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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2013 Week 10: Takin' My Italian for Italian!

imageI've got to say, I feel some nice momentum with the projects this spring. Oh, and by the way, I fixed the problem with my blog posts where you couldn't comment. I can't believe that's been out of commission so long! So I'd love to hear what kind of goals you're tackling these days. Really!




But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Carpe Diem: Seize the Day!

2013 Week 10: Takin' My Italian for Italian!

Boy, I took a spill on the ice tonight! Colleen, Jason, Zoe (our Schnauzer) and I took a walk. I had my hands in my pockets and came down on my elbow. It feels a bit like when I sprained my shoulder years ago, but not that bad. Gettin' old!

I've got to say, I feel some nice momentum with the projects this spring. Oh, and by the way, I fixed the problem with my blog posts where you couldn't comment. I can't believe that's been out of commission so long! So I'd love to hear what kind of goals you're tackling these days. Really!

Iozzo's Italian Restaurant, Wausau, WI

Here's the week 10 version of my weekly goal updates for 2013.

1. Have 12 monthly date nights with Colleen.

Our big March date is this Saturday. Colleen actually works Saturday and is home Friday with Jason since he's off school in the afternoon. We all know what's coming, but the anticipation makes it more fun, right? I'm not sure what I anticipate more: dinner together at Iozzo's Italian Restaurant or coffee afterward and leisurely perusing of Barnes & Noble Books.

2. Lose 37 pounds by May 6.

Nada. Bubkus. Zilch. I got no more pounds this week on the scale. On the bright side, I'm holding my own. I'm still at 19 pounds lost. I'm still focused on WeightWatchers. Anyway, here's a new way I'm looking at it, since I may hit the goal later than May 6.
  • May 6 - wild success
  • June 6 - great success
  • July 6 - success
  • August 6  - slow success

If I could peg a culprit in the slower weight loss, I'd say it's lack of sleep. I've been pushing with all my goals and that means burning midnight oil sometimes.

Goal this week: sleep well and get off the schneid! I'm 5 pounds behind my May 6 goal, but I'm still fighting!

3. House projects: TurboTax

The taxes are basically done. I pushed through yesterday and got it finished. I do have a few follow up pieces to put in there. Colleen's helping me round those up. They're easy entries, though, so I'll pick a new house project.

And the winner is...drum roll please...Finish Organizing Upstairs Office! When we redid the downstairs office into a game room and moved the office upstairs, the project list never got completely finished. I'm going to completely finish it. This week I'll start with any one of the six tasks I have left.

4. Meet my Road Trip writing deadlines for 2013.

My current two week deadline is to finish the chapter: "CV5 ~ Personal Management: Everything For God's Glory." I'm one week in and it's going to be pushing it. This is where it gets tricky with goal #2 because I usually write into the night. Hey, I'm shooting to have CV5 done by Tuesday.

The larger writing goal, again,  is to finish section three by June 5. That will include seven chapters (one is done), and that gives me about two weeks per chapter.

5. Complete the new roof project.

Yes, the shingles are still safely in the garage. I've sent out my "party" invitations with date options. I'm picking up a couple more materials on sale this weekend and watching for more. We'll be ready!


2013 is feeling pretty good, but it's not by mistake. These and many other goals are moving ahead one step at a time.

Question

So, now that the comments are working again, how are your 2013 goals coming together. I really want to know! We can celebrate together!
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2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on doing so well on your goals! I think I have broken every one of the "resolutions" I made this year. Or, at least most of them. But... broken doesn't mean I can't start again. I still have 9 months :)

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  2. Yes, Brandi, our lives, with God's help, are whatever we make them. Every day is a fresh chance to create something wonderful. I see a spunk in you that's bound to turn out something great! Go for it!

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