Emily Tucker

Goals

monthly wrap-up & goals

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this month:

july was crazy, busy, relaxing, stressful and wonderful. all at the same time but feeling so much peace and joy. leaving the bay area was by far the hardest and I think best decision we've ever made. it hurts our hearts to leave the area we were born & raised in but we are already making strides of progress and having tons of fun here. the pace of life is slower & simultaneously kinder than the bay. we have already spent time with my cousins twice this month, my mom came two weekends, we had our first date night, I had a ladies night in, and we attended a church that was enjoyed by the whole family. still sort of midway through unpacking & decorating. have to make an enjoyable/dreaded Ikea trip to hopefully finish up our home stuff needs. I haven't worked out all month but have been so busy and sweating that I haven't gained weight but I can tell my strength is lame right now. 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

write monthly blog content calendar 

1 hour decluttering/purging/unpacking daily - purge focus: clothes, crafts & toys

powersheets august prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches & dinners - veryyyyy tired of eating out except Sonic cause its a love & addiction

get kids back into morning & bedtime routines

write new cleaning routine - more rooms = new schedule

get library cards

finalize homeschool plans for first 6 weeks 

make sure I have all supplies I will need for first couple weeks of school 

start school gently

 

read:

bible daily - minimum 15 min

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

Stuck - for women's Bible study group

Dance, Stand, Run - for launch team

 

learn:

listen to podcasts while washing dishes & other tasks

 

be:

proactive & less reactive

 

eat:

give me ideas! I'm soooo loathing cooking lately. I always feel uninspired in summer since I'm more a fall/winter cook. 

weekly wrap-up

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this week:

it was pretty good but with normal ups & downs. Lets just say I was really ready for spring break. Lilah is getting her 5th and 6th teeth and is a big grump, which has interrupted our normal routine. we had a very relaxed and mostly enjoyable spring break. best part was getting my hair done. we also had a memorial for Patrick's great aunt Ruth who passed in December at 100 yrs old, it was relaxed and nice to celebrate the life of such a tenacious & kind woman. 

 

do:

exercise daily - 30 min

write monthly blog content calendar 

15 min daily decluttering/purging

finish powersheets prep

meal plan breakfasts & lunches - i've noticed that i'm more unprepared in these areas lately

work on Lilah's nap schedule

 

read:

bible daily - minimum 15 min

The Life Giving Home - 1 chapter a day

Chasing Slow - 1 chapter a day

 

learn:

listen to one sermon

listen to podcasts while washing dishes

 

be:

present. i'm struggling with being present and not thinking about all i have to do lately. i am in a bit of a overwhelmed rut, where i feel like i'm taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back with everything. i'm really proud of how i am progressing but with lots of change happening this year i really want to be on top of things more. part of the problem is that i'm really anxious about our move this summer.

 

eat:

creamy white chicken chili

chili dog tacos w/roasted potatoes & cauliflower

chicken parmesan w/ pasta & broccoli 

potstickers w/ rice & stir-fry veggies

 

september goals

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I have been writing a monthly goal list all this year but putting them up here really helps me stick to them. I love being able to reflect back on them here more than just when I write them down in my planner. 

August was a really great month for goals for me and I'm very motivated to keep on going into Fall strong. Most people get Spring fever but I get Fall Fever & it is in full effect. I steam cleaned & purged a lot of things last month. We threw Hayden a belated 4th birthday party (Lalaloopsy Wizard of Oz themed). Also I took apart the crib and we got Zach his own mattress to sleep on the bottom bunk. With the crib out of the kids room I was able to move their large bookshelf to the wall where the crib had been. It is so open & fun in there now. I also cooked a ton of breakfast & lunch freezer meals. 

 

Health

  • Get my Fitbit fixed, so I can start wearing & tracking with it again

  • Workout 3-6 times a week for at least 10-30 minutes, track with Fitbit & MyFitnessPal plus track in my planner

  • Take my daily vitamins, tracked in my planner

  • Order vitamins I am low on to be prepared for next month

  • Drink 64 oz of water daily, tracked in my planner

 

Home

  • Finish the gallery wall in our living room: finish spray painting oval picture frame, choose & print photos for multi-picture frame, hang it all up

  • Rehang bulletin board in kitchen, it fell down at the start of Summer... 

  • Fill all my extra picture frames with new pictures

  • Take bags ready to go to the Goodwill

  • Send back another Thredup bag

  • Figure out what to do with the crib & crib mattress 

  • Cook more freezer meals, add more breakfasts to my plan

  • Menu plan out the rest of this month

  • Purge more stuff 

 

Homeschool

 

Parenting

  • Re-implement earlier bedtimes, bye-bye dreaded Summer bedtimes 

  • Plan one-on-one dates for both kidlets with each parent 

  • Look into a Fall activity for Hayden 

  • Finish finding their clothing needs for Fall 

  • Spend lots more time outside

  • Get Zach off of naps since they cause him to stay up late

 

Personal

  • Read for 1 hour a day: finish 2 books

  • Craft for 1 hour a day: finish 2 scrapbook layouts a week plus other fun crafts

  • Blog 2 times a week

  • Print planner daily pages for the rest of 2015

  • Continue reading Savor daily devotional

  • Work through finishing Blog Life class

  • Begin taking photographs of products for my shop

  • Finish purging my clothes to create more of a capsule wardrobe

  • Sign up for MOPs