October Goals – September Update 2020

Here’s how my September Goals went….

To plant oregano, parsley and cilantro in the pots that have dead plants in them #RIP

GOAL MET: I planted parsley and cilantro. I couldn’t find oregano seeds for some reason. BUT, in place of the oregano, I planted a salsa mix which contained, tomatoes, jalepeno peppers and green peppers. Making your own salsa is soooooooo much better than store bought. If you are starting off with a garden, I recommend planting veggies for salsa before anything else. As you can see, the salsa mix have yet to grow but hopefully there will be more progress when I do my October update.

To get more Vitamin D via sun

GOAL NOT MET: It’s just been two fricking hot for me to go out in this humidity. But by the looks of it, the first week in October should be niiiiiiice! Guarantee I’ll be soaking in some sun in October!

Get back to Yoga

GOAL NOT MET: Although I barely did any yoga this month, I did get some cardio in. I have been walking at least 1.5 miles to 3 miles, doing 20 crunches, 20 arm and shoulder exercises and 20 leg squats each day. I’m starting to see a difference in my body already and feel really good.

OCTOBER GOALS

Publish one post on my blog a week

I am soooo inconsistent with this blog! So my goal is, one post, once a week. It’s not like I don’t have stuff to say because there’s always weird crap going on in my head that I feel comfortable sharing, I’m just lazy. There I said it!

To clean my car!

Guys, the inside of my car is a total mess and it needs help. I just put 4 brand new tires on it and got it serviced. It’s got about 91,000 miles on it and drives like a champ, so it’s time for it to get a nice detailing.

Exercise

To continue with my exercise routine that I have now and maybe bump up the yoga.

You can follow me at Hurricane_Stacy on Instagram to follow my progress during the month.

~Stacy

September 2020 GOALS!

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I’ve noticed over the years that I’m always a better, more efficient person when I write my goals down.  When I see them in black and white, it feels like it’s not just in my head, but something I have to prove to myself that I can do. Sometimes I reach the goals, sometimes I don’t but the important thing is that I write them down and try my very best to achieve them.

Each month I am going to post my goals for that month on this blog starting today! Okay, let’s get to the goals!

GOALS

To plant oregano, parsley and cilantro in the pots that have dead plants in them #RIP

It’s been sooooo hot in Florida that every time I go outside my face feels like it’s going to melt off so I have had no desire to be outside at all. My sinuses can’t take extreme humidity so I pretty much hibernate during the summer months and come out of hiding in September (ish).

The plants that have been in these pots have seen better days even though they’ve been watered regularly by the loads of rain that we have had this summer plus them being watered by hand. This month I’m tearing whatever is left of the plants and planting oregano, parsley and cilantro. I’ve grown herbs before and they do very well, it’s just hard to keep with them in the summer so this will be a September project.

To get more Vitamin D via sun

So as I mentioned above, me and humidity do not get along, but I do enjoy sun on my face and not being so pale! My goal is to get out in the sun at least 2 times a week for at least a half an hour. Vitamin D supplements are great for people and especially women, but, there’s nothing like straight up Vitamin D from the sun. As September rolls through, it will start to cool down just a little where it’s bearable, not to mention, fresh air!  Summers in Florida are constant AC. There’s no break! There’s no let’s open the windows to air out the house. Nope, AC 24/7. I am soooo looking forward to opening the windows soon!

Get back to Yoga

Damnit! I LOVE Yoga! I used to go to classes once a week. Absolutely LOVED it. Then my instructor cut down on her classes and mine was one that got cut. I think that may be 4 years ago? Something like that but since then I’ve probably done 8 downward facing dogs and 10 warrior poses in those 4 years! Pathetic. My goal in September is to put time aside to get back on the Yoga train. I am such a routine person that I KNOW once I get on the routine, it will be something that I do all the time. It’s just getting off my ass and doing it!

And that’s all ! I’m starting small so they will be attainable. If I can’t do this, I might as well hang it up!

You can follow me at Hurricane_Stacy on Instagram to follow my progress.

What are your September goals?

Stacy

Free Stuff & Update

The other day I received a free coupon for Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice in the mail. If you read my post Free Sample and Money Update I sent away for free samples to test & review different products (which I haven’t done yet, UGH! We have been so busy with DIY projects and decluttering our life these days. I promise my review will be coming soon!). I know, excuses, excuses but I really hate when life gets in the way of what I really want to do which is write more on this blog and finish my first book and get it published!

I am pretty excited for the year to come as it will be bringing many new projects that I would like to dabble in along with a few concerts and trips.

I had been working on another blog of mine that was going to be strictly used for my freebies, debt free journey, saving money and all things frugal but I have come to realize that maintaining ONE blog for me has been a challenge already and to take on another one seems like it would be impossible. Not to mention, I have a group of followers on this blog and would hate to confuse you all with my constant changes. Another thing is that maybe I don’t need to spread all of my interests in different places like a crazy ass squirrel! Maybe I need to walk straight instead of turning my head at every little distraction that may peak my interest. I’ve tried to find a niche for my blog for a long time now and the truth is I have too many interests, thoughts and ideas that I want to share with all of you. I don’t want to keep it just about saving money or trips or concerts. I want to post what I want and when I want without having to second guess if it is on “topic” for my blog or not. Some may call this a personal or lifestyle blog and maybe it is and maybe that’s what it’s going to be from now on.

I hope you tag along with a blog that may be all over the place but hopefully entertaining!

