Back in the beginning of summer, Mary Lee and Franki from A Year of Reading invited any interested parties to post our goals for the summer. Now, it's time for the unveiling of how we did.
I have to say I'm 50% pleased, which is better than I do with most of my goals!!
Here is my original list of summer goals:
1) Spend more quality time with friends and family, especially my husband.
2) I'd like to golf an average of 2 times a week this summer - one night with my league and another with my husband and/or friends
3) Get lots of reading done - both adult and children's books
4) Get 4 major projects done (or contracted out) -- home improvement kinds of things
5) Take better care of myself -- specifically, work out (aerobic and strength training) at least 5 times a week
6) Find 5 new, good recipes for dinner main dishes
7) Be more spontaneous!!!! (I might have to give up the idea of always having a list of things to do to accomplish this one -- what do you think?!)
I did really well with #2, 3, and 7. I'm especially pleased with #7, because, as anyone who knows me well already knows, if an event is not on a list or on my calendar, it probably won't happen. This summer, more than any summer in memory, I had many opportunities to do spur of the moment things, and I actually did!!
For goal #1, I did fairly well, but with all my new-found spontaneity and my children's and husband's work and play schedules, there wasn't as much time together as I had thought, but the time together has been fun. Right now, my 17 year old daughter, my 21 year old daughter, and I are avid Olympics watchers -- we are glued to the TV each night, cheering on the USA!
For #4, I got several house projects done, but not all that I had planned.
Numbers 5 and 6 were my weakest links -- I did walk and do some strength training, but not with the regularity I had planned. And new recipes -- that would infer I spent a lot of time in my kitchen, which would amuse my family.
All in all, I'm glad I participated in Mary Lee's and Franki's summer goals craziness. It made me feel a little more accountable. Look for Bill's results soon.
For all the scoop, head on over to A Year of Reading - here and here.