Friday, September 01, 2023

Some September goals


Ah .... it's September!  Time to turn the calendar page!  Today is a gorgeous crisp sunny morning, and we began the month with a morning campfire at our little cottage.  Coffee and devotions by the fire in the morning; what could possibly be a better start to the day?  Here are a few goals for September:

* Keep up with Flylady's homemaking zones of the week
* Continue working through the "Make Room Challenge" from Make Room for What You Love
* Post in this blog as often as possible -- hopefully several times per week
* Continue planning for family birthday gifts and crafting any handmade ones
* Stay at our little camp as often as possible
* Volunteer at The Wilds of New England as we are needed
* Go out to lunch with my hubby
* Have friends over for lunch after church
* Join friends for dinner on Saturday evening
* Prepare food to share at above, plus food for Sunday's fellowship dinner
* Craft some homemade Christmas gifts and decorations (yes, even now!)
* Do some sewing projects ( a few more sachets to stave off musty odors) for the cottage
* Do a couple cleaning/painting projects at the cottage
* Sew 2 pillow quilts for youngest granddaughters
* Spend a little time on some UFO craft projects
* Continue decluttering the entire house, zone by zone
* Take a short getaway with my hubby
* With my hubby, set some goals for the rest of 2023
* Host a church missions team meeting at our cottage
* Have friends over for the day on Labor Day
* Continue stocking my Etsy shop and continue selling vintage items
* Finish up my trust responsibilities
* Write at least 4 encouraging notes to friends and family
* Help and encourage my local daughter as I'm able
* Plan meals with a greater emphasis on healthy eating
* Begin a focus on improving my gut health
* Get more serious about Scripture memory
* Prepare and teach a ladies' Sunday School class each week
* Take part in a ladies ministry beginning for our church ladies
* Attend a monthly ladies Bible study at a friend's home
* Attend a ladies retreat at The Wilds of New England with friends from church*
* Attend a one-day senior outing at TWNE*
* Attend a couples retreat at TWNE*
* Get back into our study of the book of Daniel with younger believers
* Continue to help a widowed friend with the challenges of life in general
* Drink enough water each day
* Walk and/or exercise at least 4 times each week

HEALTHY HABITS FOR SEPTEMBER:  Drink more water/get more sleep/get more exercise/intermittent fasting/limit carbs/work on gut health

All that should be more than enough to keep me out of trouble!  Of course, many of these goals are ongoing ones and will not be finished just because August has ended. 

(You can read about the fall retreats at The Wilds of New England here: Fall Retreats.)


  1. I am happy you are able to spend some time at your little cottage, and especially that you can enjoy the early autumn weather and light a fire!! It will be a while here before we can light a fire in our firepit, but I am looking forward to it and making s'mores! I hope you enjoy your September retreats, etc. Sounds like a busy month. September usually is busy after a slow summer. We start up our ladies' and men's Bible studies again, and also our choir practices begins again. It will be nice to get back in a routine and also to have more fellowship with our church family. Have a blessed September!

  2. You have a blessed September too, Pam! We are currently having a spate of unseasonably hot weather here, so it remains to be seen if we will want a campfire tomorrow morning, or not.


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