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Goals for the Week: February 10 – 16

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Goals for the WeekHere were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

Daily Bible study/quiet time.
Done!
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, Christianish, and Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.
I have been so busy this week that I haven’t picked up a book or even a magazine.  I hope the coming week will be a little less full.
~ Detailed cleaning in the spare suite.
Done!
~ Clean and organize my office desk.
It’s… cleaner and more organized.  I’m not sure it’ll ever stay clean for more than five minutes.
~ Find a few more educational games/activities for J.
I’m ashamed to say that I totally didn’t even think about this goal.  
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “E” with C.
We took most of the week off from homeschooling due to several “technical difficulties” (i.e. plumbing problems, days away from home, etc.).  We’ll pick back up this week.
~ Finish fixing the plumbing issues.
Praise God, they’re fixed!!  My wonderful, helpful and very handy father came up and fixed the whole thing.  
~ Walk at least 15 miles (aerobic exercise).
Done!
~ Complete my freezer cooking session.
Yeah… this didn’t happen either.  
~ Eat at least five servings of “freggies” (fruits/veggies) each day.
I fixed a big salad most days.  Still find it harder to work in the recommended fruit intake each day, but I’m working on it.

And these are my goals for this week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a TimeChristianish, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and Successful Losers.
~ Cook a nice Valentine’s Day meal for my hubby.
~ Completely clean out, vacuum and wash the van.
~ Find a few more educational games/activities for J.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “E” with C.
~ Try and get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
~ Walk at least 16 miles (aerobic exercise).
~ Complete my freezer cooking session.
~ Eat at least five servings of “freggies” (fruits/veggies) each day.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: February 3 – 9

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Goals for the WeekHere were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

Daily Bible study/quiet time.
    I have done some sort of Bible study each day.  Yay!
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, and ChristianishSay Goodbye to Survival Mode, and A Christmas Journey.
    I’m about halfway finished with Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and finished A Christmas Journey.
~ Detailed cleaning in the utility room.
    Done!
~ Clean and organize my office desk.
    Err… I made a dent in it.  But it’s not finished by a long shot.
~ Find a few educational games/activities for J.
    I found a few — he loves putting objects in jars, etc. — but I would like to find some more.  Maybe find and read a book about it as well.  
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “C” with C.
    Probably her favorite letter since it starts her name.  🙂
~ Find/design a practical storage solution for J’s room.
    Other issues — plumbing related — have put this project on hold.
~ Walk at least 18 miles (aerobic exercise).
    I think I hit about 14 miles this week.  I need to amp it up!!
~ Complete my freezer cooking session.
    Didn’t happen.  I didn’t even try.
~ Take a long, luxurious, uninterrupted bubble bath.  (We can dream, right?)
    Aaaand until we get those plumbing issues resolved there will be no bubble baths for me, uninterrupted or otherwise.

Basically it doesn’t look like I got a lot accomplished this week.  It even seems like a lot less when I’m sitting here typing it up! 🙂  The plumbing problems definitely put a kink in my plans.  A exterior water faucet froze and had to be capped off (which meant taking off the siding, cutting into the wood underneath, removing all of the wet insulation and realizing that we have no water shut off valve to this house).  And since we had a hole in the house we discovered that my nice big jacuzzi tub has a leak in the drain pipe which has been slowly leaking water under the tile in my bathroom and the hardwood floor in the bedroom and surrounding rooms every time I used it.  Fun times, right!!?!

Fingers crossed, it should all be fixed tomorrow.  I hope and pray.

Anyway, here are my goals for this week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, Christianish, and Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.
~ Detailed cleaning in the spare suite.
~ Clean and organize my office desk.
~ Find a few more educational games/activities for J.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “E” with C.
~ Finish fixing the plumbing issues.
~ Walk at least 15 miles (aerobic exercise).
~ Complete my freezer cooking session.
~ Eat at least five servings of “freggies” (fruits/veggies) each day.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: January 27 – February 2

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Goals for the WeekHere were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
    Have I mentioned that I’m really loving my new Bible study?  
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, and Christianish and Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.
    I have been reading Christianish a few minutes a day.  Really looking forward to starting Say Goodbye to Survival Mode too!
~ Finish dining room detailed cleaning (china cabinet).
    I stopped putting it off and did it.  Woohoo!
~ Make time for the kids to play outside each day, if possible.
    It was too cold some days but we were able to play outside at least a few minutes on most days this week.  My boy really loves the outdoors and it’s hard to convince him to come back inside!
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “B” with C.
    Done!  
~ Find a practical storage solution for J’s room.
    Still working on this.  I have been searching but I can’t find exactly what I want.  I might have to convince my hubby to build something in his “spare time”.
~ Walk at least 18 miles (aerobic exercise).
    I walked 18.3 miles!  I think this is a good number to shoot for — a little over 2.5 miles per day.
~ Rake for 30 minutes (weather permitting).
    It’s done but I have to admit that I didn’t do it.  My sweet husband did it for me.
~ Give myself a pedicure.
    Finally!  
~ Plan a freezer meal cooking session.
    It is planned.  Now I just have to make the time to actually shop and cook!

