Monday, February 29, 2016

This Week's Goals & Recap

Since we ended up not having therapy one afternoon we enjoyed a great last minute trip to the museum center! 

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your day is off to a great start.  We enjoyed a glorious weekend filled with a Family Life Weekend to Remember conference, time spent with family, and enjoying the beautiful weather.  This morning has totally felt like a Monday!  Our electric went off in the night and stayed off until almost ten o'clock this morning.  I'm thankful it is back on now and we have chosen joy today.  Here's what our week looks like!     

Last Week's Goals
Marriage, Mothering, & Family
1.  Attend a wonderful date with the happy hubby.  We had a glorious time spending the weekend together at a Family Life Weekend to Remember in Cincinnati!  If you haven't attended a Weekend to Remember I would highly recommend it.  We had a wonderful time.  We also squeezed in a quick trip to Newport Aquarium, dinner at Newport on the Levee, and a visit to the Omnimax to watch the new National Parks movie.  
2.  Take the children on a nature walk one afternoon.  The kids and I  had a great time walking along the creek last week.  The current was moving so fast!  
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.  Our therapist was sick so we didn't attend any therapy sessions last week.  We ended up heading to the local museum center.  

Homemaking
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.  Oh the fun grown up things you get to do!  
5.  Spend an hour working on Eli's quilt  I had a nice time working on Eli's quilt this week.  

Personal 
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.  I think I ended up only practicing about three days since we were away for the weekend.  I did spend some time working on some Bach arrangements.  
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.  I will complete this study this week!  
8.  Read The Bee Friendly Garden by Kate Frey & Gretchen LeBuhn.  I am almost finished with the book and I feel very encouraged to work harder on planting varieties that attract bees.  

Ministry & Friendships
9.  Spend an hour catching up on some much needed correspondence.  I wrote a few thank you notes and sent a number of Get Well Cards.  I also had the children make cards for my grandmother who recently had surgery. 

Other:
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. 

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This Week's Goals
Marriage, Mothering, & Family
1.  Attend one or two therapy appointments with Evangeline.  (One of Eva's therapists is sick today so I'm not sure if we will be able to make up the appointment or not.)
2.  Enjoy an at home date night to celebrate our dating anniversary this evening!  We started dating on Leap Day 8 years ago so today is actually our "2 year dating anniversary" since it only comes around every 4 years!
3.  Take the kids swimming at our local gym or enjoy another such outing.

Homemaking
4.  Finish building the float bed where I start seeds for our garden.  This year I am hoping to have a nice large garden.  My sweet sister Bekah, Elijah, and I built most of it this weekend but I still need to add plastic, the heater, and most importantly I need to start planting seeds!  I will be spending a lot of time this week planning my garden and preparing to order seeds.
5.  Spend at least an hour sewing on Eli's quilt.  I would also like to start sewing a dress for Evangeline using Simplicity 1449 this week.

Personal
6.  Attend a check up one afternoon.
7.  Enjoy a fun crochet night with some friends.  I am about halfway finished with a cowl for myself.  I would also like to begin working on a baby gift for a friend.  
8. Finish reading Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by Edward Welch.

Ministry & Friendships
9.  Take a meal to a friend who recently broke her leg and had surgery.

Other
10.  Write three blog posts this week.

What goals do you have for this week?  Are you planning to plant a garden this spring? 


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