Monday, September 26, 2011

My 12 Goals for the last week in September & Last Week's Update

Last week was a little tough as I got sick and lost my voice.  Losing your voice makes mothering very hard.  On a different note, I have been reading a book Today Matter's by John Maxwell.  It has lots of good ideas about how to remain committed to your goals.  It also has a lot of good inspirational quotes.  I haven't finished reading it yet, but plan to do a review soon.  One thing that stuck out to me was the chapter on attitude.  I cannot always control the things that happen around me but I can control my attitude towards these things.  Last week I was not having the best attitude so I am consciously trying to choose to have a good attitude no matter what situation occurs.

Last Week's Goals:
Mothering Goals
1. Consistently work on Bible memory verse and read the kids Bible story everyday.
2. Work on watching less TV during school hours.  Try to keep it off until 3pm.  This is more of a mom issue than a kid issue.  Too easy for me to use it for the little ones while I homeschool the big one. - We did better with this but I have a system this week that may help.  I will keep you posted.

Personal Goals
3. Walk 3 miles a day 5 days a week and keep a food journal. - I did do a few inside workouts because it rained half the week.  I did not keep a food journal.
4.  Simplify my wardrobe.  Pare it down and make sure I can make outfits with the pieces I have.  Using this for inspiration. - I did some other things instead of this.  I will keep it on the list.

Home Management Goals
5.  Buy apples or see if I can pick some and make applesauce and apple butter and apple pie filling. - Did not happen.
6.  Can Chicken Corn Soup. - Did not happen
7. Wash, fold and put away one load of laundry every day.  (I am not very consistent with the putting away).  - I really want to take this off the list but I can't seem to get it done.
8.  Try making two new homemade snacks. - Trying again this week.
9. Make labels for school stuff.

Ministry Goals
10. Being consistent in praying for my husband and children DAILY. - Still working on this.
11. Find more ways to serve with the kids. - Still working on this.
12. Write two encouraging notes this week, one to a missionary from our church.  Have the kids also write a note or draw a picture to include.

This week's goals:

Mothering Goals
1. Consistently work on a quiet time with the kids.
2. Work on doing weekly chores consistently.  They have the daily chores down.

Personal Goals
3. Work on consistent exercise at least 4 days a week.
4.  Simplify my wardrobe.  Pare it down and make sure I can make outfits with the pieces I have.  Using this for inspiration. -Repeat from last week.

Home Management Goals
5.  Buy apples or see if I can pick some and make applesauce and apple butter and apple pie filling.
6. Work on making  chewy granola bars and whole wheat graham crackers.
7. Go through kids clothes and pair those down - especially my daughters.
8.  Work on plan for next freezer cooking to be done in two weeks.
9. Organize school workbooks and busy bags.

Ministry Goals
10. Being consistent in using my prayer binder daily.
11. Make freezer meals for new mom.
12. Write two encouraging notes this week, one to a missionary from our church.  Have the kids also write a note or draw a picture to include.

What goals do need to accomplish this week?



3 comments:

  1. Gretchen, when I grow up I want to be YOU! Love, Lynn

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  2. I love the idea of having a concret list every week! Way to go!
    Gina

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