Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Best and Goals Revisited

Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple(What I Wore Sunday) and Plane Pretty.
Dress:  Francesca's Collection- $44  Shoes:  Target-$25
Finding out I am coordinating with my niece:  Priceless
*Update: and here we are!

Time to revisit my goals.
Goal #1:  My closet.  It is still in pretty good shape, I have kept up on the ironing and washing, but I have a couple baskets to fold and put away today.  I also need to put my shoes back in neatly.  
Goal #2:  Be on time.  Ummmmm, no.  But I have been on time to work and Sol has been on time to school and we all have been on time to church for almost every Sunday.  I did lapse last week and came in football holding Wilson with diaper bag dangling and 2 sons dragging right behind.  I disdain Sundays without the husband- still, no excuse.  
Goal #3:  Organize the boys' desk.  After a little time shopping around, I decided I wanted something custom.  My brother-in-law dropped off this little beauty.  It needs finished or painted.  I think I will do 
chevron in dark teal and maybe highlight in light gray?  Masculine without being ugly?  

Goal #4:  Less time online.  Yes, then no, but now yes!  
This week, I set concrete limits and am sticking to them.  
They are:  
Check email 5 times a day, no more.  (It beats my 19 times a day from before!)
No Facebook, articles, or blogs until after the boys are in bed- my surfing past bedtime cannot exceed 1 hour.  
I can get online with a specific purpose (eg: find a recipe, look up directions, send an email. . .) but not to surf.  
I can get online to watch a show on Hulu, IF it does not inhibit my productivity- so, I have to save it for laundry time.  
I also allowed myself a little dispensation to post today (with no real reason, I just really wanted to).  
I will go back to my regular schedule once posted.  So, yes, because I have really stuck with this this week and I have done several things around here that needed done thanks to purpose-driven internet only.  Most nights, I didn't even use my hour at the end of the day- I just did other things or went to bed earlier.

Goal #5:  Run 5 times a week or more.  I'm not designating an amount of time or distance, I'm just making myself get out and get active.  I ran yesterday and determined 2 things:  I am out of shape.  I need to stretch more to keep my ankle from cramping.  

I am NOT a runner but need to do something along the lines of fitness.  I want to run in a 5K at my church next month, which is pretty ambitious considering I get a little winded jogging about 200 meters down the street.  I hope to go today after the sun sets.  It is blazing hot out there now!


  1. Love your dress, and what a perfect organizer that your brother-in-law made!!

  2. Love your dress! So simple yet regal :)

    Visiting from the linkup. Would you fancy following each other on GFC or other social networks? I'd love to keep up with your posts. Just let me know if you're interested.

    1. Sure, I love to see fashion blog looks!

  3. You look beautiful and confident!

    I love your Internet goals, and I really should implement the same. Really, really. I've been better this week for whatever reason, but I think I need to write some down and start!

    1. Thank you! I need to get off the interwebs now! I think my hour is up! I love your blog- so fun to see you on camppatton a few weeks back!

  4. Hello from Australia, where r u? US?
    I stumbled upon your blog and it looks like we have loads in common. I am a wife, mum to 3 boys and 1 girl, catholic, artist.....and I don't have a great camera either, but i still post photos!
    I also need to organise the boys room and definitely limit my time online!
    Nice to meet you here
    Liv xo

    1. Love your blog! Thanks for popping over and commenting!