her a puzzle from the dollar store after she went on the big potty five times (I’m cheap, and I wanted to make sure it stuck before I paid up, ha!) Well, it worked! And it’s glorious. 😛

    Oh, and I finished Downton Abbey too. (And totally agree with your sentiments!) And I too, struggle with the library fines. I had them paid off and now I’m back up to $1.60…boo! (Actually, if you wanna know the ugly truth, that’s on my husband’s card. My card and my son’s card both have excessive fines on them, and I’m working on paying those down little by little- they each have over $15 on them). 🙁

    Hooray for your successes!

    1. Becky!! My long lost twin has been found!! Haha!

      Thanks for your encouragement and for joining in my sorrow.

  2. Congrats on the potty training! I’m working on compiling my June achievements and disappointments today… I don’t think I got as much done as you did in June though! Good for you on getting so much done! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Heather! I am THRILLED that potty training is going so well. We might be done having kids so that I only have to go through this one more time. Ha!

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