September 25, 2017

Intentions for the Week

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Happy Monday! It’s Sunday night as I type this. We spent most of the day at baseball and I AM WIPED! I had intentions to write some letters while I was at the game, but I didn’t get the chance. Adding that to the list this week! I also have a lot of housework to catch up on so I’m hoping I get in a good cleaning zone. Wish me luck! Here are some of my intentions for the week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • make a new recipe for shutterbean (anything you wanna see??!)
  • try to do some meal prep
  • one potato recipe- roasted chicken
  • make kombucha
  • dance or yoga or both
  • bank visit
  • organize office/clean it up
  • chiropractor appt.
  • dentist appt.
  • keep adding things to my gratitude journal
  • work on bookkeeping
  • spend time reading through this book
  • return at Staples
  • keep working on handwriting book
  • write Currently post for September
  • chill on the bread this week
  • drink more water (this is helping)
  • prep for In Good Company conference
  • don’t be hard on myself


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • type up recipe
  • clean out fridge
  • work on new recipes for Shutterbean
  • catch up on letter writing (more on @thehandwritingclub) (didn’t have the time)
  • make kombucha
  • make thai basil beef with rice
  • put together box for my niece (her college was dumb and overbooked admissions)
  • go to Target with niece (so she isn’t going to college this semester)
  • take niece to college! (what a bummer!)(it’s a long story, but it’s not mine to tell)
  • dance or yoga
  • figure out volunteer work
  • see Joy when she’s in town (yay!)
  • contact landscaper (putting that on delay)
  • shoot/edit/upload for One Potato 
  • return to Staples (oops)
  • oil change  (YAY!!!!!)
  • bank visit (now I need another one)
  • call chiro
  • research:  bleacher seats, a new pop-socket   

Mantra for the Week:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What are you up to this week? Leave some Intentions in the comments. Hold yourself accountable! 🙂

  • Nelly Elliott

    Great list, in terms of recipes I’d love to see – I always love family meals – maybe something autumnal with squash or pumpkin? OH OR PIE!?

    I mean come on, I love your recipes so whatever you post will be amazing.

  • Megan

    Reading the sidenotes about your niece’s college drop-off that wasn’t? Totally raising my anxiety!! Oh my gosh! BUT. I will pray that this opens an amazing life door for her.


    Anyway —
    -Pick up the pieces left by all the things starting last week.
    -I found my beautiful friend, Bullet Journal, yesterday; now I can get my brain moving again in the right direction.
    -Prep the veggies in my fridge
    -Finish quilt no. 3/4
    -Go to other library — our local one was flooded :'( –to find a fun read

    • Tracy

      Thank you!!
      The universe is creating new opportunities for her. It will all be good!! xox

  • Megan

    I’m with Nelley–I’d be into something pumpkin! I always get over zealous in early fall for all things pumpkin, pecan, cranberry, apple…etc. Or peanut butter–you can never do wrong there.

    Intentions for this week!
    -Make a big salad for meal prep this week
    -Make something using pumpkin(!)
    -Do 3 at-home toning workouts to supplement runs (youtube freebies kick my butt!)
    -Swap out summer/fall clothes in storage
    -Make it to the farmer’s market this Saturday before they are over for the season.
    -Downsize/organize closet (looking at you, Goodwill)
    -Go to the park with Husband/Dog one evening for a walk

    • Tracy

      Good luck this week!!! Especially with your closet. You’re going to be so happy with the results! xo

  • Jamielynn

    I’d LOVE to see what you’d come up with for a crockpot meal. I’ve taken a new job that’s got me working late hours and have been eating almost exclusively out of what I can prep for our crockpot. I love the flavors you choose and I’d be stoked to see what you’d come up with to replace my tired standbys.

  • Christine

    I want to finish What Happened by HRC this week, finally, and also make your meatball recipe from last year and not have my balls crumble. I am THE worst meatball maker for some reason.

  • Olivia

    I want to hear more about making kombucha, I know you have a post about this already but as someone who has tried and failed, I’m so intimidated to try again!

    • Tracy

      What would like you to hear more about? What happened to your first batch? How did it fail?

  • Darlene

    I’d also like to see what you’d create for a crockpot meal.

    Intentions for this week:

    Register for lettering class.
    Make cornmeal scones
    Look for yarn for another scarf
    Finish rewrites.
    Walk four days.

  • Caitlin

    OMG, your poor niece! That is insane. Hope she is doing ok and this little breather before college will be good for her.

  • Meghan

    I hesitated to comment but this week’s mantra did not sit well with me at all, and in fact it makes me feel really uncomfortable.

    I know people with chronic, limiting physical disabilities. I’ve worked with people with developmental and visual disabilities. But I can’t speak for them so I’m speaking for myself.

    As someone with mental health issues and a developmental diagnosis, I know a good attitude won’t fix the chemical imbalances and neurological misfirings. Heck, I have to wear glasses to see, but I know that being happy won’t replace a good pair of glasses.

    This type of thinking also means that people with disabilities have a harder time living in a world that often does not easily accommodate us or is increasingly difficult to adapt to. We are just as entitled to negative feelings as everyone else, especially given our circumstances.

    For further clarification, you might find this Ted Talk helpful, it’s under 10 minutes and presented by the incredibly funny disability rights activist Stella Young: https://www.ted.com/talks/stella_young_i_m_not_your_inspiration_thank_you_very_much?language=en

    I have loved and read your blog for years, and I hope you understand that this comment is coming from a place of education and not confrontation. Perhaps you could consider a different mantra or just taking it down? It would mean a lot.

    • Tracy

      I hear your words and please know that that wasn’t my intention in sharing that quote.

      For me, it means something different.

      I too have a disability. I lost hearing out of my left ear two years ago. For the first year, I was in a really bad place with it. It’s a very isolating experience and it takes awhile to adapt to your “new” hearing. This past year, through doing some really hard work, my attitude shifted and I really understood that this experience happened for a reason. I changed my attitude towards the situation.

      That is my experience. That is where I am coming from. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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