Monday, June 4, 2012

Happy June!

Can you believe it's June???  I can't.  I'm going to be honest, June is making it hard for me to be at work.  It seems like there are lots of people on vacation, at the lake, hanging out by the pool.  The little green monster is starting to creep up on me!!  But, I'm trying to beat him down and get some work done.

I have a few goals for this month.  Yesterday, I turned over my job as secretary/treasurer of the cemetery association to someone else.  Woo-hoo :-)  For the first time since I graduated from college 8 years ago, I have no extra job, no non-profit books to keep, no nothing.  It's so weird, and so freeing.  I almost want to pick up and move to some new place, but I don't think I will.

I want to take this refreshed feeling and put it to good use.  I want to work on having a cleaner house.  It's just not a natural thing for me, I just really don't care, but when it is straight and clean, I do think I enjoy it more.  It's nice to not be stepping over piles of clothes.  So that's the first order of business.  Next, I want to file my papers and get my office organized.  I have a nice big file cabinet I bought at an auction, time to use it!  Then, I want to get my car clean.  It is a wreck, like embarassing when someone walks by, takes a few minutes to clear out a spot for someone else to sit kind of wreck.  I just want to get organized, and that is just not my strong suit!  Those are the un-fun goals.

Next, the more fun goals.  I want to watch less TV.  Somehow this year, for the first time in a while, I had a show most every night that I watched or DVR'd. While that's just 1 hour of TV, there are several nights that I don't get home until late and I go straight to bed, so that meant the nights I did make it home, I would spend 2 or 3 hours catching up on shows.  That's too much TV, not enough productivity, so instead of all that, I want to work on my golf swing.  I've been to the driving range a couple of times lately, and I've really enjoyed it, it's oddly relaxing.  I want to work on my speed.  I enjoy running, but I'm slow!  And sometimes I don't feel like I'm challenging myself like I should.  I've challenged my distance, but not the speed, so I want to do a little speed work.  I've found a track, and I actually enjoy running on it.  I'm also trying to use this time to get a little more used to running by myself.  Most all my runs are in a group with at least one other person, a lot of times more.  I LOVE that.  I LOVe my running friends.  The problem is, I don't love races, and I think that's the main reason.  I get bored running by myself, time seems to inch by as do the miles, so this is a good opportunity to train myself on how to do some solo running.

I also want to challenge myself spiritually.  I feel like I've been a flunky on that lately.  My running partner is working on memorizing Psalm 119.  A friend's mom is working on memorizing James.  Our share group leader last night was challenging us to share and give generously in all things.  I thought he asked an interesting question, "Have you shared a Bible verse with anyone lately?"  How comforting can our favorite verses be, yet we don't share them freely and often.  All this to say, other than getting back to better Bible study, I'm not sure yet exactly what I want to do here, but I know I want to do something. 

So that's the plan for June... PRODUCTIVITY!!  And the beach, oh the beach, bring on the beach :-)

Any fun June plans for you?


Susan said...

Okay I'll admit that my house is typically a disaster since the baby boy came along. You know... the kind where FEMA brings in trailors for people to live in.

But when I do have time, I'm an organizing junkie. Yes, the section of Walmart with all the plastic bins and totes is like crack for me.

My big problem is that I tend to think that if I don't have 2-3 hours to work on cleaning and organizing that it's not worth doing. Well that is just plain wrong. One of my new favorite blogs is OMF.

This lady inspires me to do just a little something every day which scratches my itch to organize stuff.

I thought this might be helpful and maybe get you just a little excited about the organizing chore especially when you see how beautiful it can look.

Anna Catherine said...

Thanks, Susan! I'll definitely check out that blog. I need all the help I can get!