7 Weekly Goals

Apple Crisp - Made for April Cookbook Club - Recipe Coming Soon

Apple Crisp – Made for April Cookbook Club – Recipe Coming Soon

So here it goes, following a similar outline as Money Saving Mom

GOALS FROM LAST WEEK…

Personal Goals

1. Exercise at least 3 times.

Marriage Goals

2. Read a chapter from a book about marriage.

Mothering Goals

3. Choose at least 3 activities from Pamm’s House and incorporate the week’s theme, Quilts.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals

4. Read an article on active listening.

Financial Goals

5. Spend less than $60 this week on groceries.

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

6. Email a friend about borrowing a staple gun.

Home Goals

7. Participate in 30-Day House cleaning challenge at Money Saving Mom at least three times.

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GOALS FOR THIS WEEK…

Personal Goals

1. Exercise at least 3 times.

Marriage Goals

2. Read a chapter from a book about marriage.

Mothering Goals

3. Choose at least 3 activities from Pamm’s House and incorporate the week’s theme, Rocks and Dirt.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals

4. Consciously practice paraphrasing in conversations at least 3 times this week.  This is part of a lesson on active listening.

Financial Goals

5. Spend less than $60 this week on groceries.

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

6. Buy fabric for my advent calendar project.

Home Goals

7. Participate in 30-Day House cleaning challenge at Money Saving Mom at least three times.

 

 

7 Weekly Goals

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Lavender White Mocha – Yes, please!

So here it goes, following a similar outline as Money Saving Mom

GOALS FROM LAST WEEK…

Personal Goals

1. Write in my “pear journal” (my prayer journal with the picture of a pear on front…Haha!) four times

Marriage Goals

2. Pick a date from the Dating Divas At-Home Dates list and plan it out for Tuesday.

Mothering Goals

3. Choose at least 3 activities from Pamm’s House and incorporate the week’s theme, Movement & Music.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals

4. Focus on asking questions and listening when getting together with other moms this week at Meetups.

Financial Goals

5. Spend less than $60 this week on groceries.

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

6. Finish and mail in PE licensing info.

Home Goals

7. Participate in 30-Day House cleaning challenge at Money Saving Mom at least three times.

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GOALS FOR THIS WEEK…

Personal Goals

1. Exercise at least 3 times.

Marriage Goals

2. Read a chapter from a book about marriage.

Mothering Goals

3. Choose at least 3 activities from Pamm’s House and incorporate the week’s theme, Quilts.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals

4. Read an article on active listening.

Financial Goals

5. Spend less than $60 this week on groceries.

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

6. Email a friend about borrowing a staple gun.

Home Goals

7. Participate in 30-Day House cleaning challenge at Money Saving Mom at least three times.

2013 Goals – April Update

Central Park Zoo - March 2013

Central Park Zoo – March 2013

Here’s what I’m planning to tackle in 2013.

 

Personal Goals – Spiritual/Physical/Mental/Emotional

1. Participate in 3 Bible studies through WomensBibleCafe.com.

Finished the first one a week ago.  I did the Experiencing God study by Henry & Richard Blackaby….amazing. I had been struggling so much with the concept of “hearing God”. This study really opened my eyes to the importance of watching for where God is working in my life and the lives of those around me, then joining Him in this work.  

2. Exercise at least 3 times each week.

This is going pretty well and will be much easier now that warmer weather is coming our way!

3. Learn to let go of my pride by finding ways to focus on what God wants for me.

I need to be more mindful of asking questions and listening to people when I’m in conversation, instead of talking about myself so much.

 

Marriage Goals

4. Plan and have at least 2 dates with my husband each month. Utilize the DatingDivas.com website for ideas.

We are having fun with this one and have done about 5 of the at-home dates so far.

5. Ask my husband what his highs/lows of his day were when he gets home from work – do this at least 3 days per week.

Have gotten off track with this one…will start back up today!

 

Mothering Goals

6. Do at least 3 planned activities/crafts each week.

Enjoying Pamm’s House as a resource for this.  

7. Read 100 books together.

We read a lot of books, but it tends to be a lot of the same books.  I’ll work on going to the library and checking out different books that we can read.  I want to create a post to record this progress and list the books.

8. Host a playdate/get-together with other moms and kids once a month.

This is going well as I have started a group through Meetup.com.  We are meeting lots of moms in the area and enjoying the activities/playdates.

 

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family

9. Have people over for dinner at least 1 time a month.

We are doing well with this so far.  Need to schedule an April dinner.

10. Complete at least six 3D home tours for my dad’s business.

Completed two houses so far.  

a. http://www.cmshomesllc.com/birmingham-home-tour/

b. http://www.cmshomesllc.com/new-home-for-sale-in-troy-mo-briana-video-tour/

 

Financial Goals

11. Spend less than $60 per week on groceries.

Just listened to Money Saving Mom’s 31 days to a Better Grocery Budget videos.  I spent $54 last week on groceries and will try to implement the Buy Ahead Principle to create even more grocery savings.

12. Cancel DirectTV.

Husband will be doing this soon.

 

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

13. Get approval for PE Exam.

Need to send in Amplified Record sheet.  Almost done.

14. Finish 3 DIY projects.

Need to borrow a staple gun from someone and buy some fabric to finish the advent calendar project!

7 Weekly Goals

Labor Day Weekend 2012 at Ocean City, MD Boardwalk

Labor Day Weekend 2012 at Ocean City, MD Boardwalk

I have been so inspired by this post at Money Saving Mom to start writing down my weekly/yearly goals that I’m restarting my blog to have a place to record my progress.  Please, Lord, help me with this!  Goal setting is so scary.  It can either be awesome because it is written proof that things are getting done when you check off a goal…or it can be royally disappointing when you don’t achieve your goals.

I felt so encouraged by this article that I thought I’d give it a go….and if I don’t always achieve all my goals, I’m declaring right now:

SO WHAT.  Progress, not perfection.  One of my favorite mantras.

So here it goes, following a similar outline as Money Saving Mom

Personal Goals

1. Write in my “pear journal” (my prayer journal with the picture of a pear on front…Haha!) four times

Marriage Goals

2. Pick a date from the Dating Divas At-Home Dates list and plan it out for Tuesday.

Mothering Goals

3. Choose at least 3 activities from Pamm’s House and incorporate the week’s theme, Movement & Music.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family Goals

4. Focus on asking questions and listening when getting together with other moms this week at Meetups.

Financial Goals

5. Spend less than $60 this week on groceries.

Business/Blogging/Project Goals

6. Finish and mail in PE licensing info.

Home Goals

7. Participate in 30-Day House cleaning challenge at Money Saving Mom at least three times.