Sunday, September 30, 2018

October Goals 2018

Monthly goals are hit or miss for me.  I have good intentions at the beginning of the month then things sometimes go south.  My last Monthly goal post was in April! How's that for consistency? 

Oh well, I still want to keep trying to do better and keep things on track. 

  • Keep dining out to $150 
  • Keep grocery shopping under $600  Fingers crossed! 
  • Come up with one way to reduce what we need/spend on an ongoing basis 
  • Come up with a side hustle, maybe look at eBay again? Eh, maybe not. 
  • Continue to seek part-time employment  Accomplished in August.  Working full time in a local school. 
  • Rebuild  short-term savings account to $1000


  • Weekly dinner with grandkids, daughter, and son in law 
  • Have two date nights with my mister 
  • Visit the oldest son, and take him lasagne 
  • Chat middle son weekly 
  • Participate/assist with getting grandkids to weekly activities. 


  • Walk at least 45 continuous minutes a day.  Get in 10,000 daily steps total.   It is still in the 90's, hoping Fall will bring cooler weather.       
  • Lose 8 pounds  
  • Strength training at gym 2-3 times a week 

  • Continue to seek part-time employment   Accomplished in August.  Working full time in a local school. 

  • Make two new recipes 
  • Spend time with a friend (time to use that Disney Pass)
  • Take depression glass to a consignment shop
  • Continue to research paternal side of the family 
  • Daily reading of Jesus Calling and bible study 
  • Find a hobby that explores the creative side but does not break the bank :-)
  • Read at least one new book a month. 

Time to get busy with these goals.

 I straight up " borrowed" this format from The Hawaii Plan.


  1. Those sound like worthy goals. You have more energy than I.

    1. Thanks, Linda. I am easily distracted when it comes to goals, but I still want to try!

  2. I have decided to take a break from the goal thing, with the stated exception of tracking my time and money in my journal in October as I am able.

    1. Hi Barbara, That sounds like a perfect plan!