Thursday, January 13, 2011

Something other than the kiddos: Monthly goals!

I recently realized that though this blog is about the adventures of Jeff, Kathy, Jonas and Penny, my posts have mostly been about Jonas and Penny (they photograph much better than Jeff and me.) And though I know that people LOVE hearing about Jonas and Penny and seeing their beautiful faces on this space, I thought that this year, 2011, would be a good year for me to start sharing some of my "adventures" as well.

In an effort to prioritize projects and all the things that can keep me endlessly busy, I've decided to start monthly "goals" to help me focus on specific things I can accomplish, rather than having a ridiculously long list of projects I'd LIKE to accomplish. Does that make sense? Basically, I'm really scatterbrained and that's not good when you have a 2.5 year-old and 4 month-old who need their mommy to be more focused and attentive.

A little late, but here are my January goals:
  • drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
  • share 1 "freezer meal" with friends at random/need
  • make Jonas and Penny each a toy or doll
  • try (and blog?) at least one new recipe a week
Nothing too ambitious, but just enough to help me avoid taking on too much, especially after the busy/stressful holiday season we've had. And I thought about adding some more "spiritual" goals (reading the bible every day, praying for specific things, etc.) but I realized that those are constant and wouldn't really change each month, and are less likely to be the kinds of goals that I find my mind wandering to when I'm preparing lunch for Jonas or trying to fall asleep in the afternoon for a nap.

So far, so good. I've been drinking lots of water starting yesterday (ha!) and this week my new recipe is Indian Butter Chicken.


Rebekah said...

Love this. But I'm going to very kindly disagree about your being scatterbrained. (I'm talking about normally ... when you have a newborn in the house doesn't count, ha ha!) You are one of the most focused, organized, goal-accomplishing women I know! In short, I want to be like you when I grow up.

Bethany Thompson said...

Are you doing Pioneer Woman's Butter Chicken? One of my favorite recipes of all time.
You're awesome Kathy, and you're an inspiration to me - a sometimes goal-less person.

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Kathy Locke said...

Thanks for the encouragement ladies!

Bethany, of course it's PW's recipe! :) Excited to try it. I think I'm making it Saturday night-- you guys should come over and eat it with us!

Brinton&Sunny said...

wow you want to make dolls/toys for your kiddos?? that's awesome!
what's the butter chicken recipe you gals are talking about??? ive searched and searched the pw's website and can't find it!!