Monday, February 22, 2016

10 Goals For This Week & A Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you were able to enjoy the beautiful weather this past weekend.  We headed to the park both days!  It was simply delightful.  (I attempted to include a video of Eli at the park on Saturday pictured above.)  Here's how last week shaped up and my goals for this week.  

Last Week's Goals
Marriage, Mothering, & Family
1.  Attend three therapy appointments for Evangeline this week.  One was actually cancelled because our therapist was sick.  
2.  Take the happy hubby out on a date that I plan this week (weather & babysitter permitting).  This didn't happen due to babysitter constraints but we did enjoy some great family time in the afternoon all weekend.  
3.  Enjoy an afternoon playing in the snow with the kids.  Our week included playing in the snow and trips to the park!  
4.  Begin a new read aloud with the children.  Do you have any suggestions?  We are reading Who Was Daniel Boone?

5.  Start compiling all of our information for our taxes.  I just couldn't get motivated on this one.  I do have all of the papers mostly together.  I need to spend time adding up and recording many of our deductions.  
6.  Prep all of my fabric and spend an hour cutting out fabric for Eli's quilt.  (All of the fabric has to be washed and dried before it can be sewn.)  I cut out all of the fabric and started sewing!  

7.  Read 100 pages of The Witches.  When I found out this is due at the library it lit a fire under me and I actually finished the book.  

Ministry & Friendships
8.  Spend time catching up with a friend.    I spent time catching up with three friends this week!  How wonderful!
9.  Begin writing that letter to my friend who serves as a missionary overseas.  I'm still waiting on a physical address so I'm thinking I might just send a facebook message.  

10.  Spend an afternoon helping my grandmother.  It was nice to be able to bless my family this week. 

This Week's Goals
Marriage, Mothering, & Family
1.  Attend a wonderful date with the happy hubby.
2.  Take the children on a nature walk one afternoon.  
3.  Enjoy one (that's right only one) therapy appointment with Evangeline this week!  Eek!  I'm super pumped that we only have one appointment this week.  That means that we should have at least one or two days when we won't be leaving our home at all.

4.  Write two letters about medical bills that were higher than expected.  I'm requesting an itemized bill from the billing office where I had some labs drawn.
5.  Spend an hour working on Eli's quilt.

6.  Spend some time playing the piano five days this week.  I practice every week but I would like to dive into a more regular practice time again.  (For those of you who also play an instrument, when do you sneak in practice time?)  I would also like to jump back into some classical arrangements that I haven't enjoyed in quite some time.
7.  Finish Jesus: Experiencing His Touch by Kay Arthur.  I'm hoping to finish this by Wednesday so I can pass it along to a friend at church.
8.  Read The Bee Friendly Garden by Kate Frey & Gretchen LeBuhn.

Ministry & Friendships
9.  Spend an hour catching up on some much needed correspondence.

10.  Spend time organizing materials and forms for my piano business.  I have a new piano student starting tomorrow so this felt like the perfect time.

What goals do you have for this week?  Please, please do not let my shared goals intimidate you.   That is not my goal at all!  I share my goals as a means of encouraging others and personal accountability.  Different situations and different families mean that our goals will look very different from one another.  It's very helpful for me to think of my goals in categories so that I at least attempt to have somewhat balanced goals. 

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