I can’t believe we are at the end of the year. It seems time continues to fly! I’m happy to report that most of my goals were accomplished for the month of November. Let’s check out my progress first and then it’s on to December goals!
1) Finish purchasing gifts for GA Christmas.
We celebrated Christmas with our GA family over the long Thanksgiving weekend. All presents were accounted for! 😉
2) Get Christmas pics done.
We also took care of this over the Thanksgiving break.
3) Get Cards ordered and sent out by the first week of December.
My plan was to get these pics done and have cards ordered. (I’m writing this on November 22.) So I know the pics will be done, but I’m not sure what we have worked out for the cards yet.
Half Credit! 😉
4) Plan Thanksgiving menu.
I decided to have a White Lazy Day Lasagna on Thanksgiving Eve. 😉 D and I had a baking day earlier that day and made apple pie, pumpkin pie, and gingerbread cookies. Yum!
5) Develop and implement self care plans.
I don’t always stick to everything on the list, but I’m using it as a guide and learning to take better care of myself. 🙂
1) I’m hoping to finish my Christmas shopping by December 11. (The sooner the better!)
I truly want to just enjoy the holiday season and be able to remember what the true meaning is behind it.
I started a tradition back in 2015 of choosing a fun Christmasy read for December. I like to find a warm fuzzy cheesy read or a lovely Christmas mystery. I’m looking forward to diving into this book. <3
3) Complete and Share Christmas Countdown list!
You can follow our journey on Instagram!
Day 1 Make cards for Grandparents.
Day 2 Gather food to donate to Food Bank at Church.
Day 3 Put $$ in Salvation Army Bucket.
Day 4 Free hugs!
Dec 5 Make Christmas Centerpiece(s). (I’m not sure we will do this exact thing, but great link for inspiration.)
Dec 6 Learn about St. Nicholas
Dec 7 Make colored ice sculptures.
Dec 8 Make gifts for church friends.
Dec 9 Donate meals to No Kid Hungry.
Dec 10 Gather and donate books to the library.
Dec 11 Gather clothes for donation to those in need.
Dec 12 Buy socks, beanies, mittens for the homeless.
Dec 13 Make blessing bags for the homeless.
Dec 14 Buy new coloring books and crayons for doctor’s waiting room area.
Dec 15 Make gingerbread house.
Dec 16 Make salt dough ornaments.
Dec 17 Pick up litter in neighborhood.
Dec 18 Leave $1 bills in Dollar Tree toy section.
Dec 19 Make cookies for neighbors and mailmen.
Dec 20 Make bags for people who work on Christmas.
Dec 21 Go see Christmas lights.
Dec 22 Have a dinner picnic next to the Christmas tree.
Dec 23 Gather and donate toys.
Dec 24 Let’s shop for homeless puppies and kitties.
*Bonus* Bake cookies and read Twas the Night Before Christmas.
4) Plan Christmas menu and items to bring to VA Christmas.
I’m super excited about Christmas food planning. I’m a total foodie, so I enjoy watching the Food Network and scrolling Pinterest for great recipes. This will be fun! 🙂
So what are you working on this month? How does the holidays effect your goal setting? Don’t forget to grab a button (optional) and link up below!