Mar 19

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Goals Checkup – February Edition



I endeavored to make some goals in 2013 and commit them to paper for greater accountability. I love to set goals but the follow-up is the most important. Here is where I am after the second month. It is so exciting to see some things marked off my list (I know I am kind of geeky like that)!




Household Goals

  • Get an estimate and begin saving for a fence  – the estimate was less than we expected. We have the tax money set aside to start on this soon.
  • Caulk the master tub -
  • Replace sink drains in master bath
  • Replace shower heads in both bathrooms
  • Replace tracks on bi-fold doors
  • Clean behind washer and dryer and clean vent 
  • Clean behind stove and refrigerator
  • Landscape around mailbox
  • Complete flower bed in side yard

Haven’t made much progress this month in this category. As soon as the warmer weather comes to stay, I aim to work hard on these goals!

Family and Marriage Goals

  • Monthly date night – Had a special Valentine’s date at our favorite fancy restaurant.
  • Attend a Lovand Respect class at church- Made it to four classes.
  • Turn off the TV at least 2 nights a week – This is happening consistently once a week.
  • Initiate allowance system for kids – Continuing to work great for us. You can read about it here
  • Alternate weekly game and movie nights – had three game nights and one movie night.
  • Sunday school devotionals with kids – ongoing
  • Individual time with the kids (each kid gets one outing alone with parent) – boys went geocaching with Dad and to sports activity with mom. Lydia had some time with mom at home while boys were at karate. Princess party with Lydia
  • Take a vacation

Homeschooling Goals

  • Complete 5th grade and start 6th grade with Drew – ongoing
  • Complete 1st grade and start 2nd grade with Luke – ongoing
  • Have consistent preschool time with Lydia – Read our review here
  • Participate in field trips and 4H – Took a field trip to a water treatment facility and attended 4H
  • Participate in homeschool writing and life skills classes – ongoing
  • Attend monthly Mom’s meetings – attended and was really encouraged

Homemaking Goals

  • Monthly cooking day  Made meals for my dinner coop
  • Weekly Home blessing – not happening. Will try again in March.
  • Replace one item that I buy regularly with a homemade or reusable item each month – Made my own Febreeze
  • Eat from the pantry for a few weeks  -Completed. Check out my posts about this here and here
  • Create biweekly to monthly meal plans – Ongoing. Check out my new weekly menu column here

Personal Goals

  • Continue daily devotionals and try to be more consistent with weekend quiet times – This has slipped a little this month. Still consistent M-F
  • Teach a Bible study using the book Desperate – gave the book to my pastor’s wife and am waiting to hear if this will happen in the spring.
  • Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements© and make digital scrapbook pages – Complete my first class
  • Organize digital photos – working on this
  • Set monthly blogging goals – working on this
  • Participate in the TOS Review Crew – working on several reviews now
  • Read 20 books – (Read my booklist for 2013 here) – have several going right now
  • Participate in monthly Blog cruises – Had a great time with a recipe cruise. You can read about it here. There are loads of great recipes.
  • Get back into couponing and playing the drugstore game – Shopped at Rite Aid once. Got some great deals.
  • Make time to play the piano at least once a week  working on this. Have gotten the kids consistent with this, but have not made much progress on my personal goal.
  • Reach my goal weight – Lost 3# for a total of #7 lost so far.
  • Run in two 5K’s – Running the Color Run on April 6th.
  • Limit my computer time and take social media breaks every Sunday – happened at least one Sunday
  • Read and learn new things about blogging – Asking questions, reading, LEARNING!
  • Knit a baby blanket – seeing some great progress on this.

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