I'm late getting September's goals posted, but hey, better late than never!!
Here they are ...
(Updates throughout the month will be added in red, so check back often to see how I'm doing.)
Take inventory of my winter medicinal pantry and make sure we have things on hand we would need for winter colds, flu’s, etc. The inspiration for this came from Jess The Pilgrim over on Instagram. Here are the things I've checked and or replenished thus far:
Cider Fire; Elderberry syrup; Tylenol; Ibuprofen; fermented garlic/ginger honey; essential oils; herbs
Listen to and take notes from this video on herb gardening by Homesteading Family. I’ve already listened to it once and afterwards decided that I needed to listen to it again and this time take notes. Done! I took a full page of notes and even listened to it a third time to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Along the same lines I listened and took notes on this video about Emergency Herbs, also by Homesteading Family. I found what I thought was valuable information in both videos.
Take part in Sew Your Stash by Whitney Sews. I need to work on reducing my stash and this will give me the motivation I need to do it! In the process! I decided to participate in the Fat Quarter Shop mini-Christmas quilt sew-a-long this year and am pulling from my stash for supplies. I labeled this 'in the process' as a new block is released each week so it's an ongoing stash buster that'll take me through the month of September. I plan to 'sew my stash' for the rest of the year at least, so stay tuned for more!
I completed block one and two of this mini-quilt along and decided to discontinue it. Why? I realized that working with such small pieces was just not my cup of tea. Block one wasn't bad, block two was enough to make me question my decision and when block three was released, I knew that I was done! I'll use the two blocks I have completed for something other than their intended purpose. Sometimes, you just have to know when to 'call it a day!'
I'll choose another 'sew your stash' project for October so stay tuned!
Increase my exercise time from 30 minutes 6 days a week to 1 hour 3 days a week and 30 minutes per day the other 3. The one hour of exercise can be broken up into different amounts of time at different times of the day. It just has to be done in the same day.
9/18/22: I met my goal for this week of 1 hour of exercise 3 days a week and 30 minutes per day the other three ... 2 more weeks to go, can I do it!!! Here's how I broke down the 1 hour of exercise on the days that I did that amount of time: 5 minutes of balance exercise, this is usually some time during the morning hours; 25 minutes of gentle jogging a loop from my kitchen island to my dining room table later in the day. Our house has an open floor plan so this is easy to do. Then at a different time in the day or evening I do/did 30 minutes of a Leslie Sanome, Walk Away the Pounds video. By breaking it up into smaller increments of time and listening to my body, I find it' something I can do.
9/25/22: I met my again this week ... 3 days of 1 hour of exercise each day! I have to say that I really like how my body feels afterwards.
9/30/22: Success! I got in 3 days of 1 hour of exercise this week! I did it! I met this goal, and it feels good!
Read one 'hold it in your hands' book
9/25/22: I'm about halfway through The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter. I've done so much research and deep reading lately, that I felt like I needed something light that I could just enjoy. This book is fitting the bill nicely, meaning that I'm really enjoying this light read!
Hmmm, prepping for Hurricane Ian played havoc with my free time the last week of the month so I didn't get to finish this book! Bummer ... I didn't even finish one book this month ... this will not do ... I have to be more intentional and that's what I plan to do for October!
Since I’m late getting September’s goal’s set, that’s all I’m going to attempt!
What about you, are you setting goals for September? How did you do with your August goals?
Until the next post,
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