Monday, December 1, 2008

December's here!

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon
December is here before it's June
My goodness, how the time has flewn!
How did it get so late so soon?
---Dr. Suess
It's December. Hard to believe that the year is ending. November fairly flew. In fact, September, October, and November all fairly flew. When I talk like this, I feel old. So, instead, I'll talk about my November goals:
1) Daily working on projects: that's about a half success. The first half of November was on preparing for an exam, the rest diving into the project box...sort of. I mean, I definitely made some headway, but not nearly the sucess of the decluttering from last month.
2) Listen to all those inspirational CD's: another half success. I listened to half of them. Not bad. Not great, but a little inspirational. Successful enough to finish the rest of them in December.
3) Books: half successful. (seeing a pattern here?) I read 3 books from my bookshelf and HALF of Three Cups of Tea. Why can't I read more than a few pages at a time? I actually like this book? I just can't seem to get into it.
4) Training: I have mapped out the triathlon training plan and reopened the triathlon blog.
5) Bust on the Turkey Trot. Too cold.
6) Movies: check. times two.
7) New towels. Half successful.
8) Certification: check
9) Got used to the schedule. love love love it.
December Goals:
1) Every day this month: I will REALLY drink 8 glasses of water. (it may help to wean me off the diet coke, too)
2) I will read: three more books from the bookshelf.
3) I will buy: as few Xmas gifts as possible. Not so much a nod to the economy as a thought I have had kicking around in my head for a while. Going to go the handmade route this year, hence the project goals last month. I, of course, will get something nice for the kids and I am committed to going in for theater tickets for my parents. But for everyone else, the gift baskets.
4) I am going to finish the CD's this month.
5) I am going to go to: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I've wanted to do this for so long, and I have never made it there.


the gazelle said...

I'm with you in the gifts arena - only my little nieces get actual gifts - everyone else gets a basket of homemade wonderfulness (as I'm currently marketing it).

Heather said...

*sigh* Where did the year go??
Loved the picture and the Dr. Seuss and enjoyed seeing what goals you've accomplished.
My goal is to start making goals.