Happy July! Actually my goal for July is to get to New Mexico, but since I have to wait until at least the 28th for the beginning of our journey, I thought I’d set some other goals and just try to accomplish things between then and now.
For whatever reason, with no preparation, I decided on Sunday morning to join the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
This is different from the Blogging A to Z Challenge in that there is no set theme. The key is simply to post every day (I do that as a rule, anyway) and to post to Twitter and Facebook. I’m pretty sure I can handle it. Part of the intention is also to create more traffic on the blogs. One of the best things I learned from the A to Z is that there are SO many blogs out there that I never would have found without the challenge. I’m hoping that will be the case this time. If you’re interested in the Challenge, just click on the badge above and join in!
Another pop goal I set for myself is walking ! I actually have been thinking of this since Thursday or Friday and decided I would start Sunday morning. I didn’t disappoint myself.
Up and out the door by 6:45am!! I walked for 30 minutes and what I would calculate as almost 2 miles. I had the route measured out quite a few years ago when I used to walk a lot. I need to add one more block to get all the way to 2 miles, but I think the distance I went was great for my first time out. It wasn’t even too hot that early. Proud of myself! I also finally got a battery for my pedometer and I will be trying to get my 10,000 steps in a day.
In order to get it out of my system for the rest of the week, we decided to go out for ice cream. Again, I’m proud, I only had a small dish.
Black raspberry, my new favorite! And guess who’s here for a visit?
Little Michael with his brand new summer hair cut and Grummy (my sister, Ele looking lovely in turquoise!)
Ralph, little Michael and Ele. We had a good time!
Knowing that our trip is coming up at the end of the month, I have some other goals I’d like to take care of.
1. Go through clothes that I have in the laundry room in boxes. Separate to have the clothes I need for the trip and to start a collection of the things I plan to add to my yard sale items.
2. Go through the huge collection of paperwork in and around my desk. Shred what needs to be shredded, get bills lined up to be paid before and during the time we’re away.
3. Start making lists for the trip so that nothing is forgotten. I usually make a master list and I rarely forget anything. Now if I could just get Ralph to subscribe to this practice!
I think those are enough goals for now. I’m sure as the weeks go on, I’ll have more to add. I think I’m going to start making lists of what I accomplish during the day. I feel sometimes that I haven’t done anything, then I realize I have done quite a bit. If I make a list, I won’t have to think so hard.
So Here’s July! Hope we can all survive it. The Ultimate Blog Challenge? Yes…I can do this!!!