And these are my goals for this week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, and ChristianishSay Goodbye to Survival Mode, and A Christmas Journey.
~ Detailed cleaning in the utility room.
~ Clean and organize my office desk.
~ Find a few educational games/activities for J.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “C” with C.
~ Find/design a practical storage solution for J’s room.
~ Walk at least 18 miles (aerobic exercise).
~ Complete my freezer cooking session.
~ Take a long, luxurious, uninterrupted bubble bath.  (We can dream, right?)

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: January 20 – 26

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Goals for the WeekHere were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
    I’m making more of an effort to do this first thing in the morning.  It makes my day seem to run better and it’s a lot easier to concentrate before the kiddos get up.  😉
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Organized HomeNot a FanOne Meal at a Time, and Christianish.
I finished Organized Home (which made me want to declutter everything… for a minute) and I’m steadily working through Christianish.  Really good read so far.
~ Give the dining room a good detailed cleaning (china cabinet, table, chairs, linens, etc).
I have finished all but the china cabinet.  I store coloring supplies and educational games in the bottom of it and I’m really not looking forward to having to deal with that mess.  Out of sight, out of mind, right?  *Sigh* I know, I know.  I’m procrastinating.
~ Finish kitchen detailed cleaning.
Done!  And my kitchen stayed clean for a whole eight hours too!  Of course, everyone was asleep at the time….
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “A” with C.
She has no problem with upper or lower case with this letter.  
~ Go for a walk with the kids (weather permitting).
    One day we had a little extra time (and it was pretty outside) so I loaded the kids up in their new red wagon and we set off for a half mile excursion.  It wasn’t until I got back home that I noticed J had lost a shoe somewhere so we had to go back for it.  It was, of course, at the turnaround point furthest from the house.  I guess he knew I really needed to walk the whole mile. 🙂 
~ Walk at least 20 miles (aerobic exercise).
I was lazy last week and only did about 15 miles.  Gotta ramp it up a bit, especially if I want to hit my fitness minutes goal for the month!
~ Rake for 30 minutes (weather permitting).
I didn’t take the time to do this (we played instead!).  But it really needs to get done.  I can’t see my grass anymore.
~ Give myself a pedicure.
Yeah, I didn’t get around to this either.  
~ Organize storage room in the garage.
Done!  

And here are my goals for this week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Not a FanOne Meal at a Time, and Christianish.  (I’m excited to start Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, which is being released tomorrow!)
~ Finish dining room detailed cleaning (china cabinet).
~ Make time for the kids to play outside each day, if possible.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “B” with C.
~ Find a practical storage solution for J’s room.
~ Walk at least 18 miles (aerobic exercise).
~ Rake for 30 minutes (weather permitting).
~ Give myself a pedicure.
~ Plan a freezer meal cooking session.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: January 13 – 19

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Goals for the WeekHere were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
    I didn’t make time to do this every day, but I did most days.  My day always goes better when I start it off with some Bible study and prayer. 
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links): Organized Home, Not a Fan, One Meal at a Time, and Duck Dynasty: Faith and Togetherness.
    I finished a book!  I can’t believe it!  The Duck Dynasty book was not really what I was expecting.  It seemed to be a lot of excerpts from other interviews that the Robertsons had done instead of the authors own interviews with them.  I did enjoy reading it though.  It was a pretty short read… probably why I was able to finish it. 😉
~ Flip all of the mattresses.
    Done!  The kid’s mattresses are a lot easier to flip than mine. 🙂 
~ Give the kitchen a good detailed cleaning (wipe down cabinets, clean out drawers/cabinets, clean vents, etc).
    I’m almost finished with this.  I have just a couple of cabinets left to declutter and clean.  And the oven vent.  It’s not a favorite task so I kept putting it off this week.
~ Try these new recipes:  make ahead butterhorns and homemade freezer biscuits.
    The butterhorn recipe was easy to make and really, really good (but it should be good with the amount of butter that went in them :)).  Definitely something that should be eaten in moderation.  The biscuits didn’t turn out as good as I expected.  I think that it was user error though.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t follow the recipe exactly right.  I’ll be trying them again!
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “D” with C.
    Done!  She still doesn’t care much about writing her letters — she’s much prefer to draw — but at least I know she can identify the upper and lower case D.
~ Make a trip to the library.
    We went Wednesday morning and got a few books for all of us!
~ Walk at least 15 miles (aerobic exercise).
    I walked at least 17.5 miles that I counted.
~ Get the van cleaned — inside and out.
    I washed the outside on Wednesday during our library run.  The inside was done in bits and pieces all week.
~ Take down and put away Christmas decorations (we keep ours up til the 6th).
    I think it took longer to put away the decorations than it did to put them up!  But it’s finally done now.  (And I’m sure my neighbors are happy about that!)