Till next time, I’ll see ya soon!

~Stacy

2019 Goals

Reflecting back on 2018

One of my quotes from 2017 was:

“I feel like 2017 was a learning process and this year (2018) will be where I put plans into actions”

One of the biggest plans I put into motion in 2018 was getting a new job. I won’t go into the details on why I left my old job but it was time for something else. I’ve been at my new job for 4 months now and it was the best decision I ever made!

Another plan I put into motion was carrying a notebook in my purse to write down ideas that came to my head. That notebook has really helped me through the year. Ideas that I thought were bad at the time didn’t seem so bad when I would read it back at a later date and vice versa.

I also dabbled in filming some YouTube videos to see if I like being on camera and the jury is still out on that one. If I do anymore videos in the future they will be different than I’ve done before and better quality.

I have a list of goals I had for 2018 below and here is how I did.

More writing – PASS – My Graves’ Disease book is still a work in progress but I wrote more this year for it and other ideas for books.

Less TV – FAIL – In fact I may have watched MORE TV in 2018 than 2017. Insert my Friends marathons. I know, I have problems!

More reading – FAIL – I planned to read more books but it didn’t really materialize.

Less game playing – PASS – I deleted Candy Crush and a few other games off of my phone and iPad.

More meditation – PASS – I’ve been waking up most mornings and doing deep breathing exercises and at night before bed also.

More exercise – PASS – I lost a few pounds from walking on my breaks at work but my weight fluctuates because of my stupid thyroid so I can lose it and gain it back pretty fast if I do not stick to it.

More taking care of myself – PASS – I am who I am!

Less worrying about things that I cannot control – PASS – I’m always going to worry about things I can’t control BUT I think I did better this year than previous years so I gave myself a PASS.

As for 2019, I’ve compiled a list below of goals for this year.

FINANCIALLY

1. Pay off our cars

2. Cut the cable

3. Save approximately 5% or more of our income for savings

PHYSICALLY

1. Muscle stretches before bed and when I wake up

2. Walk 1/2 mile to a mile a day

3. GET BACK TO DOING YOGA

MENTALLY

1. Write more – This is a given

2. Read more – I subscribed to Entrepreneur and Rachael Ray magazine again (I used to subscribe many moons ago) and I got a discount from my job. I subscribed to Entrepreneur for $2.00 for the year and Rachael Ray free for the year! Reading books and magazines on my phone or iPad has just kept me staring at a screen that I want to get away from. I’m definitely going old school with my magazines this year and maybe my books!

3. Less time scrolling through social media – I waste way too much time on this and have been for a while now.

NATURALLY

1. Make my own skin care products – Save money and less chemicals

2. Bake our own bread – Same reason

3. Continue to grow fresh vegetables and herbs – Right now my herbs are ready to be cut and dried out and the cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day are growing nicely!

Well, there you have it! New goals for a new year approaching us and a look back to last year.

I hope that everyone has a great new year!

Till next time…I’ll see ya soon!

~ Stacy

Five December Goals

Five December Goals

Here are 5 goals that I want to reach for December.

1. Stick To My Christmas Budget

Okay, I don’t REALLY have an actual “budget” for Christmas gifts but I’m going to think outside the box for some of my gifts this year.  For example, gift bags filled with little items such as candy, chapstick, candles and special gifts that that particular person may use.

One of my favorite bags is the Littles Carry All by Thirty One.  You can fill it up with all kinds of goodies and the bag can be used for many things such as a tissue holder or an organizer for your remote controls to name a few.

2. Walk 2 Miles A Day

I found this cool app called Pacer.  You can keep track of your steps and you can do daily stretches and challenges with your friends.  I know that there are a lot of other apps out there that do the same thing but I like this one and I like that it has daily stretch videos.  If you want more features I think it’s $3.00 a month and you can have coaching and guidance to reach your goals.  My walking has been around a mile a day since I’ve started and KNOW I can do better.

3. Get Back To Yoga

I used to do yoga once a week with an instructor but she is no longer teaching yoga on Saturdays and hasn’t been for over a year.  I’ve done beach yoga a few times but honestly it is way too hot in Florida for me to do yoga on the beach.  I’m very sensitive to heat (mostly humidity) and sometimes feel like I cannot breathe if I’m accelerating myself too much in the heat.  When wintertime comes in Florida the weather is usually perfect for me but still prefer being inside while doing yoga.

So…..I’m going to get back to yoga and do it in the privacy of my own home.  We have decluttered our spare bedroom which has given me room to start back up!

4.  Continue To Declutter The House

We’ve been doing a good job with going through crap that we do not need or want anymore.  It’s been therapeutic to be honest.  In December, I want to declutter to the point where our tiny house looks bigger than a mansion!  Okay, maybe that’s a little far fetched, but we can sure as hell make it feel like it!

5. Pay Half Of Our Cabinet Bill Off

We spent $3200 (with shipping) for our new Malibu White Shaker Cabinets from Cabinets To Go and they will be delivered this Friday.  We still need to purchase the countertops but I would like to pay at least half of what we purchased the cabinets for to pay for our countertops.  Hubby and I will be demolishing and installing our new kitchen ourselves,  May the force be with us!

So there you have it.  My December goals.  I’m going to try everything in my power to achieve them all.  Follow me on Instagram for updates on our progress.

What are your December goals?

Till next time..I’ll see ya soon!

~Stacy