Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I AM IN The CGQC - NOW I WANT TO SET MY GOALS.....

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GOT MY EMAILS BACK FROM KELLY AND SHE SAID I AM IN THE CHARMING GIRLS' QUILT CLUB.  WOO! HOO!
Theme
This is the monthly theme for July and August - and the goals are due by tomorrow July 15th.....


Body, Mind, Spirit and Quilting are the areas I want to focus on:

Body
1.  Well, I am lugging around extra weight - going to find my pedometer, like Kelly, and get my 10,000 steps in three days a week.
2.  Every three weeks will have an at home Spa Day.  You know, the plucking, colouring, waxing, feet soaking, cuticle removing kind of day.
3.  Drink more water.
Mind
1.  Study about the Civil War and follow along with maps.
2.  Read journals and biographies of women and quilting from the Civil War period.
3.  Read other books for enjoyment i.e., just started Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. 
Spirit
1.  Read the scriptures daily and study a topic of personal interest in the scriptures, ponder.
2.  Date night or day with DH two times.
3.  Take time to relax outdoors in our yard, feel the grass and listen to the birds three times a week.  Be still in nature.
Quilting
1.  Finish one UFO before starting a new project.
2.  Keep project area tidy.
3.  Make/finish samples for the classes I teach next term.
4.  Overcome shyness about displaying my work.

Well, there they are -  I really tried to focus on what would make me feel more balanced in the next two months.  I am keeping things simple for my self-care.  I could have easily written a thesis on each area, for sure I would have overwhelmed myself and then where would I be....  
No Spa Days, that's for sure!

8 comments:

paulette said...

Good for you!! I almost joined but I find blogging to be all I can handle...maybe next year!! I love your goals..as I was reading them I kept saying 'Yup I could do that", "yup another good one!!" So I will be lurking in on you and 'the group'...watching what you are up to!! (Sounds weird doesn't it..!)
Take care!
Paulette

quiltmom said...

I like the way you laid out your thinking and plan Gran-
I will look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. You do do beautiful work you know!

I think you will enjoy Diana Gibaldon's books , I am trying to drink more water too- and eat more healthy.

I love your blog and your sense of fun- Thanks for being brave enough to share your plan.
Hugs,
Anna

Melody said...

Wow Gran! I love the way you laid out your goals! I think I may have to reevaluate my post. ;-)
Happy Stitches,
Melody

txag80 said...

You are inspirational in your goal setting.
Have you read Alice's Tulips by Sandra Dallas? If not, I will bring you my copy at Tea. Good luck!

Shelley said...

Great goals! Love your blogs new look! :)

dianne said...

Outlander was my favorite - Dragonfly in Amber is realllly good, too ... not that they aren't all good - but some of the books just don't have enough of Jamie in them (listening to them is great fun - the unabridged versions read by Davina Porter are my favorite books to stitch by - especially when she uses the Scottish burr or speaks in the Gaelic)

anywho - best wishes in meeting your goals!

Micki said...

I joined the club too and set my goals. I really love your goals..I know you can accomplish them all!
Micki

Linda said...

I too really like the way you laid out your goals. They seem so obtainable. We (my family) just finished reading Gone with the Wind. We felt it really told some and explained some interesting concepts about the Civil War and the aftermath of it. Good luck with your goals.