And here are my goals for this week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links)Organized HomeNot a FanOne Meal at a Time, and Christianish.
~ Give the dining room a good detailed cleaning (china cabinet, table, chairs, linens, etc).
~ Finish kitchen detailed cleaning.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “A” with C.
~ Go for a walk with the kids (weather permitting).
~ Walk at least 20 miles (aerobic exercise).
~ Rake for 30 minutes (weather permitting).
~ Give myself a pedicure.
~ Organize storage room in the garage.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: January 6 – 12

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Goals for the WeekI’ve really missed writing down my weekly goals.  It helps hold me accountable and I tend to get more done when I post them.  So let’s start the new year off right!  Here are my goals for the week:

~ Daily Bible study/quiet time.
~ Continue reading (or finish) the books I’m reading (affiliate links): Organized Home, Not a Fan, One Meal at a Time, and Duck Dynasty: Faith and Togetherness.
~ Flip all of the mattresses.
~ Give the kitchen a good detailed cleaning (wipe down cabinets, clean out drawers/cabinets, clean vents, etc).
~ Try these new recipes:  make ahead butterhorns and homemade freezer biscuits.
~ Practice identifying/writing the letter “D” with C.
~ Make a trip to the library.
~ Walk at least 15 miles.
~ Get the van cleaned — inside and out.
~ Take down and put away Christmas decorations (we keep ours up til the 6th).

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: November 11 – 17

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Goals for the Week I’m a day late, but better late than never, right?  Here were my goals for last week and how I did on them:

Continue daily the Habit of the Month {November:  Spend intentional time with each of my family members}.
I am truly loving this — making a conscious effort to be fully present and enjoy the things that they enjoy.
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
Struggled a couple of days with the daily Bible reading.  
~ Plan date day with the family for Saturday.
We have one scheduled for this Saturday.  We’re going to a nearby town for one of their holiday festivals.
~ Have a mani/pedi makeover with C.  (I know I certainly need one!)
Done!  Mine are dark purple and hers are light pink with sparkles. 🙂
~ Read a few extra books with J each day.
He LOVES books.  And he’s just getting to the point where he likes to read them more than he likes to eat them. 🙂
~ Exercise about 350 fitness minutes (aerobic and strength training).
Done!
~ Work on a new craft project — related to this post.
I have started on it.  I’m hoping to get it finished by Thanksgiving.
~ Write out a few Christmas cards each day.
Done!  I’m well on my way to getting these done in a few weeks.
~ Plan a family picture (find photographer; set up appointment; plan wardrobe) for Christmas cards.
I have done everything but figure out the wardrobe.  Think my husband will mind if I pick out his clothes too?
~ Major detailed clean up of spare bedroom and bath.  (Getting ready for Thanksgiving!)
Done!  

And these are my goals for this week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {November:  Spend intentional time with each of my family members}.
~ Thanksgiving Bible study – Bible study on the book of John.
~ Date day with the family on Saturday.
~ Go for a nice, long walk with the kids to see the falling and changing leaves.
~ Read (or finish) one or more of the books I’m reading: {affiliate links} How to Blog for Profit and Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas.
~ Exercise about 350 fitness minutes (aerobic and strength training).
~ Work on craft project — related to this post.  
~ Write out a few Christmas cards each day.
~ Prepare the table linens for Thanksgiving.
~ Clean out the pantry.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: November 4 – 10

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Goals for the Week

Ok, I got more than a little bit behind on posting my weekly goals.  That doesn’t mean I didn’t have any — I just didn’t make the time to post them.

