Enter your e-mail address below to have new blog posts sent directly to your inbox!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April 2013 Goals Update & May Goals

Photo Credit
It sure didn't feel like I accomplished much this month! In reality, I got about 60% of my list crossed off so it could have been worse. I have been fighting some serious fatigue and even possibly some depression this past month. It was just overall a really low month for me. I think the endless winter-like weather and being cooped up indoors made it that much worse.

I am looking into some medical possibilities for my lack of energy and crazy roller-coaster mood swings. Hopefully a vitamin or supplement, dietary changes, and this beautiful weather will help me regain some "oomph". I am looking forward to spending a lot of time outdoors with the kids this spring and summer and would love to have the energy to do it.


My 2013 theme is: DISCIPLINE

April Goals


Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and complete at least 3 out of 5 homework assignments a week Can't seem to get the homework done!
  • Get up by 6 am 4 days a week or more Epic fail for the 4th straight month!
  • Begin (again!) a 3x a week, 30 min. a day, Couch to 5K program Started a yoga class 2x a week and my Gazelle machine 2x a week.
  • Read Eat that Frog and finish Attack Your Day! Before it Attacks You  I also read The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke
  • Focus on April's habit-of-the-month ~ Be less wasteful
Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out in April
  • Attend the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati and stay overnight (no kids!)
  • Finish reading the book The Four Seasons of Marriage
  • Complete our membership interview and officially join Ginghamsburg Church
  • Spend time with Bill while he teaches me how to use Twitter
Mothering/Homemaking Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly music and movement class at YMCA
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lessons & homeschool gym class
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Complete 3 new homeschool thematic units (Frogs, Horses & Cows
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents
  • Complete 2 household chores per day and post them on the fridge for accountability Uhhh...didn't happen.
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Visit Bill's homebound grandma weekly We missed a week on this.
  • Invite my parents over for dinner
  • Have coffee or a playdate with another mom friend
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Book condo for Myrtle Beach vacation by April 15! We decided to go in September instead. 
Financial Goals
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance 
  • Write 2 recipe posts and 2 DIY project posts, plus weekly grocery deals
  • Reorganize tabs under blog header
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family 
------------------------------------------------

May Goals


Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and complete at least 3 out of 5 homework assignments a week 
  • Get up by 6 am at least 4 days a week 
  • Exercise at least 30 min, 4 days a week
  • Read 2 books (Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe and something fictional)
  • Get all of my garden planted
  • Sign up for a Twitter account

Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out and one day-long date in May
  • Finish reading the book The Four Seasons of Marriage
  • Write a love note to Bill
  • Attend the special dinner and ceremony at the Schuster Center to celebrate Bill's "Top 40 Under 40" award
Mothering/Homemaking Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly music and movement class at YMCA
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lessons & sign up for fall soccer
  • Read one new chapter book with Jackson
  • Complete 3 new homeschool thematic units (Zebra, Elephant, Kangaroo) 
  • Take the kids to the zoo
  • Spring cleaning!!
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Visit Bill's homebound grandma 
  • Make mother's day gifts for our moms and grandmas
  • Have coffee or a playdate with another mom friend
  • Start private Facebook group for the moms joining my summer bible study and order our books from Amazon
  • Book condo for Myrtle Beach vacation in September
  • Make hotel arrangements and plan activities for Chicago weekend trip in June
Financial Goals
  • Continue tithing 10% of our income
  • Save money for new windows
  • Make Save, Spend, Share banks with the kids to teach personal finance
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance 
  • Write at least 6 new blog posts in May
  • Begin brainstorming topics for future e-book
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family 

2 comments: