Last month, I decided to take part in Nicole's small goals challenge. I did not do so great! But I'm going to be up front about it anyway. Here are the goals I set for last month:
Finish all stitchwork and beading on the Sleeping Princess. I did get this done! And I actually got it framed, which makes me really happy. I spent over a week looking for a frame and got pretty stressed out because it's a really weird size/shape, but I found one at Michael's on Friday that I missed on the first go round. Next weekend is when the fair starts! DONE.
Don't skip a day of training. I had to skip ONE day of training this month, because I was having some stomach issues, but I made that my rest day. So technically I didn't skip, I reappropriated. DONE enough.
Finish Between the World and Me and read The Wonder of All Things. Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt, who wrote one of my favourite books, was released partway through September, so I quit reading Between the World and Me for that. (No regrets, because Undermajordomo Minor is wonderful.) I did finish The Wonder of All Things, though! It was pretty good! Half FAIL.
Write and post at least one blog post per week, not including SIA. Fail. I was so committed to getting the cross stitch done that I basically ignored the blog. This one stays as a goal for October though. FAIL.
Paint the damn living room. Got it done! We painted the living room (except for the fireplace wall, which needs to be redone) a couple of weeks ago, and Tippy the cat moved in with Andrew. They're precious together. The living room is green screen green, and it looks great! I was kind of concerned about the green being too dark and bogging the room down, but it ended up looking excellent. DONE.
3 outta 5 ain't bad. 60%. That's...almost passing, and I guess my 3rd goal could be half complete, which is 70%, which means it's a C! Yaaaaaay. So here are October's goals:
Write and post at least one blog post per week, not including SIA. Like I said, it stays.
Submit five cross stitches to the fair. I've done five in the last year (whoa), and I want those tiny blue ribbons and $2 prizes for first place! (Uh, I hope. One ribbon would be solid.)
Clean my car. After New Orleans, my car was relatively clean, and after I took it to the shop, the guys who work there vacuumed it for me. But between life and a Kesha concert, my car is a mess inside. The rain has probably helped the exterior, but I need to vacuum and clean out the trunk.
Figure out what the hell is going on with my phone plan. A. and I share a phone plan, and it is $$$$$, even though employees there have told me it's the least expensive it could be, and I find that really hard to believe I tried downgrading our data last week and it ended up costing more! I also need to upgrade my phone--my dear sweet 4S is starting to go a little senile--and I've been putting off all of this because every time I go to Verizon, it's an hour of standing around. I just need to gather the chutzpah to go. I'm also still trying to decide what iPhone to upgrade to (I'm an iPhone fan and not ashamed of that) but I'm probably going to go all in and get a 6S, because I'll probably have it for the next 3 years. I'm not a serial upgrader.
Start working on a blog facelift. This is something I've wanted to do for a while. Header, font, colours, everything. It's just outdated. I don't expect to get it all done, but I have a header in mind that I really like the idea of, at least. And everyone has a white blog now. I want to be cool and have a white blog too!
So those are this month's goals. Let's see if I can do a smidge better this go round!