7.04.2016

July Monthly Goals

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It has come to my attention that if I blink, I miss the beginning of a new month.  I can't complain though, June was a TON of fun and somehow really felt like summer even though it usually never does.  Before I go over goals and what epic failures they were, I want to share some of the highlights of the month!  (PS I'm linking up with Angie  and Autumn for this post.) 

I have been out and about.  Off the top of my head, there was my company Lagoon day, a Dutch Oven fundraiser from the guys at work, visiting Black Rock, a picnic at the old Saltair site, getting rained out of a car show, seeing my very first Bee's game, and driving Chase up to Guardsman's pass for the first time.  For someone who never socializes and spent the last year in a dark hole, it's all I've been doing and though it's strange for me I'm trying to just enjoy it.  

Also, quite a few of these trips were taken on Chase's big beefy Boulevard that doesn't have a name yet.  So how do you not enjoy that? 



One other thing I have to talk about for a minute--surprise--is Flemeth.  He's getting older now and definitely has his own personality.  He's still playful as a kitten, still loves me and is attached to me, but he's also now a wanderer and a curious little guy.  He has fallen in love with Chase and now escorts him to the bathroom as well (lol--I feel betrayed) but the thing I love the most about this little fella is his expressiveness.  I've never seen a cat make such human-like smirks and meows.  I wonder if all kittens raised primarily around humans adapt this way? Or is it just my little guy?  Either way, I am so thankful for him and though I miss him being my tiny little helpless furball baby, I'm also loving his new, independent teenager personality. 



One other thing I accomplished that I'm proud of--I got a floating desk and set it up.  I was so tired of doing my makeup in the living room, and having this little sad wicker stand for my stuff.  This thing turned out ten million times better than I ever thought it could, and I am continuing to surprise myself at how well I can keep a house.  For being raised in a shack, I'd say I'm doing pretty good! 



What a month! Onto the goals: 
  • Do a good job, and learn the in's and out's of my job. SUCCESS!  Everything's going decent!  I handled an incident in a way that my boss really liked, so score :D 
  • Go to a goddamn pilates class. FAIL  I give up. Never gonna happen.  
  • Plan Derik's birthday Vegas trip + book motel.  SUCCESS  I got the thing booked, but don't have to pay til check in--even better!
  • Finish my 4/4 portrait series.  FAIL  Didn't even get started.  Whoops.
  • Flemith's vaccines  FAIL  I really am a terrible cat mom.  SOON BABY I SWEAR
  • Work on CME's for the month and get at least 40 hours.  FAIL  hahahah I have like maybe ten hours.  Dammit. 
  • Lay off the fucking sugar. SUCCESS  I've gotten better....slowly.  Kinda.  It's a WIP.
  • Write more stories.  SUCCESS  I've blogged a few times and written some Silus drabbel so I am going to be optimistic and call this a win.  It's amazing I got anything done at the computer this month. 
  • One Car Show.  SUCCESS    It was rained out, which wasn't my doing, but at least I got ready and went!  
And this month's:
  • Make Derik's birthday a HUGE SUCCESS!  Vegas, baby! I've already started the itinerary...Now to follow through.  I think it'll go great and I'm so thrilled to be able to do this for the person who has always done everything he could to help me see the world. 
  • Finish my 500 Squats Challenge.  Wish me luck.  I freakin' love squats though.  
  • Flemith's goddamn vaccines. Terrible parent. No excuse.
  • No seriously, lay off the sugar.  I have been noticing my stomach issues getting worse, and now instead of an ulcer I'm wondering if the artificial sweeteners are tearing up my guts--I've decided to just go back to veggies and protein and chill out on all forms of sugar and carbs. We'll see if it makes a difference. 
  • Paint one portrait.  Already know of whom, now I just need to force myself to make time. 
  • Get back on track financially. I've been playing mad catch up since waiting on this new job, and by this next paycheck or so I should be right where I need to be.  My goal is to not lose focus of this because I'm tired of spreading money so thin.  

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  1. Our kitty Kala definitely has a lot of personality in her meows, with my favourites being the snarky 'mwrah' she'll spit while turning her head.

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    1. hahaha! I usually get something like that after I've said "NO TREATS" or I've put the catnip away. That's hilarious.

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  2. Cute kitty. Great success on your goals. Enjoyed reading all you have done.

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    1. thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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