November Goals

1 November 2013

Whew!! October sure ended with a bang — just this week we hosted two friends overnight, had two more friends over for dinner, attended small group, had five more friends over for pumpkin carving and soup, and then participated in what was basically a neighborhood block party last night for Halloween. We had 109 trick or treaters!!

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I am excited for November — we have much to be grateful for, not the least of which is my all-time favorite meal at the end of the month :)

How did I do on my October goals? Let’s see…

Refinish dining room table. So. I did not complete this goal. However, I did make progress! We decided to buy a hand sander instead of rent one. I thought they’d have the one we wanted at our local store, but since we had to order it online, I missed the day I had set aside to work on this project. The sander is now in my possession, and I’m planning to tackle this to do this weekend!
Volunteer at our church’s ham biscuit booth at the State Fair. Check! So fun.
Deck out our mantel and front steps with fall goodness. Check! It’s hard to keep mums alive.
Photograph and post about how + why I use my planner. Let’s call this one tabled. And hold me to it — I’m planning a series of three posts for the week of November 11th.
Finalize and print our household maintenance tracker. Check! This will be covered in the planner posts, too.

On to November!

— Refinish dining room table :)
— Prepare for Christmas — specifically our cards and our gift giving. More about both of these topics soon.
— Organize our miscellaneous paperwork (it’s kind of been a mess since our move)
— Plan a Thanksgiving celebration a deux — John and I will be on our own for the first time!

I would love to hear what you all have planned for this month!

8 Responses to “November Goals”

  1. Hopefully furnish a bit of our home in Canada. It’s in dire need to be completed. Also I hope to either plan a thanksgiving dinner or at least start making preparations of an early Christmas dinner( like 2nd week of December).

  2. I’m doing Nancy Ray’s Contentment Challenge with a friend and I’m pumped! This challenge is also guiding me in being more aware of our finances and actually having a written budget…..eek! I’ve been so bad about it since our little one arrived this summer. I love that you have opened your home to your friends so much. I really need to be better about that.

  3. Great goals! I love November, my goals are posted on the blog at sincerelyginger.com. Go, Em!!

  4. Wanda

    Mums are hard to keep alive! I am glad it wasn’t just me!

  5. 109 trick-or-treaters! Oh, my – that sounds like so much fun!

  6. I love that you counted your trick-or-treaters! Can’t wait to hear all about y’alls November as it unfolds! :)

  7. Rob

    So glad the little gremlins came!

  8. Em

    @Elizabeth You can do it!! I guarantee the peace you’ll feel about facing your budget is way better than the nervousness you have right now anticipating it!