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Sunday, March 3, 2013

February 2013 Goals Update & March Goals


How on Earth is February over already?! The second month of 2013 flew by way too quickly, and I didn't get nearly as much accomplished as I had hoped. While I did get lots of great new blog posts written, some of my other goals suffered as a result.

We were unexpectedly able to pay off our home equity loan a couple weeks ago, due to some inheritance money. That is going to free up a nice little chunk of change each month! This was one of my 25 Goals for 2013 and I am incredibly happy we were able to cross it off the list so early in the year. Hooray for being debt free (minus the mortgage)!

My 2013 theme is: DISCIPLINE

February Goals

Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and complete required homework
  • Get up by 6 am Monday through Friday It is getting easier, but I am not quite there yet.
  • Go to bed no later than 11 pm Sunday through Thursday Epic fail! Ha ha!
  • Exercise a minimum of 3 days a week for 30 minutes Hangs her head in shame...
  • 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 How have I procrastinated on this since Jan?!?
  • Continue taking Follower's Life (church membership) class
  • Read one book on marriage In progress!

Mothering Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly story time at the library Charlotte was not a huge fan, so we stopped going.
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lessons
  • Finish reading Mr. Popper's Penguins with Jackson and plan a Mr. Popper's Penguins movie night  See movie night pictures here.
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents I took Jackson roller skating (see the disastrous details here), but did not take Charlotte out in Feb.
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 Can't believe I forgot to do this!
  • 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.
  • Paid off our home equity loan!!!!!!
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance (at least 10 per month)
  • Write blog posts a week ahead of time Still trying (unsuccessfully!) to work ahead.
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family I spent a little too much time writing blog posts this month. 
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March Goals



Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and read weekly supplemental material.
  • Get up by 6 am Monday through Friday 
  • Begin a 3x a week, 30 min. a day, Couch to 5K program ~ Eeeek!!!
  • Read a min. of 2 books--paperback, e-book or other
  • Focus on February's habit-of-the-month ~ Drink more water 
Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out and one day-long date in March
  • Book hotel for overnight trip in April by March 6th
  • Choose a unique and heartfelt birthday gift for Bill
  • Finish taking Follower's Life (church membership) class
  • Continue reading book The Four Seasons of Marriage
Mothering Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly music and movement class at YMCA
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lesson
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Complete 4 new homeschool thematic units (Rocks, Colors/Rainbows, Easter, Butterflies)
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Visit Bill's homebound grandma weekly
  • Plan and host Jackson's 6th birthday party
  • Have coffee or a playdate with another mom friend
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Send two handwritten notes of encouragement
  • Book condo for Myrtle Beach vacation in May
Financial Goals
  • Continue tithing 10% of our income
  • Save money for new window
  • Cut the grocery budget by 10% and add to vacation savings account
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance (at least 15 this month)
  • Write blog posts a week ahead of time 
  • Reorganize tabs under blog header
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family 

Have you ever done a Couch to 5K training plan? What advice can you give this out-of-shape mom?

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