August Goals

It took me awhile to come up with my goals for August because I knew that despite the roll I was on, both planning and reading-wise, my schedule would be changing quite a bit.  It would be unrealistic for me to expect to maintain either levels of productivity.  With that being said, I was able to come up with three goals for the three major areas of my life.  I really did take the time to ensure that they were S.M.A.R.T. goals, which isn’t something I always do.


Reading Goals for August:

1.  Read daily for a minimum of either 30 minutes or 50 pages.

2.  Complete five full novels – (20 nonfiction articles = 1 novel).

3.  Write a review for each of the novels (nonfiction article sets) I complete.

4.  BONUS: Daily, read two articles my friends/colleagues share with me (either via email or Facebook).

Professional Goals for August:

1.  Convert my text notes from the previous year into Evernote.

2.  Create departmental meeting documents

  • Individual Meeting Form
  • Monthly Meeting Agenda (department-specific)
  • Create individual meeting schedule for the 1st quarter

3.  Create a database of articles to read for our PLC time

Personal Goals for August:

1.  Create weekly dinner menus the week in advance – preferably by Sunday.

2.  Create weekly shopping list based upon the menu created.

3.  Find an outside bookclub to attend

  • Local libraries
  • Barnes and Noble(?)

4.  BONUS: Family Budget

  • Update budget daily – easily done on Quickens
  • Create and maintain a travel budget/savings

More Journal Covers

Today marks the official launch of my Etsy shop, Numbered Pages.  I make custom notebook/journal covers for both Moleskine and Composition notebooks.  Check out my lanyards, keychains, charger wraps, and coffee cup cozies.

Here are some of the newest additions to the shop:

Greens 3 Greens 2 Green 1 Suns 3 Sun 2 Stars 1 Dark Teal 3 Dark Teal 2 Dark Teal 1 Nautical 3 Nautical 2 Nautical 1 Journal 2 Journal Cover 1 Book Cover 1

NOTEBOOK COVERS COMING SOON: Collegiate and Professional sports teams, both colors and logo

Random Lists

Things I forgot to ask Santa for this year:

1.  Chocolate-dipped Doritosenhanced-buzz-23118-1355932190-4

2.  Hands-free tissue dispenser


A perfect gift for your cold-weather running friends and family members.

3.  Hotdog branding plate


This is a great way to complete the segregation at your multiple-team fans at your next sporting event.

4.  Glitzy pumps


While I am definitely not a Broncos fan, I see the potential for removing the logo and morphing these bad-dads for next year’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between the Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs.

Food I’ve eaten in the last 24 hours:

**Disclaimer: These are not the ONLY things I’ve eaten; just the highlights**

1. Two containers of yogurt, and in my opinion the most amazing additions to the flavor spectrum

Kudos to the genius who decided to add carrot cake flavor!  OMG I cannot get enough of the stuff, even to the point where I’m one of those people who will eat that instead of a real dessert.

2.  Panera’s Roasted Turkey Harvest SaladTurkey Harvest Salad

3.  TGI Friday’s Salted Caramel Cake


My dessert is really only the platform for me to be able to show you the dessert that Dan got; not really the dessert but the landing strip of a plate that it came on.  WTF TGIF???

Sandy Hook/Newtown, CT support events that I signed up for:

1.  5k Run for the Children of Sandy Hook


2.  26 Mile Memorial for 26 Lives (Sandy Hook)

For the whole month of January we will be putting in 26 miles of your favorite exercise. For every mile is in respect of one life lost and their families. Please record your effort and set goals. Example: For every mile I run/walk I will donate $1 to the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary. (Details will be provided for donations) Please note it is only a personal choice of a donation individually or as a team. Whatever you want to sacrifice as a per mile goal is entirely your choice. It can be as easily as one mile for cooking a homemade meal or refusing chocolate. Anything at all is a help! You make your own rules while achieving 26 miles!
Provided is a couple of links in regards to how you can help and/or show your support!