Sunday, July 4, 2010

July/August Priorities and Goals

Our purpose for our Charming Girls Quilt Club is changing somewhat, and I like it! We are setting goals bi-monthly and adding some other goals or priorities in there. I like that because as much as I would love to sit at my sewing machine all day every day, I have to go to work every day, and with life's other obligations, quilting has to be put on the back burner sometimes. Our theme this month is Self-care, which I think for most women is a "learned skill".
For July and August I plan to :

  • strip and paint 2 night stands and a dresser  done
  • continue to work out 4-5 days a week- I get up at 5:30 a.m. to fit this in my day. done
  • make 3 cards and one scrapbook page not done

  • finish Quilt Along quilt done
  • blog about a very special friend with MS and her new political activities to get a treatment called CCSVI allowed in Canada done
  • put together a celebration for Neil's grad/birthday and our 25th anniversary  done
  • keep up with the Jelly Roll Sampler and Mystery quilts that I am making done
  • clean all our windows on the inside a (since they were cleaned on the outside it is much more apparent this job needs to be done!) done
  • start making the King size quilt for our master bedroom done
Since we are basically empty nesters we are very good about dates, so I don't have that on my "to do" list.  We walk together all the time in the evenings and weekends, and go to on average about 3 baseball games/week in the summer. We watch movies, and TV together, and just generally enjoy spending as much time as possible together. I guess that is why we are celebrating 25 years of marriage....

I have a couple of funny stories about my quest for learning Self Care when the kids were little. More on that another time.


Mandy said...

There's a lady in my community that recently traveled to Poland and paid out-of-pocket for MS surgery which basically is angioplasty in a vein/artery in the neck as opposed to your heart... I'm not sure if that's the same thing or not but she saw immediate effects. She too couldn't get the surgery here in Canada.

Erin said...

Wow - 5:30 a.m.?? That is dedicated! Good luck with your goals, I cant wait to see the king sized quilt and your quilt along is gorgeous! :)

Linda said...

Oh these are great goals. And I like the quilt you are working. I wish I could get up at 5:30 and work out before work - but I would be too cranky at night. It's so nice that you spend a lot of time with your husband. 25 years - That's pretty good!!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What great goals you have this month - can't wait to follow along on your progress! KUDOS to you for exercising regularly!!!! And, I can't wait to hear those funny stories! Wishing you a great couple of months!

Karen said...

You have quite a list for July including doing the windows! Please send some of your energy my way!

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