August 2016 goals

1 August 2016

I almost never say this, but I’m a little bit glad to see July go. My Mom flew down in the middle of the month to travel with me and June for work, and as soon as she was in the car from the airport I started spilling out all the things that were weighing on me… June being sick (again and then again), John being sick (pretty much all month), being behind with work because of sickness and vacation, being behind with grocery shopping/laundry/cooking/cleaning/Etsy orders/Em for Marvelous/personal emails because I was working on my day job after hours to catch up, one of my teeth randomly hurting every afternoon (??), Lisa’s shower looming over me… it was just a lot.

Since June was born it’s been fairly easy to maintain our balance, but with all the sickness this month, it felt like everything suddenly careened off the rails–which made me extra thankful for our usually healthy household. This month, I’m praying for the germs to stay away, for work to stay at work, and for a little extra time to make some progress on my August goals!

cow appreciation day

Despite all of the craziness in July, we were thrilled to make it to Cow Appreciation Day — a Thomas family tradition at least five years running!

Revisiting my goals for July:
Finish our will
Master an updo from the Small Things archive
Move forward in our backyard renovation project
Check more things off our summer fun list
Finish planning and host a baby shower for a dear friend
Relish our time in Maine
Email our neighborhood recreation committee about my luminaria idea
Finish our June in June movie
Feed June her first solid food!!

August goals:
— Finish our June in June movie
— Try out a yoga class at the studio near our house
— Go to an outdoor concert or movie
— Relish our time in Connecticut
— Read at least one book (has been a challenge over the last few weeks, so I’m keeping it simple!)
— Book accommodations for our camping and Asheville trips
— Master an updo from the Small Things archive
— Finish our will

As a reminder, here are my 2016 guideposts. If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

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August 1, 2016 2:53 pm

My feelings towards July are very similar and I am thankful to begin a new month! I would like to learn an updo from Kate also so I would love to see which one you choose. :)

My August goals can be found here:

August 4, 2016 10:14 am

I think July was a little bit of a crazy month for everyone, super busy and super stressful! This month, relaxing and having fun are at the top of my list. My goals are here, this post is super long but the goals are at the very bottom :)

August 9, 2016 10:18 am

keep it up! very interesting your goals 2016