goals for august

big sky lake

// JULY //

Make more ice cream. I made coconut-vanilla ice cream and ate it with GF shortbread cookies and local peaches. Egads, it was good. Then I made this version of s’mores ice cream, and it was even better with homemade GF graham crackers and homemade marshmallows. I made it on the same day our air conditioning died and so it was particularly appreciated.

Harvest our first homegrown tomato. — We got three little guys out of our tomato plant before her season ended. I think she’s done for.

Watch fireworks.  Twice!

Do hill sprints. In my new Vibrams, no less.

Do my research. — Some semi-concrete decisions have been made about a car for us and school for me, and we’ve decided to wait until we get to Hawaii to decide on housing. Meanwhile, I’m trolling websites for job postings and praying that something good comes up.

// AUGUST //

Refinish furniture. — My goal number ten to accomplish this year, which includes a lingerie dresser, an outdoor table and two side tables, plus whatever else I pick up before we move. (I have my heart set on finding an old trunk and a wooden bench.)

Master the art of the pull-up. — This has been my summer fitness goal: that by the end of the season, I will be able to do at least one unassisted pull-up. Ideally, I want to do more than one, and I’m slowly but surely working my way toward it.

Learn to remix my wardrobe. — This series has inspired me to shake up some of my fashion ruts and really get the milage out of the pieces I have.

Complete a Whole30. — I’m doing some traveling this week and so won’t be starting on the first of the month, but I’m going to try my hardest to make it through the full version this time.

What are some goals you’re working on this month? Can you identify with any that I’ve declared?


4 thoughts on “goals for august

  1. I can definitely identify with the pull up goal. I would like to be able to to at least 1, regular, push up with good form! I have never been able to do them, just the kind where you set your knees down. And I also have been “remixing” my wardrobe. I have recently lost some weight and I am taking some clothes that are too big and sewing them into new things or altering them to fit better 🙂

  2. Ciara, it’s a dresser from my mom’s childhood bedroom suite — tall, skinny, with five or six drawers that are perfect for socks and undies. Somehow it got labeled a “lingerie dresser,” which sounds racier than it actually is!

  3. around here –

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