But it’s a new month and I’m starting over.  New months are a good time to start over.  So are new weeks… or even new days.  🙂

Here are my new goals for the week:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {November:  Spend intentional time with each of my family members}.
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
~ Plan date day with the family for Saturday.
~ Have a mani/pedi makeover with C.  (I know I certainly need one!)
~ Read a few extra books with J each day.
~ Exercise about 350 fitness minutes (aerobic and strength training).
~ Work on a new craft project — related to this post.  
~ Write out a few Christmas cards each day.
~ Plan a family picture (find photographer; set up appointment; plan wardrobe) for Christmas cards.
~ Major detailed clean up of spare bedroom and bath.  (Getting ready for Thanksgiving!)

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: October 14 – 20

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

Continue daily the Habit of the Month {October: Declutter 15 Minutes Daily}.
    I’m getting a bit better with this habit.  It’s still not a “habit” though.  I have to remind myself most days to do it.
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
    I’m not sure I’ll be able to read the whole Bible in a year.  I keep getting side tracked cross referencing things.  🙂
~ Complete the next seven posts in my 31 days of posting challenge.
    Done!  It’s a lot of fun!  And it’s still challenging as well.  
~ Tend to last minute details for J’s 1st birthday party next week.
    Done!  I think.  Unless I think of something else to do.
~ Exercise about 300 fitness minutes.
    Done!  Mostly walking and ST, but I did it!
~ Continue/finish reading one of my books/ebooks.  I’m currently reading The Virtuous WomanHealthy HomemakingLapbooking Made Simple and 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.
Y’all know I didn’t get a single book read.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to put this on hold until after the 31 Days challenge is over.
~ Continue cleaning and organizing my computer files.
    I really need to start doing this more regularly, and be more diligent about how I name files and where I put them.  But for now I’m finished.
~ Clean out C’s closet — I’m pretty sure these kids outgrow clothes on a weekly basis.
    I have started on this but I’m not finished.  Hopefully I’ll finish it this week.

And these are my goals for this week — I’ll only have eight goals for a while:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {October: Declutter 15 Minutes Daily}.
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
~ Complete the next seven posts in my 31 days of posting challenge.
~ Do all of the baking and decorating for J’s party.
~ Exercise about 300 fitness minutes.
~ Play at least three different games (Candyland, memory, Go Fish, etc) with C.
~ Clean windows on the outside of the house.
~ Clean out C’s closet — I’m pretty sure these kids outgrow clothes on a weekly basis.

Have you written down your goals for the week?

Goals for the Week: October 7 – 13

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Goals for the Week

Here were the goals for last week and how I did on them:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {September: Getting Dressed to the Shoes} {October: Declutter 15 Minutes Daily}.
    Ugh.  So far I’m not doing so great on this habit.  I clean daily, but I don’t declutter daily.  Going to have to write myself a posty note to remember!
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
    Done!
~ Complete the first six posts in my 31 days of posting challenge.  {Eeek!  I’m nervous about this!}
    Done!  It’s fun and challenging — I look forward to the next week of posts!
~ Focus on reading to both children every day.
    I’m blessed that both of my children seem to enjoy books.  Although at the moment J is more intent on chewing on them than reading them.  But one step at a time! 🙂
~ Exercise about 300 fitness minutes.
    Nope.  I only did about half of what I should have done.  Gotta get back in the groove this week!
~ Continue/finish reading one of my books/ebooks.  I’m currently reading The Virtuous WomanHealthy HomemakingLapbooking Made Simple and 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.
I didn’t read a single word of any book other than the Bible — unless you count children’s books.  I did read a lot of those!
~ Clean out and organize my computer files.
    Yeah… that’s going to take more time than I realized.  A LOT more time.  But I’m making progress!!
~ Finish decorating for fall.
    Done!  For now.  I’m still looking for something for my front porch.  It’s not complete but I don’t know what it needs… I guess I’ll know it when I see it.

And these are my goals for this week — I’ll only have eight goals for a while:

~ Continue daily the Habit of the Month {October: Declutter 15 Minutes Daily}.
~ Daily Bible reading – Bible study on the book of John.
~ Complete the next seven posts in my 31 days of posting challenge.
~ Tend to last minute details for J’s 1st birthday party next week.
~ Exercise about 300 fitness minutes.
~ Continue/finish reading one of my books/ebooks.  I’m currently reading The Virtuous WomanHealthy Homemaking, Lapbooking Made Simple and 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life.
~ Continue cleaning and organizing my computer files.
~ Clean out C’s closet — I’m pretty sure these kids outgrow clothes on a weekly basis.

Have you written down your goals for the week?