It’s hard to believe it is the last month of 2015! Where did the year go?! It seems like it should be September maybe, not December.
Before I jump into my December goals, let’s take a look back at November’s.
1. Read at least two books. Total fail! I didn’t account for Andy coming to Kentucky a week early (because he surprised me!) and I thought I would have more time to read than I did. It’s a good problem to have, though 🙂
2. Start a new series on Netflix. Andy and I started The Office and the HR Professional in me is cringing! We just finished Season 1 and are starting Season 2.
3. Write half a quarter of my church sermon notes in my journal. Another fail! I think I wrote one note down or something.
4. Pay $2300 extra on my credit card. Fail! I totally failed at this. I only put $2,000 towards my credit card, even though I had a raise and a bonus 🙁 I went shopping in Indy and spent way too much money on Christmas gifts. But, I did put more money on my credit card than I originally thought I would, so…
5. Pick out Brandi & Aaron and Brittany & Austin’s Christmas gifts. Done! I can say that I’m done Christmas shopping… well, except for buying Andy’s gift(s).
6. Stay caught up in my nightly journal + short devotional. I do great at reading this every morning! It takes like 2 minutes.
7. Start a new “longer” devotional. #Fail. Didn’t even try this one.
8. Glue the rhinestone back on my shirt. Fail, again. It’s a summery top, so I probably won’t be wearing it until the spring anyway.
9. Finish half of my college scrapbook. Yup, nope. Didn’t even try.
10. Enjoy the life that God has given me. It’s safe to say I’ve pretty well enjoyed most of November 🙂
I finished 4 of 10 goals. Miserable!
Now for my December goals. I’m going to actually try to set goals that I can accomplish.
1. Mail out my Christmas cards by December 15th. I have my cards picked out from last year (thanks to a great sale at LifeWay!) so all I need to do is make a list of cards to send out, address the envelopes and write the cards, and pick up stamps to mail them.
2. Pay $900 on my credit card. I have high hopes of paying this sucker off early, but I don’t want to say anything yet and jinx myself.
3. Go back on a cash-envelope budget. I have to be serious about paying off my credit card, and I’ve been mindlessly swiping my debit card (LifeWay, I’m looking at you!) so I’m going back to the good ole cash.
4. Go on a date with Andy to look at the Christmas lights. I love Christmas lights, and I’d actually like to go to see them three times– once at Santa Claus Land in Indiana and at Panther Creek and Legion Parks in Owensboro.
5. Read at least two books. Now that Andy has started work, things should be falling into a routine and I should have more time to read on my nights off during the week.
6. Watch season 2 of Young and Hungry. Brandi suggested I watch this series on Netflix and I love it! It stars Emily Osment (from Hannah Montana) and it’s about a 20-something starting out in her career as a personal chef. I watched all of season 1 on Sunday and I am addicted!
7. Watch all of the Star Wars movies. Andy and I plan to see the new (seventh) movie when it comes out on December 18th and I need to watch all of the other ones so I’m not (as) bored when we see the new one. I was actually the one who suggested this. The look in Andy’s eyes when I suggested watching them all… 🙂
8. Watch half of season 2 of The Office with Andy. Andy bought me a Roku for Christmas when we went Black Friday shopping, and I love it! I am able to watch so many more shows now in the time I used to spend surfing the Internet.
9. Write a quarter of my church sermon notes in my journal. Thanks to the Roku, I can write the notes and watch Netflix at the same time. Multitasking at its finest, my friends!
10. Enjoy the reason for the season. Through all of the hustle and bustle, I want to savor as much of this season as I can and celebrate Christ’s birth.