July 1, 2014

Halfway

Can you believe 2014 is half over?

Since I am obsessed with lists and like to keep track of everything, I thought I would take a look back at my 2014 goals again and see what I have accomplished.  I did a post like this in February - (How Are Those New Year's Resolutions Coming Along?) and at that point I had accomplished a handful of things.

Here is my original list - 2014 Goals.

And here is where I am at this point:

Kitchen - umm...still adding pins to My Kitchen Board - Pinterest.  And actually, we have met with one kitchen designer and one architect...but now we are stalling...

The Kid's Bathroom, Laundry Room and Office - nothing new in there...

Getting Rid of Stuff - Actually, I could practically win an award for this one!  I have donated, thrown out, cleaned up SO many things.  I am not finished yet but definitely rolling along!

Blogging - Still using Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.  I am still learning things all the time and even wrote a Blogging Tip post recently...(It's like I really know what I am talking about!)  I will also be reviewing a product in the next week!

Exercise - Believe it or not, I have been slowly accomplishing this goal thanks to my darling doggie.  Rosie had a check up recently and the vet told me she was 70 pounds but should be 63-65 pounds.  Well, besides cutting back on treats, I have been walking her EVERY day.  We have an invisible fence so I hadn't been in a regular routine with walking because I figured she runs around the yard all the time.  Apparently that exercise was not enough so every morning we walk around the neighborhood.  We only do about a mile but sometimes in the evenings we walk an additional mile.  I know that's no big deal to all you regular exercisers out there but I had really slacked off for awhile!  But I am back on track!  In addition to the walking, I have been bike riding with the kids on a regular basis.  And if you count the one ski trip I took back in March...I am an exercising machine! - LOL!


Speaking of trips, one of my goals was (and always is) travel!  We managed to fit in a few trips over the last couple of months!  In March we went skiing in Killington Vermont. - Vermont Ski Weekend.  In April we took a family trip to Baltimore -  Family Trip Baltimore Inner Harbor, over Memorial Day Weekend we spent some time at the Jersey Shore - Recent Happenings and just last weekend the kids and I spent time at my sister's rental house in Long Beach Island, NJ.  (I guess I should post about that one of these days!)  Here's a preview of some water sliding fun...


Family Time - With all the trips, outdoor activities and pool time, the family bonding time is going strong.

I love summer....

Have you taken a look back at any of your goals for 2014?

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7 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I would say you are an exercising machine too. Good for you . You've done pretty good with your goals, and all the trips are fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  2. That's the beauty of having a dog - who needs the gym?! It is amazing how fast 2014 has gone; we'll be making that turn toward Christmas before you know it. But, I think I will try to slow it down a bit this month if possible. Jane

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  3. Keep up the great work, Shelley! Keep on, keeping on!

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  4. I don't even remember what my goals were. Seriously! Glad you are doing well on yours. If you're ever in B'more again, let's do lunch.

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  5. It looks like you've accomplished so much already Shelley! Keep it up!

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  6. Hi Shelley! Thank you so much for stopping by and always being so supportive. I had to stop by and see how your summer was going and I really like this post. The idea of slowing down and taking stock of your goals. I can't wait to see what you do with your kitchen, I'm so impatient to get into my next house and start making changes. And Rosie looks SOOOO sweet. I love her face, we're such dog people in our house, although our 'baby' is a German Shepherd. I bet you have some fun plans for the 4th of july with the boys. I miss those days when my boys got all bug-eyed with excitement about fireworks. My youngest will be gone, on his way to be a camp counselor again and my eldest is in Tahoe for the 4th with his college buddies (giving me more gray hairs that need to be colored)
    happy 4th!!
    xo
    Leslie

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  7. Thanks for the beautiful kitchen photos. They are inspiring! DH and I are in the planning stages of redoing our galley kitchen and all those questions of color choice, cabinet style, etc. are boggling our minds.
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