A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

5 For Five - Dec 8

So what is 5 For Five? In the short form, it is 5 goals I want to achieve this week. Next week, I will report on my success (or failure).

Here were the goals from last week:
1. Read those silly newspapers (to July 15)!  So not done.
2. Pre-write some blog posts. Yes, I did a few.
3. Get Secret Santa gifts Have 2 of 3 ready to go
4. Get my Jamberry stuff organized and "locked" away from little hands Done -  had to get organized for a vendor event anyway.
5. Celebrate Dan's birthday.  See here for an idea on how you can celebrate with us. Yes.

That was a reasonable week. So what are my goals for this week???

So here are my SMART goals for this week:
1. Get those newspapers read!  Not to make an excuse, but I used to read them on the bus.  Now that it is dark in the morning and at night on my commute, I have to put the reading light on and sometimes I get snarky looks because others are sleeping. 
2. Finish some of the blog posts I have in draft.
3. Pull together the flexible spending receipts.
4. Start decorating for Christmas.
5. Clean off my desk at work.

You are probably wondering what a SMART goal is.  It is a term I "borrowed" from Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine at Money Saving Mom.  SMART goals are: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound.  Since all these goals are really time-bound (1 week), I just have to get better at meeting the other criteria.

Ok, who is with me?  Let's keep each other on track to a better year!

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