Friday, February 17, 2012

February 2012 goals update

3in30 Challenge


I took a break from blogging last week but I'm back now.  Last week was not a good pain management/energy week which meant my productivity was in the tank too.  It happens from time to time. 

So, looking back at my goals for the month...

The BIGGIE...Goal #2 (I'm still working on order for now we'll just focus on the tasks not the order of them...LOL!)
Cleaning out the "junk room" of my house.  So far we have made 1 run to donate to Salvation Army.  The things my son will do to borrow my car.  I can get from one end of the room to the other.  This weekend, I plan on bringing my sewing machine and a couple projects out of it to reduce the amount of material I have stockpiles in there.  I have 2 birthday gifts to make and a bat costume for my little man's school play.  In addition pinterest has inspired me to make a couple little things that will use up some of the random fabric.  Needless to say, I have a long way to go still but am making some headway.  It should be done by the end of the month. 

Goal #1, of opening my Etsy store is not moving forward as I had hoped.  I am determined I am going to get the pictures taken and posted this weekend.  Determined I say.  I would love to start selling what I have on hand so I have a good excuse to make more.  I really want to have a little money coming in for my "goals" fund.  My big, long term goals include paying cash for a newer car for my prince charming, paying cash for new furniture, paying cash for a nice family vacation.  Obviously those are some pretty big goals to place all the pressure on a little Etsy store, but Etsy success sure would help me get going in the right direction.

Goal # 3, encouraging others.  Well, I have been trying to reach out to those around me and encourage them towards their own goals.  My love and I have been sending each other sweet emails during the week when we are both at work.  It's nice to get that little "I'm thinking of you." while you're plugging away at the desk.  Next week I am going to put little notes in my little one's lunch box.  When I was doing this before he really liked it.  Maybe I can find a way to work the weekly spelling words or the sight words we'll be working on into the notes. that has me thinking, but that will have to wait for a different blog post.  I have been trying to text and email and facebook (FB) chat with friends and family that I don't regularly talk to.  We keep up with each other on FB but rarely connect beyond that, whether it's time or distance.  If someone's my friend on FB it's because I like them so I want to connect with them. 

I hope you're all having a productive week and striving to reach your goals.  Share your links in comments so I can come over and show some love back.


  1. You are making good progress! I have a "junk room" that I'm trying to work on as well. I'm focusing on the office area of it this month. Still have a ways to go.... :)

  2. I love the notes in the lunchbox. That is a great idea!
    I also have a junk room that frankly I am scared to tackle. :)

  3. I love your goal of encouraging others. What a great way to spread positive thoughts and to boost your own mood (encouragement is contagious). Have a great weekend!

  4. I wish you well on opening your Etsy shop, and earning money towards your goals! Great progress on your "junk" room. Sounds like by cleaning up you've found some fun projects to do.