May and June goals

Welp, my May goals were a bit difficult. But it’s cool. It was another enjoyable month for us. And life is not about making and meeting goals. Thank goodness. Here’s an update on my May and June goals:

may and June goals
+ Finish The Goldfinch. Going strong, but not yet done! It’s not feel-good-fiction by any means, but I’m really enjoying it. It’s one of the longer books I’ve read lately, but the story is such that it’s easy to keep plugging along.

+ Get down to a total of 30 pounds lost since January. Nope. Not even close. It’s been much harder lately, and I’ve admittedly not been trying as hard. We just bought a quart of (surprisingly expensive) black raspberry chip ice cream from Graeter’s, if that tells you anything.

+ Get rid of some more clothes. Yes! I sent a large bag of clothes and accessories off to Threadflip. They aren’t yet listed, but I’m excited to see what Threadflip accepts.

+ Go on a few fun, unique dates with Dan. Also a yes! We’ve been having a lot of fun. This month we went to a baseball game, started once-a-week ballroom dance lessons, went garage sale-ing, and ate at Food Truck Friday. Yay, summer!

For June, I’m going to keep it simple and doable:

+ Take another load of stuff to Goodwill: We do this on a regular basis. If it’s not being used, it goes. Especially if it’s cheap. We’re both happier if our home has some “white space.”

+ Cook more meals for Dan: He’s starting another rotation of really long hours. He’s the primary cook in our home, but it gets difficult when he’s not getting home until after 7p. I don’t want him to be the primary cook for the rest of our lives, so I need to get my butt in gear. I think we’ll start a service like Blue Apron or Plated a few times this month.

+ Use my time well: It’s hard for me to fill my day with productive activities when Dan works really long hours. I was pretty successful the last month he had this schedule, and I’m going to try hard again. Work, exercise, errands, home projects, time with friends. Go!

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  • Newbie reader to your blog 🙂 Firstly, I’m so inspired by your story of having a brain tumor & HEALING! It’s amazing what our Jesus can do, & you are one strong lady! I like that you made a goal for June to use your time well. That’s a goal I need to incorporate too lol. It’s nice to “meet” you, and I’m excited to continue reading your blog 🙂

    • natalie

      thanks for your kind words! nice to “meet” you!

  • Oh yes to the whitespace in our homes!! Getting rid of stuff always makes me feel lighter in every way and I hope that that goes well for you. =)

    • natalie

      thanks, Breanne! I’m looking forward to it.

  • I have been working hard at managing my time too! Such an important, but difficult, skill to learn!

    • natalie

      It seems I have to keep re-learning it! True for you, too?

  • No matter how much stuff I give away, the house always seems to be full. I guess I should be grateful that I am able to have more than I need.

  • I’m with you on the purging! In the last week, I’ve been to Goodwill twice and to two different consignment stores with kids’ toys and clothes. And, I love your “simple but doable” approach!