Monday, June 3, 2013

June Goals

I can't believe we're already here, but it's time to set some goals for June! It's going to be a crazy month. . . M's birthday, Father's Day, we're taking the kids to the beach as soon as school is out, my parents are taking the boys to Disneyland, and we're off to Las Vegas. I can't describe how excited I am to have (just over) a week off of work. I really need it, & love having a vacation with M on the books to look forward to. It's so rare for us to get time alone together - so a four day vacation is a huge treat!

Here are my goals for the month:

1) Pay cash for our vacations & take nothing out of our regular savings (I have a special vacation savings) to cover.
2) Stay within our grocery budget of $500.
3) Research 10 job options, including 2 networking contacts.
4) Update LinkedIn profile.
5) Make all reservations for girls trip in July (my sister's 40th birthday trip).
6) Read 4 books. Reading helps me relax, which I know I need more of. ;-)
7) Fitness goals:
  • 1000 minutes
  • 15 strength workouts
  • 10 stretching workouts
8) Add $500 to our savings account.
9) Earn $500 for my girls trip. This is a huge stretch goal, as I've already made close to $2500 on eBay, and have limits on selling multiples of my higher ticket items at one time.
10) Come up with something for a family that is really struggling. One of my son's friends mother is losing her battle with cancer, and they have brought in hospice. She has twin seven year olds, and a ten year old. My heart is breaking & I want to help, but also don't want to burden or inconvenience them. :-(
11) Turn the following freezer items into "something" :-):
  • Ham
  • Carrot puree

I think that's more than enough. How about you? What's on your agenda this month?

While I'm at it, I'm trying to plan a fun & easy menu for the week, as M leaves for his cousin's 50th birthday party, & I'm handling a sleepover (solo) on Saturday. Here's what I think we're doing:

  • Monday - leftover hamburgers & corn
  • Tuesday - Fiesta chicken casserole (freezer)
  • Wednesday - Spaghetti & meatballs
  • Thursday - M is out of town, we'll be having leftovers.
  • Friday - M is out of town. We may have friends over, in which case I'll make something easy & vegetarian
  • Saturday - M is still out of town, & it's sleepover night. Homemade pizza & homemade ice cream! :-)
  • Sunday - If the weather is good, we'll throw something on the barbecue. If not, something from the freezer, since I'll have been on my own with the kiddos all weekend by myself.
Any yummy menu items this week? Recipes to share?


  1. Disneyland for the kids and vegas disneyland for the grownups!! Very exciting.

  2. Great list of goals! I'd like to keep my slush savings up where it is, but it's going to take a big hit this month, so we'll see how that ends up. Menu plan, no idea, but need to figure it out as our budget is almost to nil for the rest of the week!

  3. It sounds like you have a busy and fun month planned. I don't know what to tell you to do for your son's friend's mom. That is so sad. Maybe you can cook for them. You seem to be very good at that.