Monday, October 26, 2015

This Week's Goals

We were so blessed last week to attend the local aquarium.  
Happy Monday friends!  It's time to set some goals for a fun, productive week.  This is sure to be a week filled with activity at our home.  

Last Week's Goals

Marriage, Mothering, & Family:
1)  Attend two therapy appointments with Evangeline.  They went well and we even did a fun, sensory craft that I hope to share later this week.  
2)  Take the children to the museum this week.  (Our pass expires at the end of December so I really want to squeeze in a few more trips.)  One of the biggest adjustments we have had in the past few months was the utter lack of free time to go on outings and meet up with friends for playdates.  This week we definitely made up for our lack of playdates and we were able to hang out with three different friends on separate occasions. Hooray!  Let me also encourage you to make friendships a priority in your life even if you are a busy working mom.  I got together with three of my friends this past week and all three of them are busy working women.  Play dates don't have to happen just in the morning.  We enjoyed a playdate one evening and enjoyed a trip to the museum on a Saturday.   Getting together with friends will bless your heart at anytime of the day.  
3)  Have an at-home date night.  - The happy hubby and I spent some good time together but I didn't put as much time into it as I usually do so I guess I don't get to cross this one off.  

Personal:
4)  Exercise three times this week.-  Yes!  
5)  Finish reading The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson.  -I'm 80% of the way through the book  and I hope to finish the rest tomorrow.  

Homemaking:
6)  Finish sewing a baby gift.  Pictures coming just as soon as it is delivered.  
7)  Pack up children's summer clothes and get out ahead boxes.  Write a detailed list of what I need to purchase for each child.  -I started this process and did get out all of Eli's size 6 clothes.  We went through them but I still need to pack up all of his summer clothes.  I also need to start weeding out his size 5's.   

Ministry & Friendships:
8)  Meet up with a friend for a play date this week.    We blew this goal out of the park!  
9)  Accompany my husband on a visit this week.  This was super important and I am so glad that I made this a priority.  

Other:
10)  Work from home four hours this week.  -I only worked two hours.  
11)  Write about Eva's incredible progress in Feeding Therapy over the past few months.  -I wrote out some thoughts but didn't write anything up yet on the blog.  

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This Week's Goals:

Marriage, Mothering, & Family:
1)  Enjoy an out of town date with the happy hubby!  
2)  Attend two therapy appointments with Evangeline and one meeting with a coordinator. 
3)  Take both children on a fun outing one afternoon.  

Personal:
4)  Finish reading The Ministry of Homemaking, Teaching From Rest, and Money Saving Mom.
5)  Schedule yearly checkup.

Homemaking:
6)  Schedule family pictures.
7)  Swap out both children's summer clothes for their winter clothes.  
8)  Sew one Christmas present. 

Ministry & Friendships:
9)  Learn a new song on the piano.
10) Attend Women on Mission and Trunk or Treat.  

Other:
11) Spend a few hours helping my grandparents.
12) Write two blog posts including one post about Eva's feeding therapy.  

Yesterday the happy hubby shared the following quote by John Newton in his sermon which I simply adore.  I hope you find it helpful as you think about your goals in light of what Christ has done for you.  John Newton (author of the famous hymn Amazing Grace) said, 

“I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am.”  

May we all set our hearts on the Gospel as we think of ways to work diligently throughout this week.   

What goals do you have for this week?  Do your goals include any fun October traditions?  

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