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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 2013 Goals Update & February Goals

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As promised, here is an update on my monthly goals for January. I came up with 25 goals for 2013 and have broken them down into more manageable monthly goals.

I think I did pretty well this month. I am still working incredibly hard at getting up before the kids, but there have been some hiccups with that one! My two year old was getting up at the crack of dawn for the first week of the month. I did really great during the middle of the month, then I ended up getting a nasty cold and desperately needed my sleep. I'm not going to give up, though. It makes such a huge difference in my day to get up early and "start the day" instead of letting the day "start me".

I have not really done ANY exercise. (Hanging my head in shame...) Isn't that terrible? However, I was able to read a bunch of books this month, including a few more after I posted my January reading list.

I have a long way to go with my blogging goals. I have so many DIY projects, recipes and activities I want to blog about if I can just find the time to squeeze them all in! Hang in there with me--I will try to get more variety in my posts in the very near future.

My 2013 theme is: DISCIPLINE

January Goals

Personal Goals
  • Sign up for Beth Moore Bible Study that starts Feb. 5
  • Get up by 6 am Monday through Friday - Making progress but still not quite there!
  • Exercise a minimum of 3 days a week for 30 minutes - Umm...this is not happening right now. Oops!
  • Read a min. of 2 books--paperback, e-book or other
  • Focus on January's habit-of-the-month ~ Get up early
Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out and one day-long date - Went out for dinner one night and to Hollywood Casino!
  • Book hotel for overnight trip in April
  • Sign up for Follower's Life (church membership) class
Mothering Goals
  • Sign Charlotte up for story time at the library
  • Sign Jackson up for swimming and soccer lessons
  • Read the chapter book Mr. Popper's Penguins to Jackson
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents - Took Charlotte shopping and Jackson to the movies!
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Spend time with parents & grandparents on both sides of the family at least three times a month
  • Have one playdate with friends or coffee date - See pictures of our playdate HERE.
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Send two handwritten notes of encouragement
Financial Goals
  • Continue tithing 10% of our income
  • Save money for new windows
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance (at least 10 per month) - Many posts on my to-write list never made it to the blog!
  • Write blog posts a week ahead of time - Hahaha!
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family

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February Goals

Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and complete required homework
  • Get up by 6 am Monday through Friday
  • Go to bed no later than 11 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • Exercise a minimum of 3 days a week for 30 minutes
  • Read a min. of 2 books--paperback, e-book or other
  • Focus on February's habit-of-the-month ~ Go to bed early
Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out and one day-long date
  • Book hotel for overnight trip in April
  • Continue taking Follower's Life (church membership) class
  • Read one book on marriage
Mothering Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly story time at the library
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lessons
  • Finish reading Mr. Popper's Penguins with Jackson and plan a Mr. Popper's Penguins movie night
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents 
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Spend time with parents & grandparents on both sides of the family at least three times a month
  • Invite friends over for a playdate
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Send two handwritten notes of encouragement
  • Research lodging for Myrtle Beach vacation in May
Financial Goals
  • Continue tithing 10% of our income
  • Save money for new windows
  • Sort and tag/price too-small spring & summer kids' clothes and outgrown baby gear for the Kids' Avenue Sale at Ginghamsburg Church.
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance (at least 10 per month)
  • Write blog posts a week ahead of time
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family

What tips do you have for helping this night owl get to bed at a decent time? I need all the advice I can get!

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