February 3, 2009

Goals for 2009

I know it is officially February, but I thought it would help to have my goals written, published and shared. Makes me feel more accountable; the goals are more real. So here goes... I would add a section about trips this year, but several places are still up in the air.

[Gray = completed or 'doing good so far!']

Spiritual Goals:
* Pray everyday
* Girls Bible Study
* Find a church!

Books to Read:
* John Adams – David McCullough
* ‘Tis Herself – Maureen O’Hara
* My Life in France – Julia Child
* The Fiery Cross – Diana Gabaldon
* P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern
* Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates
* The Time Travelers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

{I am participating in a reading challenge this year through www.thenest.com; 25 books in 2009. I've already read 9, so I think I will shoot for 50 books this year. The list above is my upcoming 'to reads' - I will update this as the year progresses.}

* Eat out once a week (individually)
* Only spend $35 a week on dining out (this may seem like a lot, but it is a drastic cut back, guarantee you)
* Put more effort into menu planning, eating at home and packing lunches

* Master bedroom: Put up wall hangings, purchase new curtains, replace dresser, fix duvet cover
* Kitchen: Finish decorating above kitchen cabinets, frame & hanging bistro pictures, re-organize cabinets
* Guest Bedroom: Set up better filing system, put up wall hangings, curtains, organize storage areas

* Loose 20 pounds
* Exercise 4-5 days a week
* Switch to decaf coffee
* Up my fruit and veggie intake

* Go to national conference; present workshop
* Finish decorating office
* Work on my teaching skills!!

What are your goals for 2009? I'd love to hear about others resolutions!

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The Happy Housewife said...

Great goals and kudos for cutting back on dining out. That can really break the budget!

Anonymous said...

Those are some great goals, wow 50 books a year!!! Did you read the twilight series? I am on book 3, they are so much fun.